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Spain’s Amigo goes solo

First up is black comedy, directorial debut of Arzuaga

One of Spain’s best-known production execs, Ana Amigo, has created her own film production shingle, Amigo Producciones Cinematograficas.

Amigo’s first project is black comedy “Juego de ratas,” the directorial debut of Irene Arzuaga. The screenplay was co-written by Arzuaga and Raquel de la Fuente.

Amigo is also moving a still-unnamed legit production, skedded to bow in late 2002. “It will be very original and very different from classical theater,” she says.

Amigo, who will attend Cannes to advance her projects, worked as director of acquisitions at Sogepaq, buying such titles as “Central do Brasil” and “Bitter Moon.” She was responsible for international finance on Alejandro Amenabar’s second pic, “Open Your Eyes,” which was remade in the U.S. as “Vanilla Sky.”

From 2001 she headed up production and project development at Spanish film and TV prodco Star Line, where she developed wife-abuse drama “She’s Mine” toplining Sergi Lopez (“Harry, He’s Here to Help”) and Paz Vega (“Sex and Lucia”).