New venues, more screenings draw global crowds to Brazil event.
Brazil's economic boom is encouraging local producers to focus on their home market, and Brazilian auds seem to be in the mood to laugh.
Strong Brazilian economy helps generate boffo box office for Hollywood.
Jose Padilha's "Elite Squad 2" is Brazil's representative in the Oscar foreign-language race.
Stellan Skarsgard and Joaquim de Almeida are set to star in Canadian helmer Sylvain Archambault's "Rouge Bresil," based on Jean-Christophe Rufin's 2001 historical bestseller.
A fast-growing middle-class, drawn to new series such as GNT's "Dilemas de Irene" and vintage fare such as Viva's "Quinto dos Infernos," is driving up the pay TV industry in Brazil.
While many filmmakers around the world are struggling for coin, biz in Brazil is booming thanks to a generous mix of federal, state and municipal film funds, grants and tax shelters.
TV Globo's 40-year reign as audience leader in Brazil will be challenged next year when TV Record airs exclusive coverage of the London 2012 summer Olympic games.
Brazil is raising its profile in Hollywood.
An overview of projects on offer, including Cannes selections and those still on the horizon
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%