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Latin American film commissions together to create a film network

Latin American film commissions have united to create a regional network charged with a mandate to foster new business and build exposure for the continent’s film industry.

The long-gestating idea, inspired by the European Film Commission and the Association of Film Commissions International, was finally born at a meeting at the recent Locations Trade Show in Santa Monica. (more…)

25/06/2010 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Las cifras del cine Español

El cine español ha estrenado en 2009 en el extranjero 75 películas, de las que se ha distribuido una media de 214 copias (más del doble que el año anterior), y han recaudado 144,6 millones de euros, por encima de lo obtenido en España (104,3 millones de euros). El número de películas ha sido el 21 por ciento superior al de 2008 y han atraído a 23 millones de espectadores. (more…)

24/06/2010 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

Latest news on “Ventana Sur”, Latin America’s biggest film market

Ventana Sur, Latin America’s biggest film market, will add TV to its second edition in December.

Ventana Sur, a joint venture of the Cannes Festival Market and Argentina’s Incaa Film Institute, will open up exhibition space for Latin American public service TV programming, according to Incaa prexy Liliana Mazure. (more…)

15/06/2010 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Hoy debut del Madrid de Cine Spanish Film Screenings

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…)

15/06/2010 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Latin American deal for TOEI Animation

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.

08/06/2010 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Latin American artists conquer Bollywood

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…)

09/05/2010 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Independent Films’ New Path to Financing

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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27/04/2010 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

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