With sales last year reaching a record DM968 million ($459 million), RTL2 has become the envy of its rivals. For managing director Josef Andorfer, the web's success is the result of a consistent…
Local programming rules in most European broadcasting markets, but some American dramas can still cut a swath through Euro skeds.
The next major project from Cuban helmer Fernando Perez is a true labor of love. Writer Anna Assenza had been searching fruitlessly for a director in her native Italy to adapt her autobiographical…
VIVIR MATA (Life Kills) Pic began shooting on the streets of Mexico in late February. Helmed by Nicolas Echeverria, pic is jointly produced by indie outfits Titan and Argos, the same team that came…
These are trying times for pay TV programmers in Latin America. The most heavily cabled market, Argentina, is struggling with an-ongoing recession while overall pay TV penetration in the region…
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…