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  • Telefonica Studios Boards Alejandro Amenabar's 'Regression'

    In a major step-up in scale, Telefonica Studios, the production division of Spanish telco giant Telefonica, has boarded Academy Award winning Alejandro Amenabar's upcoming "Regression," starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, which has just wrapped...
  • Spain's Telecinco Cinema Joins 'Monster,' 'Regression'

    Renewing relations with Spain's two most preeminent heavyweight auteurs, Spanish production and promotion powerhouse Telecinco Cinema has boarded both Juan Antonio Bayona's fantasy-actioner "A Monster Calls" and Alejandro Amenabar's thriller "Regression."...
  • Incentives, Creative Energy Fuel Brazil's Burgeoning Animation Biz

    This June, expect an explosion of color, energy and artistry from Brazil -- and not just from its World Cup soccer team. At France's Annecy Festival, the world's biggest international animation event, three Brazil titles will play in the official...
  • Walter Salles' VideoFilmes Boards Santiago Mitre's 'La Patota'

    MADRID - VideoFilmes, the Rio de Janeiro-based production house owned by Walter Salles ("Central Station," "The Motorcycle Diaries"), will co-produce social thriller "La Patota," the much-anticipated second film by Argentina's Santiago Mitre. Based on...
  • Telefonica Buys Spanish Pay TV Leader Canal Plus

    MADRID - In a milestone deal that looks set to shape the future of TV in Spain, Spanish telco giant Telefonica has bought Canal Plus, the biggest pay TV operator in Spain, for €725 million ($1.0 billion). Presided by Cesar Alierta, who has reiterated...
  • Cannes: Helmer Pablo Fendrik Talks About Turning the Western on Its Head

    Pablo Fendrik's "El Ardor," an Amazon-set Western action adventure and Participant Media's first investment under its Participant PanAmerica initiative, will play as a Special Screening at this year's Cannes Festival. The third feature from Fendrik,...
  • Al Jazeera Files $150 Million Compensation Claim Against Egyptian Government

    Al Jazeera Media Network has filed a $150 million compensation claim against Egypt on the grounds that a crackdown by the country's military-backed government has damaged its investments there since July 2013. The Qatari-owned broadcaster, its...
  • Qatar Funds Startup News Channel to Assuage Al Jazeera Critics

    TEL AVIV - In an apparent bid to distance itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and appease its powerful neighbors, Qatar on Monday announced plans for a new television station to serve as a counterweight to its homegrown powerhouse Al Jazeera. Funded by...
  • CANNES: After Hitting Bottom, Spanish Fortunes Rise Again

    For Spain's film industry, the spring outlook for 2014 represents a frustrating paradox. On the one hand, theatrical grosses and ticket sales through April 20 were up 12% and 29%, respectively, over 2013, according to Rentrak. The romantic comedy...
  • Prosecutor Seeks Time For Top Mediaset Management in Mediatrade Case

    ROME - A Milan prosecutor has requested a three year and two months jail sentence for Mediaset Vice Chairman Pier Silvio Berlusconi (pictured), who is Silvio Berlusconi's son, in a long-gestating tax fraud case pertaining to the top commercial Italian...
  • Spain Sees Rapid Growth in VOD as Audiences Tap Into Digital Streaming

    While Spain's economy and box office are still reeling, the country also is undergoing a revolution in the way consumers, particularly younger ones, watch TV, as new technology including smartphones and tablets drive up numbers in the exploding video-on-...