Peter Besas

  • TV

Latins plug into cable

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A new gold rush is transforming Latin American broadcasting into a latter-day El Dorado. Programmers, cable operators and franchise holders are scrambling to stake their claims.

Marketplace

  • Film

Valladolid pic fest wraps

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Using nine screens in five locations in this bustling provincial university city about 100 miles from Madrid, the 38th edition of the Valladolid Film Festival packed in local audiences throughout the…

Obituaries

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John W. Bloch, film and television writer, director and teacher, died Friday in Los Angeles after a long fight with emphysema. He wrote almost 400 teleplays and founded the Writers Guild Open Door…

  • Film

Review: 'Kika'

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Pedro Almodovar has pulled off another unqualified winner that should delight his aficionados all over the world with its dazzling, stylized sets and costumes , fast pacing, irreverent sendups and…

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