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La Federación de Asociaciones de Productores Audiovisuales (FAPAE) ha presentado hoy la quinta edición de Madrid de Cine Spanish Film Screenings, una plataforma destinada a vender cine español que, según el presidente de esa entidad, Pedro Pérez, “se ve más fuera que dentro”.
En esta nueva edición, que cuenta como madrina con la actriz Belén Rueda, se mostrarán 33 filmes españoles, entre ellas “Los ojos de Julia“, “Celda 211” o “Nacidas para sufrir“, en los Cines Princesa, mientras que las dos películas en 3D “Viaje a África” y “La Tropa de trapo” se proyectarán en el cine Berlanga. (more…)
Toei Animation has signed several licensing agreements with broadcasters and DVD companies in Latin America.
Saint Seiya was picked up by Bandeirantes TV in Brazil and Panamericana TV in Peru. Saint Seiya The Hades has been licensed to Bandeirantes TV. Digimon Frontier was acquired by Rede TV in Brazil. Dragon Ball Z was renewed by Ecuavisa in Ecuador and Televisa in Mexico.
DVD deals were closed with Five Stars in Brazil, which picked up the rights for Digimon Adventure; Playarte in Brazil, which renewed its contract for Saint Seiya; and Towers Entertainment in Mexico, which acquired the DVD rights for Saint Seiya Tenkaihen and Saint Seiya.
A new Bollywood film co-starring a Mexican actress has raised hopes that Indian cinema can make inroads into the Spanish-speaking market, after boosting its profile elsewhere in the world.
Leading lady Barbara Mori appears with heartthrob actor Hrithik Roshan in “Kites,” a romantic drama about a fugitive left for dead in the Mexican desert, who meets the love of his life and goes on the run across the United States.
Roshan’s father, Rakesh, who produced the movie, said: “There are a lot of inquiries from the Spanish-speaking market and we would love to release ‘Kites’ in as many countries as possible.
“The world has become small due to globalisation and today films from South Korea and other Asian countries do make an impact in mainstream Hollywood and other markets. (more…)
Indie filmmakers are always looking for money, and as I wrote in my last post, (see reference below) - as conventional forms of financing for indie films continue to dry up, enterprising producers have discovered an unprecedented new resource for money: they’re going online and hitting up their audiences. This online solicitation is called “crowd-funding” or “tribe-funding.” This lets the audience members who care most about a film its “tribe” — play a bigger role in getting it made.
Intriguing idea — so intriguing that, although my background is inside traditional film financing, I have been actively exploring how crowd-funding might work either on its own or in conjunction with traditional and alternative film financing models…
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The channel launches in Spanish in HD for subscribers across Cablevision Argentina, Cablevision Mexico and Sky Mexico this month. A Portuguese-language version of MGM HD launched in Brazil last year. The channel boasts a library of more than 4,100 film titles, along with a variety of original productions, recent releases and exclusive special events such as American Film Institute: Life Achievement Award, World Music Awards and its latest production MMA on MGM: Battle of the Americas in high definition.
“MGM Channels continue to expand and thrive across the global multichannel marketplace,” said Bruce Tuchman, the president of MGM Worldwide Networks. “High definition has become a particularly hot area of growth for us as this new HD launch follows our recent launch of MGM HD in the U.K., and the slew of vibrant MGM HD channels that we have launched in rapid succession over the last few years in the U.S., Europe and the Mid-East.”
Melvin Perez, the president of MGM Networks Latin America, added: “The MGM HD channel arrived in Brazil in May 2009 and our strategy remains to offer a channel with programming that is separate from our standard signal, presenting different genres of films without commercial interruptions and without traditional advertising. With the strengthening of our portfolio in the region, MGM Networks Latin America strengthens its market position by taking leadership in launching new trends and presenting the first truly basic movie channel in high definition.”
The third Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival bows Tuesday at a time when Brazilian cinema has much to celebrate. The market share of Brazilian pics at home grew a solid 50% in 2008 and is promising to hold steady this year, according to Leonardo de Barros, of Conspiracao Filmes, while more shingles are forging international alliances. (more…)
From Wednesday, April 21 2010 to Thursday, April 29 2010
This year, more than 100 films from over 13 countries will be showcased at the festival, including an unprecedented number of new releases highlighting new and prestigious productions from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States; an impressive selection of narrative and feature films in competition; a great collection of short films, and youth films presented in the Emergencia Youth Film Program. (more…)
The Instituto Cervantes will be screening five Mexican films adapted from classic Mexican novels for a mini-film festival starting on Friday. The festival is running in conjunction with World Book Day on April 23.
A film directed by Carlos Vela, Pedro Páramo (1966), will be screened on World Book Day, and is based on the classic novella by Juan Rulfo that is widely regarded to have kick started the “magical realism” period in the Latin arts. Highly symbolic and metaphorical, the film follows a father’s search for his son during the Mexican Revolution and regarded by critics as the “Citizen Kane of Mexican cinema.”
The Mexican embassy in Beijing told the Global Times that they chose to highlight Pedro Páramo because it’s the most widely known novel outside of Latin America. (more…)
Spanish content powerhouse Vertice 360 has set up its own international sales operation, Vertice Sales, to handle the group’s product, as well as to represent independent producers. Gonzalo Sagardia will head the new division.
Vertice Sales, which will handle film and television content and format, debuted this week at MIPTV — announcing two closed deals in Asia at its launch Tuesday.
Discovery Japan has picked up Japanese rights to the documentary series “Waterlife,” while Hong Kong-based Cheers Media bought the series for Korea.
Sagardia will act as managing director of Vertice Sales. He formerly headed sales at Cin.TV, the documentary production branch within the Vertice Group that produced “Waterlife.”
“Cin.TV has a lot of experience with sales and this move looks to take advantage of its knowledge and put it at the service of the whole group, as well as offer the sales team the muscle of Vertice as a platform,” .
Angela de Valle, who handled sales for Vertice’s Notro, will handle film sales, Maria Arroyo will handle documentaries and Jessica Ortiz will handle animation and TV formats. Vertice’s varied catalogue includes “Insignificant Things,” directed by Andrea Martinez and produced by Guillermo del Toro and winner of the Audience Award at Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema. Vertice will also sell Juan Cavestany’s comedy “Gente de Mala Calidad” (“Lowlifes”), starring Maribel Verdu and set to premiere next week at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival, and “Enloquecidos” (“Crazed”), starring Silvia Abascal and Veronica Forque.
Vertice Sales will also manage the group’s television formats, such as “El Hormiguero,” “Mision en Mocland” and “Cuestion de Sexo.”
El festival cinematográfico Eurocine vuelve a Colombia este mes, tras 16 años de éxitos anuales y con un atrayente catálogo de películas, cortometrajes, largometrajes y documentales, anunciaron hoy fuentes institucionales y diplomáticas.
Está previsto que el evento inaugure carteleras en la ciudad de Bogotá con presentaciones en seis salas entre los días 14 y 25 de abril. Después, el festival hará un recorrido nacional por Medellín, Cali, Bucaramanga y Pereira.
La décimo sexta edición de la cita sobre el séptimo arte es patrocinada por la Fundación Festival de Cine Europeo de Colombia y cuenta con el apoyo de varias embajadas del Viejo Continente.
España será el país invitado de honor y participará con 14 producciones, de las cuales 50 por ciento son de reciente factura. El modelo de la muestra general privilegia una combinación de títulos independientes con cintas comerciales.
Además se confirmó la participación de realizaciones de Suiza, Suecia, Rumania, Reino Unido, Polonia, Portugal, Italia, Francia, Bulgaria, Bélgica, Austria, Alemania, y Noruega, país que asistirá por primera vez en Eurocine.
El cine digital contará con una sesión privilegiada dentro del festival y mostrará filmes como Ciudad Bolívar, Aguablanca y la Comuna 13, comentó el diario La República.
Algunas de las historias anunciadas son de España: Azul oscuro casi negro, Barcelona un mapa, Camino, y Caótica Ana, de Noruega: Aguas turbulentas y O’Horten, y de Italia: El oficio de las armas y Vidas privadas.