Founders and their children remain active today
After half a century, classics-creating firm LC Barreto is still at the top of Brazilian TV and cinema.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Director-actor Selton Mello's "O palhaco" (The Clown), a Bananeira Filmes' production, is Brazil's representative in the Oscar's foreign language race.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Hollywood pics are performing increasingly well in Brazil, compensating for the decline of local movies.
From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, filmmakers are finding better resources, friendlier governments and safer venues as they pursue their projects.
Competition is heating up in Brazil's nascent video-on-demand market, which is expected to expand rapidly over the next few years.
Local indie distrib Imagem and pay TV net Telecine have announced eight Brazilian features for theatrical release in 2012 and 12 for 2013.
From festival standouts to crowdpleasers a select list of screenings to look out for