Spanish Screenings export horror

International shingles team for terror

Germany’s EMS New Media, Japan’s DEX Entertainment, Italy’s Minerva and Sharada and Scandinavia’s Nobel Entertainment have licensed “6 Films to Keep You Awake,” a half-dozen Spanish-language TV horror movies, among a slew of deals at Madrid’s inaugural Spanish Film Screenings.

Produced by Filmax Television and Telecinco’s Estudios Picasso, the six-pic pack also sold to Mexico’s Quality Films, Brazil’s Paris Filmes and Argentina’s CDI Films.

Pics are “To Let” from Jaume Balaguero (“Fragile”); “The Baby’s Room” by Alex de la Iglesia (“Perdita Durango”); “Spectre” by Alejandro Amenabar co-screenwriter Mateo Gil; “A Real Friend” from Enrique Irbizu (“Box 507”); “The Christmas Tale” from Paco Plaza (“Second Name”); and “Blame” from vet chiller director Chico Ibanez Serrador.

“To Let” was a hit Sunday at the first day of the Screenings.

In other Screenings news, Madrid-based international sales agent Urban Films is handling European rights to Argentine comedy “Sofacama” (Sofabed), toplining Cecilia Roth.

Helmed by Ulises Rosell and produced by Buenos Aires-based Azpeitiacine, “Sofabed” turns on a single woman with three teenage children whose domestic harmony is shattered when she takes in an old friend.

Buenos Aires-based sales and distribution company Primer Plano is managing “Sofabed’s” Latin America rights.

Urban Films also has taken international rights to Spanish social drama “La buena voz,” helmed by Antonio Cuadri (“Heart of the Earth”).

Toplining Jose Luis Gomez and produced by Abra Prods., Fenix and Surinvest, pic has been released in Spain by Festival Films.

Spanish sales agent El Dorado Intl. has taken worldwide rights outside Latin America to Enrique Gabriel’s romantic comedy “Suspiros del corazon” (Sighs From the Heart).

Primer Plano has taken rights in Latin America save for Mexico, where Canela Films handles distribution.

“Sighs” is co-produced by Madrid-based ATPIP Prods. and Argentina’s Aleph Media and is being sold by El Dorado at the Madrid Screenings, which closes today.

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