U.K. cinema admissions rose 13% to 175.9 million in 2002, with B.O. up 17% to £755 million ($1.21 billion).
New pan-Euro film financing, production and distribution company Entera has tapped Margaret Nicoll, former general manager of Spanish distribber Sogepaq, as international production director.
Underscoring a mini-boom of Argentine films in Spain, Horacio Urban's Madrid-based sales company Urban Films has sold a trio of Argentine pics to Spain.
Something extraordinary happened in Spain last week: An American show nearly topped primetime TV ratings.
In a repeat of the movie going downturn in France, Italy and Germany last year, total Spanish cinema admissions fell 5% in 2002 to 139-140 million.
Another Spanish co-production looks bound for the swelling Competition lineup at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival: Isabel Coixet's upbeat tearjerker "My Life Without Me."
James Cameron looks set to direct a documentary on the Prestige tanker disaster, which sank off the Spanish coast on Nov. 19, carrying 70,000 tons of oil.
Look down the crix fave pics lists for last year and one strain of foreign-lingo cinema stands out: movies from Spain and Latin America.
In movie-mad Spain, you can always rely on films to pack a ratings punch on terrestrial TV, right? Wrong! TV results for 2002 are sounding alarms in the heads of local film acquisition execs.
Giant Spanish telco Telefonica has raised its controlling stake in terrestrial broadcaster Antena 3 to 59%, buying 11.8% from Spain's biggest high street bank, Santander Central Hispano, for around…
Some nations have nativity plays. Spaniards' favorite Christmas dramas are real-life political meltdowns. This go-round has been no exception. Just before Christmas Day, Socialist opposition leader…