John Fogelman, former WME board member, has launched FactoryMade Ventures as an entertainment, media business development and consulting firm with J.J. Abrams as its principal investor.
Spain's telcos and newest TV broadcasters are injecting fresh money into Spain's cash-crunched film production sector.
Spain's Telecinco Cinema will co-produce and take Spanish free-to-air rights to 3D adventure tooner "Tad, the Lost Explorer," helmed by first-timer Enrique Gato.
The cash-crunched Spanish film biz could use some hefty help, and it's about to get it courtesy of Spain's biggest company, telco giant Telefonica.
Andrucha Waddington's "Lope," which screens out of competition Saturday, may mark a milestone for the Spanish film industry.
The dealmaker: Everyone has heard of John de Mol, the former pirate radio DJ who invented "Big Brother" and became the third-richest man in Holland in the process.
Mexican TV giant Televisa appears to be courting Spanish television behemoth Telefonica in a bid to sew up the Mexican triple-play market, edging out dominant telco Telmex.
Argentina's broadcasting regulator Comfer has nixed telco giant Telefonica Argentina's plans to launch a pay TV channel over its DSL broadband lines.
Spain's Telefonica has entered Brazil's pay-TV market by acquiring a 49% stake in cabler TVA from Brazilian media giant Abril.
Planeta/De Agostini and the RTL Group look set to up their stakes in Spanish web Antena 3 when owner Telefonica distributes a 30% stake in its private broadcaster among its shareholders on Tuesday…