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Chile’s Matias de Bourguignon, Equeco Board Sanfic Lab’s ‘I Will Mutate Like A Jungle Animal’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In one of the first deals struck at Chilean industry forum Sanfic Industria, local indie producers Matias de Bourguignon and Equeco have boarded the Venezuelan drama “I Will…

International Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Opens With So-So $6 Million, Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ Crosses $100 Million Globally

Jordan Peele’s science-fiction thriller “Nope” landed at the international box office, generating a so-so $6.4 million from 19 territories. The film had the biggest start in the United…

Zsuzsi Bankuti Named Head of Locarno’s Open Doors

Following a vibrant 2022 edition in a three-year cycle dedicated to Latin America and the Caribbean which she oversaw in an interim capacity, Zsuzsi Bánkuti has been appointed…

Anahi Berneri, Emiliano Torres, Beatriz Seigner Set for San Sebastian’s Co-Production Forum

New projects by Argentina’s Anahí Berneri and Emiliano de Torres, both big winners at San Sebastian, plus Brazilian Beatriz Seigner’s next all feature in the 14-project lineup for…

Chile’s Sanfic Industria Bows Virtual Reality, Female Producers Lab Strands

Chilean industry forum Sanfic Industria bows its 11th edition with the launch of new virtual reality and women producers lab sections. Running Aug 11-19, Sanfic Industria will also…

Indian Government Approves Film Co-Production Agreement With Australia

The Indian government has approved an audiovisual co-production treaty with Australia, designed to promote joint production of films between the two countries. While details are currently scarce, producer…

Urban Sales Swoops on Carolina Markowicz’s Toronto-San Sebastian Title ‘Charcoal’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based Urban Sales has swooped on international sales rights to Brazilian writer-director Carolina Markowicz’s awaited debut feature film “Charcoal” (“Carvão”), which is set for its world premiere at…

Bubbles Project’s Fulsome Production Slate Looks Towards a Brazilian Film Production Renaissance (EXCLUSIVE)

A producer on Julia’s Murat’s Locarno competition player “Rule 34,” Brazil’s Tatiana Leite at Bubbles Project has unveiled a fulsome production slate which suggests a beginning of tentative…

Amazon Prime Video Adapts ‘LOL’ Format in Nigeria, Orders ‘Gangs of Lagos’ and Opens Local Currency Services

Amazon Prime Video has ordered the Nigerian originals “Gangs of Lagos” and “LOL: Last One Laughing Naija,” and opened up local currency services for the platform in the…

The Locarno Academy Confronts the Future of Criticism

For the tenth time in 11 years, the Locarno Film Festival is hosting 10 international film critics from various stages of development during the 10 days of the A-list Swiss…

Locarno Film Festival Rejects Calls to Ban Leon Prudovsky’s ‘My Neighbor, Adolf’

The Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, Giona A. Nazzaro, has rejected calls to ban Leon Prudovsky’s “My Neighbor, Adolf,” which world premieres Aug. 4 in Locarno’s Piazza Grande,…

Can Universal and Weeknd Manager Wassim ‘Sal’ Slaiby Take Arabic Music Global?

One of the wonders of music streaming is its borderlessness. Back in the day, a person might never hear, let alone purchase, music outside their country or comfort…