In a rare trans-Atlantic transplant, one of Spain's biggest film and TV companies, Filmax Entertainment, is establishing a studio-style production system in Barcelona.
Mipcom Jr. confirmed that the kids' biz is on the road to recovery. Attendance at the two-day mini-mart, held in Cannes at the beginning of the month, swelled 10% over 2003 to 772 participants…
Champagne and optimism flowed at the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes Oct. 4-8. The international TV sales biz is finally seeing the uptick that program makers and broadcasters have been waiting for.
On Sept. 24, Viviane Reding, the EU culture and media commissioner since 1999, beamingly held aloft the San Sebastian Festival's first European Personality of the Year statue.
Twentieth Century Fox has taken pan-Latin American rights to Alejandro Amenabar's Venice honoree "The Sea Inside" in a deal inked with sales company Sogepaq.
Channel packager and distributor Media Park has inked with Auna, one of Spain's two largest cable operators, for Auna to carry a MGM Channel. The MGM Channel, which accesses MGM's 4,000-title…
Spain's new socialist government has near doubled the budget of Spain's central film subsidy fund.
Spanish telco Telefonica has sold its 4.8% stake in U.K. media group Pearson as it continues to cut media holdings. Telefonica's 38 million shares were placed by Pearson's broker Citigroup Smith…
Pedro Almodovar presented Woody Allen with a lifetime achievement Donostia Award at the Sept. 17 opening gala of the 52nd San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival. Fest bowed with a warmly received world…
Vet film distribution exec Adolfo Blanco has teamed with former TV exec Jose Maria Irisarri and construction impresario Marcos Fernandez to launch a new arthouse distribution shingle, Notro Films.