In Julio Medem's "Sex and Lucia," produced by Spain's Sogecine, a lovelorn Spanish lass decamps to a Mediterranean island to retox after a bad relationship, aided by large doses of sex.
Douglas Wilson is ankling as Lolafilms VP of international production to head up a new, ambitious production operation at distrib Tripictures.
Stephen Rea is in negotiations to topline Fernando Solanas' $5.2 million "Afrodita, the Taste of Love." Pic is based on the bestselling cookbook "Stories, Recipes and Other Aphrodisiacs" by Isabel…
Spain's numero uno indie distrib, Antonio Llorens' Lauren Films, is inking accords with the country's top film producers as it plows into the theatrical and video distribution of local pics.
Robert Carlyle has been cast to topline the offbeat Brit comedy "Das Cowboy," the tale of a film shoot from hell.
Giant Spanish telco Telefonica may merge its Internet conglom Terra Lycos with film and TV subsid Telefonica Media.
Italian media magnate and prime minister wannabe Silvio Berlusconi is fighting another media onslaught -- this time from Spain.
Lena Olin has been cast opposite Anna Paquin in "Darkness," an upcoming psychological scarer written and directed by Jaume Balaguero ("Nameless").
Spanish publishing and media group Correo, owner of a 25% stake in broadcaster Tele 5, has postponed its planned flotation of 20% of its shares.
Antonio Asensio, prexy of Spanish publishing and media group Zeta and former head of broadcaster Antena 3, died April 20 after a year-long illness. He was 53.
Helmer Bille August ("Smilla's Sense of Snow") will direct "The Maid of Buttermere," an English-lingo romantic tragedy from Spanish production house Lolafilms. Set in the early 19th century in the…