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Hollywood titles gobbling up Mexican cinemas

Theater chains in Mexico are enjoying a record-breaking year in admissions, yet homegrown fare continues to struggle at the box office.

Exhibitors here expect to close out the year with 191 million tickets sold, which positions Mexico as the world’s fifth largest exhibition market in terms of attendance figures, according to an annual report by the National Film Chamber. The report ranks Mexico fifth behind India, the U.S., China and France. (more…)

18/12/2010 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Primer Festival de Cine Mexicano en Hong Kong

La cinta de Roberto SneiderArráncame la vida“, basada en la novela homónima de Ángeles Mastreta, y el corto de animación “Hasta los huesos” , de René Castillo, el más caro realizado en México hasta ahora, abrieron hoy la primera edición del Festival de Cine Mexicano en Hong Kong.

“Para nosotros es un éxito inusitado” , reconoció Jorge Ramiro, director del festival, ante una sala a rebosar y con llenos previstos para el domingo y para el cierre del ciclo.

“Las historias de amor mexicanas son también para hombres”, avanzó el director ante un público expectante. (more…)

09/05/2010 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment

RiverRun Film Fest starts tomorrow with Mexican flavour

This year’s RiverRun International Film Festival – which starts Tomorrow in Winston-Salem — will live up to the “international” part of its title by putting a spotlight on Mexican movies.

Andrew Rodgers, the festival’s director, said that for the 2010 festival, organizers wanted to include a “curated sidebar,” with experts introducing each of the films and discussing their importance. (more…)

20/04/2010 at 11:24 pm Leave a comment

Mexico targets Hollywood with tax incentives

Mexico has launched a $20-million tax-incentive program in an ambitious move to lure film production from Hollywood and other locales.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday he hopes the program will make Mexico “the capital of Latin American cinema.”

He made the announcement at Baja Studios in the state of Baja California, where James Cameron’s “Titanic” and Peter Weir’s “Master and Commander: Far Side of the World” were shot in the studio’s colossal tanks.

Managed by state-run film financing agency Imcine and Mexican trade and investment body ProMexico, the program offers tax rebates of 7.5% on film productions that exceed the amount of 70 million pesos ($5.5 million). By Mexican standards, where the average budget runs about $2 million, that is considered a high-budget production. The fund will double next year to $40 million.

To qualify, foreign producers must contract local production services. Producers also can write off an additional 10% owed for IVA, Mexico’s value-added tax.

“The message is that there is a 17.5% rebate for foreign productions,” said Manuel Sandoval, ProMexico’s head of strategy and innovation.

Source: Reuters

10/03/2010 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

El cine mexicano del 2010

Articulo de Escribiendo Cine

Con las celebraciones que se preparan el año entrante en México se estrenará su película más cara, El atentado, y además se producirá Revolución, en la que curiosamente no estarán ninguno de los tres directores que se han convertido en talento exportable (Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón y Alejandro González Iñárritu), sino diez directores -en su mayoría nuevos talentos- que rodarán otros tantos cortos en relación con el centenario de la Revolución mexicana y la vigencia del hecho histórico en el país actual. Canana y Mantarraya coproducen el recopilatorio junto al IMCINE. Además, tampoco se olvidará el 200 aniversario de la Independencia. (more…)

04/01/2010 at 2:45 pm

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