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.
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
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.
Jose Padilha, director of "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" is teaming via his Zazen Prods. label with Daniel Filho's Lereby Prods. to raise $60 million to finance 10 Brazilian movies over the next…