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…
Pointing to renewed sales life on key durable titles, Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Intl. has closed a slew of recent major territory sales on titles it brought onto the market as far back as 2008.
Canada's CD Films and Portugal's Stopline Filmes have boarded two-part miniseries "Rouge Bresil" (Brazil Red), a groundbreaking high-end Brazilian international co-production.
Spurred by the self-distribution success of sequel "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within," helmer Jose Padilha has teamed up with Fernando Meirelles' O2 Filmes and three other top Brazilian producers as…
RioMarket 2011: World Cup opporutunities on the table for local shingles
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.