The bitter battle between Europe's studios to lure big U.S. shoots has claimed a large scalp: Spain's $380 million Ciudad de la Luz.
Ciudad de la Luz
With state film subsidies being scaled back in Spain, tax breaks look like a keystone of a future, more market-driven, film financing system.
BRUSSELS The Spanish film studio that hosted Bruce Willis-starrer "The Cold Light of Day," among other pics, will be forced to pay back €265 million ($345 million) in public subsidy after a European…
Gotham's "Made in NY" marketing credit has expanded its free co-branded advertising to include additional bus shelters as well as subway advertising and Taxi TV spots for productions that do most of…
Travel Channel has picked up eight new unscripted series for 2012 and renewed six, including "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," which will return for its eighth season, and "Ghost Adventures" (its…
Miguel Cohan, director of "No Return," is working on a new project, "Betibu," an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro's latest novel.
In 2005, the Ciudad de la Luz opened -- the studio complex, overlooking the Mediterranean near eastern Spain's Alicante region, was described as the most advanced in Europe.
A who's who in Spanish film, from line-producers to studios, tech talent, commissions, facilities houses, post-prod, co-producers and rebate sources
Regional and federal lures boost local and international productions
Picture Machine and Galavis Films are developing Bret Easton Ellis screenplay "Bait," a Spain-set thriller to be directed by Jonas Pate.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%