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  • Spanish cinemas shut in protest against proposed film law


    Nearly all of Spain 's cinemas closed last night in protest against a proposed film law, which includes a 25% screen quota of Spanish and European films.
  • Attendance up 38% at second Film Screenings Of Madrid


    The second edition of the Spanish Film Screenings of Madrid (June 10-12) closed on Tuesday night with a turnout that was 38 percent larger than last year.
  • La Caja and Choking Man take top prizes at first Ibiza festival


    The Spanish island of Ibiza played host last week to its first international film festival with nightly disco parties and appearances by its all-star patrons: John Hurt, Terry Gilliam and Alan Parker.Last night, the Spanish production La Caja, directed by Juan Carlos Falcon, took the award for Best Film and co-stars Angela Molina y Elvira Miguez shared the prize for Best Actress. A US production, Choking ...
  • Spanish industry bemoans quotas continued in new film law


    Spanish producers, exhibitors and TV networks are giving mixed reviews toSpain's controversial new film law, recently approved by the Council ofMinisters.The legislation, expected to receive fast-track treatment in Parliament, has been mired for months by bitter opposition from exhibitors, TV networks and some actors - and the controversy hasn't died down yet.Perhaps the only part of the law that enjoys broad backing is the significant increase in tax ...
  • Chaotic Ana, Summer Rain sell well for Sogepaq


    Spanish distribution house Sogepaq has announced a round of sales at Cannes for Julio Medem's Chaotic Ana and Antonio Banderas' Summer Rain, the actor's second directorial effort.Chaotic Ana, the follow-up to Medem's successful Sex & Lucia, pre-sold at the festival in Korea (Sponge); Brazil (Visual Films); Israel ...
  • International buyers up 25%for second Madrid Screenings


    The second edition of the Spanish Film Screenings of Madrid expects to attract 131 international film buyers this weekend - about 25 percent more than last year. And the growing interest is reflected not only in the number but also the stature of the buyers, according to the Spanish Producers' Federation, FAPAE, which organizes the event.
  • El Deseo and Explora start production on Sipan tomb project


    El Deseo, the Almodovar brothers' Madrid-based production company, and Explora Films have started production on a $1.34m (Euros 1m) docudrama about the discovery and excavation of the ancient tomb of the Lord de Sipán in northern Peru.
  • Banderas Berlin award-winner makes first sales


    The first round of sales have closed on Antonio Banderas' latest directorialeffort, Summer Rain (El Camino De Los Ingleses), which recently won theEuropa Cinemas Label prize for Best European film in Berlin.Banderas' second film as a director after Crazy In Alabama (1999) hasalready sold in 12 countries, including the UK and Ireland (Tartan), Mexico(Latinofusion), Brazil ...
  • San Sebastian to feature Henry King retrospective


    The San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 20-29) will feature a retrospective of the works by American cinema pioneer Henry King at its upcoming 55th edition.
  • Dygra teams with Fantastic Films to market animated movies


    Spanish animation producer Dygra Films has signed an agreement with the LA-based distributor Fantastic Films International to exclusively market its titles worldwide.The deal begins with the upcoming feature, The Spirit Of The Forest, sequel to Dygra's 2001 hit, The Living Forest. 'This agreement is a large leap in the path toward ...
  • Madrid plans to launch new film festival in March 2008


    The Spanish capital is planning a 2008 launch for its first international film festival, Filma Madrid, backed by a private foundation of Spanish actors, directors and other industry professionals.