LISBON -- Helmer-scribe Joao Canijo's gritty social melodrama, "Blood of my Blood" has been selected as Portugal's entry for the foreign-language Academy Award.
LISBON -- The Portuguese parliament has approved a film bill extending levies to pay TV operators and forcing broadcasters to invest more in film.
LISBON -- Jose Pedro Ribeiro, prexy of the Portuguese film institute, ICA, has quit, following in the footsteps of vice prexy Leonor Silveira, who resigned May 9.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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Elisabeth Murdoch's ambitious shingle Shine Group is to set up a Spanish and Portuguese arm.
Portugal and Spain are celebrated for sharing a common border and a mutual indifference. That may now be changing, including in film and TV.
Add Portugal to the list of markets from which Warner Bros. is withdrawing as an exhib. The studio is selling its 50% stake in the Portuguese circuit to its partner Lusomundo for 21 million euros…
A proposed new law may introduce film quotas into Portugal.