At next week's Mifed film mart in Milan, it will take considerable art to sell so-called art films. That's because the always fragile arthouse biz is being battered by faltering sales to TV outlets…
Production and services company MediaPro is bidding to buy one of the country's biggest post-production houses, Telson, to hike its presence in the Spanish film and TV sectors.
Pedro Almodovar's "Hable con ella" (Talk to Her), Fernando Leon's "Los lunes al sol," (Mondays in the Sun) and Jose Luis Garci's "Historia de un beso" (Story of a Kiss) will slug it out to become…
This year's Mifed will be tough. There will be fewer deals on fewer films. Films will take longer to close as buyers prove as picky as a gourmet at a Fiera cafe.
Jaume Balaguero's haunted house pic "Darkness," Spain's biggest English-lingo pic of the year, broke local records for 2002, scaring up an opening Friday to Sunday tally of $1,166,319 off 275 prints.
Enrique Gonzalez Macho's art pic distrib shingle Spain-based Alta Films has struck a three-year exclusive theatrical distribution deal with Tesela Films.
Executive head-hunting vet Ben Ward has created the 7Arts Consultancy, a rare example of an international executive search company based in Europe focussing on entertainment and media.
The government has surprised analysts by abolishing TV ownership limits in Spain on Friday. One company may now own a commercial broadcaster outright -- up from the 49% cap.
Juan Menor, a veteran exec at Radio Television Espanola (RTVE), has been promoted to its No. 2 post as director of TVE, the core television company at the Spanish pubcaster.
The U.S. and European film industries have a new chance to sever an old bond -- that of mutual incomprehension. This time around, the issue is fair payment for actors, raised at a roundtable on the…