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‘Lost and Found,’ with ‘Money Heist’ Star Alvaro Morte, Scores First Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

“Lost And Found” has closed first sales to Italy (Eagle Pictures), France (KMBO) and Taiwan (Creative Century Entertainment) on thriller “Lost and Found,” starring Álvaro Morte, “Money Heist’s” Professor, and directed by...

‘Cop Secret’ Closes North America, France for Alief (EXCLUSIVE)

British-French film company Alief has closed North America and French-speaking territories on “Cop Secret,” effectively now selling the Icelandic buddy cop spoof to over half the world’s major markets.  In North America,...

Jaime Chavarri’s ‘La Manzana de Oro’ Swooped On by FilmSharks, RTVE (EXCLUSIVE)

Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has snapped up worldwide sales rights to Jaime Chavarri’s upcoming comedy, “La Manzana de Oro” (“The Golden Apple”). In a separate deal, Spanish pubcaster RTVE has clinched free TV...

Sao Paulo Powers Up Shoot Rebate, Creative SP Program (EXCLUSIVE)

Brazil’s economic powerhouse, São Paulo is emerging as a key film-TV player in Brazil’s post-pandemic mix.  In one move, São Paulo State and City authorities are teaming to power up a new...

Filmax Swoops on ‘Unicorns,’ Alex Lora’s Awaited Fiction Feature Debut

Filmax has swooped in on one of Spain’s most awaited fiction feature debuts of 2022, Alex Lora’s “Unicorns” (“Unicornios”). Pic is produced by Inicia Films’ Valerie Delpierre, producer of director Carla Simon’s...

Cannes Gears Up for Buoyant Market

Tom Hanks, Jodie Comer, Olivia Colman, David Cronenberg and Richard Linklater head projects at a Cannes 2022 pre-sales market that looks like the most buoyant in recent years, while also ushering in...

Stop-Motion ‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book,’ ‘Beast’ Win at Quirino Awards

Cesar Cabral’s “Bob Spit: We Do Not Like People,” Roy Ambriz and Arturo Ambriz’s  “Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,” and “Beast” topped the 5th Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, which took place May 14...

Animayo Wraps In-Person Edition with Double-Oscar Qualifying Honors

Starting this year, Spain’s Animayo Gran Canaria will place not one, but two animated short films in the running for an Oscar. Both the winner of Animayo’s International Jury Grand Prize and...

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