Douglas Wilson and brothers Ignacio and Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson have founded the Madrid-based film production company, LaZona Films.
"Los Novios bulgaros," by Spanish director Eloy de la Iglesia, has been selected for the arthouse Panorama section at this year's Berlin. Intl. Film Festival.
He might not be at the National Assn. of Television Program Executives meet in New Orleans, but his name is likely to be on a lot of lips there.
Few Spanish news hounds have swum so doggedly -- and to such great effect -- through the sewers of Spain's state and society as El Mundo TV general manager Melchor Miralles.
It's been a tough year for the biz in Spain, and 2003 looks even tougher. In May, Sogecable and telco Telefonica announced they were considering a merger of their pay TV operations.
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."