Spain's largest media group, Prisa, stood firm in 2002, posting full-year net profits of e82.1 million ($88.2 million), 7% higher than in 2001. Revenue increased 1.6% to $1.3 billion.
Oliver Stone's Fidel Castro docu "Comandante" has sold to Italy's Mikado Film. Deals will close shortly for the U.K., Japan and France.
The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Intl. Film Festival has launched a new minimart -- the EuroForum '03 Audiovisual Co-Production Market -- aimed at furthering European co-productions and investment in…
Spanish actor Fele Martinez will star opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in Pedro Almodovar's next feature, "La mala educacion" (Bad Education).
Entrepreneurs Alfredo Ulloa and Sergio Vidal have created Goya Films, a Madrid-based outfit focusing on the production and distribution for Spain of TV movies.
Zenpix, a joint venture between Susan Jackson and Promark, has launched a foreign sales division. First pics offered are "Briar Patch" and "Anne B. Real."
Frankfurt-based media fund and production company Boll KG has raised $29 million in production funds, according to an an-nouncement by the company.
In a first-day deal at this year's American Film Market, Senator Intl. has acquired worldwide sales and distribution rights outside France and Spain to "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," an 18th century…
Sogecable, Spain's biggest pay TV operator, has reported a loss of €54.2 million ($58.3 million) for 2002 after a $3 million net profit a year earlier, mostly due to a $44.6 million writedown in the…
Hearst Ent. has taken worldwide rights outside Spain to "Latin Profiles" (Perfiles latinos), a four-part, one-hour docu series with portraits of Antonio Banderas, Celia Cruz, Oscar de la Renta and…
Spanish showbiz industryites took part in a massive anti-war protest on Saturday as two to three million people marched against government support for a U.S. attack on Iraq.