Last year's B.O. results for 90% of Western Europe are now in: Total admissions held, rising 0.4% to 848.2 million in 2002. Gross B.O. increased 4% to €4.89 billion ($5.25 billion), aided by ticket…
Telefonica's aggressive investment in the media from 1997 came back to haunt the giant Spanish telco last year as its media subsid Admira Media posted €669.2 million ($719.6 million) full-year net…
Barcelona-based Manga Films, one of Spain's biggest indie distribbers, is entering local pic production. Manga will co-produce four films this year with Spain's Iris Star, headed by Pere Domenech.
Two of Spain's best known animation execs, Sergi Reitg and Myriam Ballesteros, have created Icon, a Barcelona-based toon production and distribution company.
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.
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…
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.
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.