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‘Elite’ Star Miguel Bernardeau, Renata Notni Set for ‘Zorro,’ Streaming on Prime Video (EXCLUSIVE)

Miguel Bernardeau, Guzmán in Netflix smash hit “Elite,” and Mexico’s Renata Notni will head the cast of “Zorro,” a reboot series from Los Angeles-based Secuoya Studios and John Gertz that will stream...

Production in Europe Rebounds, But Box Office Lags Way Behind

Europe’s movie production levels bounced back to pre-pandemic levels in 2021. The continent’s box office, however, lagged way behind, gross revenues coming in at less than half those before COVID-19, according to...

Celluloid Dreams Boards Antonio Lukich’s ‘From Ukraine to Luxembourg’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based Celluloid Dreams has boarded Antonio Lukich’s upcoming feature “From Ukraine to Luxembourg,” currently in post-production and aiming to premiere in the fall. The Ukrainian director debuted in 2019 with “My Thoughts...

Annecy Gets ‘Spider-Verse,’ ‘Puss in Boots’ Footage and ‘Lightyear,’ and Unveils Festival Lineup

Two of the most awaited European animation films of the year – Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars” and Pierre Foldes’ “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman” –  look set to world premiere in competition at France’s...

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Win Prizes as ‘The Good Boss’ and ‘The Kingdom’ Sweep Platino Awards

Fernando León de Aranoa’s Oscar-shortlisted “The Good Boss” and Argentine Netflix series “The Kingdom” proved the main winners Sunday night at the 9th Platino Awards, which also prized Javier Bardem for his...

Trade Fair Rio2C Wraps Reflecting Brazil’s Streaming Market Battle

Rio2C 2022, one of Latin America’s largest entertainment industry trade meet wrapped May 1 reflecting the huge competition between streaming players in Brazil, the region’s main market. The first in-person Rio2C since...

Hot Docs Fest Teases ‘Breaking the Brick’ From ‘Chicago Boys’ Directors

Cognizant of the ever-raw emotion elicited by monumental civil unrest, Chilean producer-directors Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano glimpse boldly into the Neoliberal structures that seemingly divided and destroyed a nation’s prosperity.  With...

Hot Docs Forum Highlights Chilean Storytelling With Made In Chile Strand

In collaboration with Hot Docs 2022, Chiledoc announced that the Toronto-based festival will showcase seven Chilean documentaries as part of its Made In Chile strand.  Screening from April 29, the selections highlight...

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