Mexican production companyTequila Gang has joined with Spain's Media Films, the new production divisionof distributor Manga Films, to co-produce three feature films from first-timewomen directors.

First up is CosasInsignificantes (Insignificant Things)by director Andrea Martinez, set to shoot next January in Mexico with probableleads Federico Luppi, Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Dolores Heredia. The remainingtwo films are from Mexico's Valentina Leduc and Argentina's Paula Marcovich.

The series is a pet projectof Tequila Gang's Bertha Navarro, who first encountered the scripts at theSundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in Oaxaca.

Through her solo companySalamandra Producciones, Navarro is currently in production on Paul Leduc's ElCobrador In God We Trust starringPeter Fonda and Lazaro Ramos (Madame Sata). Lumina Films has international rights to the film about two verydifferent serial killers, based on five short stories by Ruben Fonseca.

The Almodovar brothers' ElDeseo is co-producing, as are Argentina's Arca Difusion and Brazil's MorenaFilms. Buena Onda's Donald Ranvaud and Robert Bevan have associate producercredits. The film is shooting in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and New York, usinglocal crews in each location.