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São Paulo Launches Hiked Cash Rebate for International Shoots

If Brazil is now back as a serious player at the climate emergency table following Lula da Silva’s stunning presidential election win in October, film and production investmentmay…

‘The Head’ Season 2 Gets a First Teaser Trailer (EXCLUSIVE) 

The Mediapro Studio has dropped a teaser for “The Head” Season 2, with first footage in the run-up to its simultaneous premiere on HBO Max in the U.S.…

Netflix’s Reed Hastings Admits He Was Wrong About Advertising, Says ‘Glass Onion’ Theatrical Release Was Promotional Tactic

Netflix co-CEO and chairman Reed Hastings conceded that he wished the streamer had introduced an ad-supported plan years ago. Netflix’s reluctance to adopt advertising was “wrong” and that…

Netflix, BBC Studios, Flixxo Galvanize SoloSerieS

BUENOS AIRES — Galvanised by backing from Netflix, BBC Studios and Flixxo, the presence of top regional producers – Fabula, Kapow, Pampa Films – power panels, a spread…

‘Walls Can Talk,’ Carlos Saura’s Latest Film, Brought Onto the Market as the Director Turns 91, Highlighted by Ventana Sur

Following a successful festival circuit run after its world premiere at San Sebastian, Madrid-based Latido Films is bringing Carlos Saura’s (“Carmen”) inquisitive documentary “Walls Can Talk” (“Las Paredes…

U.K. Disney+ Execs Upbeat About Bob Iger’s Return Despite Possible Strategy Change: ‘He’s a Creative at Heart’

Disney+ execs in Europe appeared outwardly upbeat about Bob Iger’s return to the House of Mouse during their first public outing since Bob Chapek’s shock ousting some 10…

San Sebastian Sex Influencer Title ‘Pornomelancolia’ Lands U.S. Deal With Strand Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to San Sebastián competition title “Pornomelancolia,” sales agent Luxbox announced during this week’s Ventana Sur film-TV market in Buenos Aires. As…

Ventana Sur’s Proyecta Ramps Up Projects from ‘Memoria,’ ‘90 Minutes,’ ‘The Cow Who Sang…’ Producers

Aeden O’Connor’s “Sun Falls,” Manuela Martelli’s “The Meltdown” and Tomás Corredor’s “November” feature among 15 projects to be presented at Ventana Sur’s 5th Proyecta co-production forum, a wide-ranging…

Impacto Cine Secures Latin America on Cesc Gay’s Filmax-Sold ‘Stories Not To Be Told” (EXCLUSIVE)

Argentina’s Impacto Cine (“Lady Di”) has swooped on all Latin American sales rights to Cesc Gay’s comedy “Stories Not To Be Told” (“Historias Para No Contar”), propelling it…

Film Factory Swoops on ‘The Blue Star,’ the Anticipated Feature Debut of Spain’s Javier Macipe (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — “Wild Tales” and “The Clan” sales agent Film Factory Ent has swooped on “The Blue Star” (“La Estrella Azul“), a fiction film inspired by the…

Ventana Sur 2022: Surging Attendance, Netflix, Cannes Film Week, Buzz Titles, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Tamae Garateguy

BUENOS AIRES —  Online in 2020, and sporting a boutique on-site edition in 2021, Ventana Sur, Latin America’s biggest film-TV market, is roaring back, attendance levels, especially from delegates…

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ’The Beasts,’ ‘Virus 32,’ ‘All the Names of God’ Lead Latido Films Sales Rebound (EXCLUSIVE)

Closing Japan with Medallion and French-speaking Canada with Axiom and fielding offers for the U.S., China and the U.K, “The Beasts” is on track to shortly sell well…