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Ex-Imcine boss in at Televicine

Lopez takes on Bolanos' post as director

MEXICO CITY — The former head of the Mexican Film Institute (Imcine), Diego Lopez, will take the top spot at Televisa’s film production arm.

Without naming his successor, Televisa last week announced the promotion of Gomez Bolanos from director of Televicine to the corporate post of director general for creative concepts, effective Saturday. His new responsibilities are not clear.

Lopez was expected to replace Gomez Bolanos (Daily Variety, July 17).

Quality fare

Charged with shifting Televicine’s focus from B pics to better quality yet commercial fare, Gomez Bolanos had a fair run during his 2-1/2-year tenure. He produced Televicine’s 1997 hit “Elisa Antes el Fin del Mundo,” which grossed more than $1 million nationwide in what was otherwise a mixed year for the company.

Televicine scored big this year with “La Primera Noche” (The First Night). The teen-themed pic has grossed more than $1.75 million — the highest b.o. for a Mexican film in six years.

Lopez will be the fourth director at Mexico’s top production house in so many years. A filmmaker himself, he is widely respected among the local film community.

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