Prominent pics from the land of the bossa nova
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.
These 10 cutting-edge filmers are changing the biz landscape in the region.
Named Twitter's most influential tweeter by indie research group Twitalyzer earlier this year, Brazilian standup comedy pioneer and TV personality Rafinha Bastos boasts 3.5 million followers.
With the collapse of the homevideo DVD market, local indie distribs are increasingly turning to the distribution of Brazilian pics in order to make ends meet.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Vinicius Coimbra's debut feature "Matraga," a Brazilian western-styled drama, nabbed five kudos on the final night of the 13th Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, which wrapped Tuesday.
Jose Padilha's Cold Mountain Ent. and Mark Abraham and Eric Newman's Strike Ent. are near ready to bring "Tri-Border" onto the market.