In the shake-up at Canal Plus after the creation of Vivendi Universal, execs quickly pinpointed a new helmer for its flagship French channel.
Isabel Raventos is a contradiction in terms: a top femme exec in the Spanish TV industry. Recent examples could fit -- legally -- into a taxi.
While traditional TV players at Mip tend to be the same familiar faces year in, year out, don't expect to run into all those Internet and new-media contacts you made in Cannes last year. Quite a few…
For broadcasters in six Spanish-lingo markets, the World Cup is a different ball game now that satcaster DirecTV Latin America is playing. For years, Latam rights to soccer's top tourney had been the…
AMORES POSSIVEIS (Possible Loves) Director: Sandra Werneck (“Little Book of Love”) Producer: Cineluz Stars: Murilo Benicio (“Woman on Top”) and Carolina Ferraz Release: Opens on March 30 Distrib…
Having established a firm foothold in the Southern Cone, CIE has turned its South American focus to Brazil.
Brazil's film biz has bounced back and is staking its claim anew. Last year, 24 Brazilian pics were released, grossing $17.4 million, compared with 25 pics, $11.9 million, in 1999.
CIE topper Alejandro Soberon was bitten by the showbiz bug early in life. While still a teenager, he partnered with his father to form Frontera Films, which turned out 35 low-budget pics over a…
Despite an ongoing recession and the economic difficulties of the national film institute, INCAA, 2000 was a vintage year for Argentine cinema.
For the second year running, a Chilean film set new attendance for a locally produced pic. Nearly 1 million Chileans went to see this year's draw, "Chacotero Sentimental."
LA FUGA Producer: Telefe Cinema Division Director: Eduardo Mignogna Cast: Miguel Angel Sola, Norma Aleandro In post-production. True story of prison breakout. CHIQUITITAS Producer: Telefe Cinema…