After last year's low-key post-9/11 edition, the 50th San Sebastian Film Festival has returned to form. With so many pics having already played at Toronto, the fest offered no big international…
Media concentration is becoming this year's Spanish TV production trend. During the last two weeks, Dutch TV giant Endemol has raised its stake in its Spanish venture, Gestmusic Endemol, from 60% to…
In the first sizeable deal to be closed at the San Sebastian Intl. Film Fest, Ocean Films has acquired all French rights to the three-part tale "Historias minimas." Set in Patagonia, the film is…
Marking the entry of another U.S. studio into pic production in Spain, Universal Studios Networks Espana has committed 1 million euros ($976,000) to co-finance "Amor en defensa propia," Spaniard Rafa…
The Spanish film industry, already suffering from slowing pay-TV coin, now faces a subsidy crunch according to the powerful producers' lobby group Fapae.
Spanish production company Kanzaman has joined Blighty's Pembridge Pictures on "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," a S23 million ($21.9 million) adaptation of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning novel.
One of Latin-America's most admired thesps, Argentinian Federico Luppi, ("Cronos," "Martin Hache") will make his directorial debut early next year, helming an intimist drama, "Pasos."
Spain's anti-trust watchdog has given a qualified thumbs-up for the merger of the country's two digital pay TV platforms.
Veteran distribber Walter Achugar has launched a new shingle Renacimiento Films.
The San Sebastian Film Festival will greet an old hand in a new suit: the articulate, thrusting and some would say even visionary TV executive Maurizio Carlotti.
For two decades, Pedro Almodovar, abetted by producer brother Agustin, has mercilessly mawked at the excesses of television in pics like "High Heels" and "Kika."