Chile

FilmSharks Swoops on Adrian Suar’s Directorial Debut ’30 Noches con mi Ex’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Argentina’s most bankable star, Adrian Suar, has wrapped his directorial debut “30 Noches Con Mi Ex” (“30 Nights With My Ex”) to which FilmSharks has snagged worldwide rights.…

Sanfic Industria Returns to August Slot in Chile (EXCLUSIVE)

Chile’s burgeoning Sanfic Industria is returning to its pre-pandemic August slot in the calendar year along with the Sanfic Film Festival, which runs Aug. 14-21. But the hybrid…

Chilean Filmmaker Nicolás López Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

In one of the first high-profile sexual assault cases in Latin America following the #MeToo reckoning, Chilean director Nicolás López, who was renowned for his raunchy box office…

Manuela Martelli’s Directors’ Fortnight Title ‘1976’ Gets Resonant Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based Luxbox has shared in exclusivity with Variety a first trailer for Manuela Martelli’s “1976,” one of Chile –and indeed Latin America’s – most anticipated feature debuts of the year…

Travis Scott Performs Icy ‘Mafia’ at Billboard Music Awards in First Post-Astroworld TV Performance

In his first televised performance since the Astroworld disaster last fall, Travis Scott performed his song “Mafia” on the Billboard Music Awards, on a polar-themed set reminiscent of…

BTF Media to Produce Frida Kahlo Series (EXCLUSIVE)

The estate of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Miami-based BTF Media have partnered to produce a TV series based on the life and works of Kahlo. Kahlo…

Int’l Emerging Film Talent Sets Multiple Events During Cannes Fest

The Intl. Emerging Film Talent Assn. (IEFTA) returns to the Cannes Festival for the 12th year with film programs, panels, awards and cocktail receptions. IEFTA, with the U.N.…

Banijay Rights Strikes Chile Deal for Hit Format ‘Starstruck’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, has revealed the first international adaptation of hit U.K. format “Starstruck,” with a deal confirmed in South America. The show…

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…

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…

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…

Netflix, ‘The Impossible’ Director J.A. Bayona Wrap Spain Shoot on ‘Society of the Snow,’ an Uplifting Disaster Movie

Spain’s J.A. Bayona, director of “The Impossible” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is close to wrapping production on the Spanish leg of Netflix’s “Society of the Snow,” (“La…