Summer Rain,Antonio Banderas' second directorial effort now inpost-production, has pre-sold to two territories in the latest of dealsannounced out of the three-day Spanish Film Screenings of Madrid (June 18-20).
Based on a two-minute promo,Strada picked up the Spanish-language coming-of-agetale Summer Rain (El Camino De Los Ingleses), for
Summer Rainco-producer and sales agent Sogecine-Sogepaq alsoclosed a deal in
Venevision was one of the most active buyers in
Some people questionedwhether the Spanish industry can sustain two international markets:
"I've been to all of theseevents and I've always managed to see a premiere worth travelling for," saidTom Quinn of US-based Magnolia Pictures. "That's what they have to have inorder to make them worth the trip."
Bulbeck & Mas partner Gillian Bulbeck added: "We should be looking beyond the short-termquestion of how much money was made [at this event] and consider the medium-and long-term perspective of companies coming in order to track directors andget to know talents."
Other deals for Sogepaq included to France's Colifilmson Argentinean romantic comedy Elsa &Fred; a 12-title package to Multivision forBulgaria, Serbia & Macedonia; and sales in Eastern Europe on Malaga title DarkBlueAlmostBlack (AzulOscuroCasiNegro),7 Virgins (7 Virgenes),Real Madrid and Princesses (Princesas).
Among the dozens of deals Latido closed was a sale on Ventura Pons'Food For Love to TLA for Canada,where it will be released through Mongrel Media; a pre-sale to Russia's Deliven on Joaquin Oristrell's Nobody's Perfect (NadieEs Perfecto); pay TV rights in the US to HBO on Incautos; and a slew of deals on The GronholmMethod (El Metodo), including to Palm Pictures inthe US,
Marina Fuentes closed saleson Mexican drama Rosario Tijeras to ahandful of territories including