Javier Bardem will topline the next film by Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others"), the Spanish-lingo "Mar adentro" (Out to Sea), based on the real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 25…
Distrib vet Jose Luis Gimare, former head of sales of Lolafilms Distribucion, has teamed with marketing and distrib specialists Guillermo Velasco, Enrique Munoz and Sergio Perez to create a new…
Two powerful Euro distribbers -- Samuel and Victor Hadida's Metropolitan Film Export and expanding Italian prod-distrib conglom Mondo TV -- have sealed all rights for the Sogepaq-sold "Mortadelo…
The 24th edition of the Valencia Intl. Film Festival will host a new mini-mart, Mercamostra, aimed at boosting sales of films from Mediterranean-rim countries and beyond.
The U.K.'s ICA and Spain's Alta Films have snapped up U.K. and Spanish rights, respectively, to "Osama," Siddiq Barmak's acclaimed portrait of religious fanaticism and misogyny under the Taliban…
Pan-Latin-American distributor and rights broker Phoenix World Investments Intl. will establish a U.S.-based distribution company, PWI USA, focusing on domestic distribution of foreign films.
Total theater admissions in Western Europe edged up 0.7% in 2002 to 931.4 million, according to provisional stats unveiled here Thursday by EU exhib initiative Media Salles.
A combo of Spanish production companies has taken out an 18-month option on Mario Puzo bestseller "The Family," with David Giler ("Alien" franchise screenwriter-producer) attached to write the script…
New pan-Euro film distrib co Entera has unveiled the first two projects on which it is currently seeking finance.
Spanish sales consortium the Pi Group has sealed a deal to handle international rights on four recent productions or acquisitions from Antonio Llorens' Lauren Films, Spain's biggest indie distrib.
Continuing its swath of sales at Cannes, the Denise Richards-Daryl Hannah starrer "Whore," helmed by Spanish director Luna, has been licensed to Mexico-based Quality Films for the whole of Latin…