After half a century, classics-creating firm LC Barreto is still at the top of Brazilian TV and cinema.
Founders and their children remain active today
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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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$5.8M Cumulative:$281.2M Disney -16.98%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$166.3M Paramount Pictures -21.00%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$32.3M Warner Brothers / New Line -25.19%
Hollywood pics are performing increasingly well in Brazil, compensating for the decline of local movies.
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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.
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