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  • Mexican Cinema: Financing, Crews, Locations Lure Global Productions

    The spectacular rise of Mexico's movie industry, which has increased feature film output fourfold in 10 years, may also offer cash-starved European producers a way out of Euroland austerity. With various strands of private and public production financing...
  • King's abdication announcement sparks monarchy debate in Spain

    King's abdication announcement sparks monarchy debate in Spain
    King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking fierce public debate over whether the country should allow the crown's passing to another generation or abolish the monarchy. Tens of thousands of...
  • Rioja: 'brand' or 'land'?

    Rioja: 'brand' or 'land'?
    Too much kerfuffle about Rioja these days. Not enough ka-ching. The flak in the air is whether "traditional" or "modern" Rioja is the better wine; whether Rioja's aging regimens destroy a sense of place in the wines; whether "terroir" should be more...
  • CANNES: Spain's Low-Budget Pics Come with High Ambitions

    Since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged, becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing. Some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under €1 million ($1.39 million) and snatched...
  • CANNES: After Hitting Bottom, Spanish Fortunes Rise Again

    For Spain's film industry, the spring outlook for 2014 represents a frustrating paradox. On the one hand, theatrical grosses and ticket sales through April 20 were up 12% and 29%, respectively, over 2013, according to Rentrak. The romantic comedy...
  • CANNES: Spanish Filmmakers Aim for Wider Audience with Genre Fare

    This may well be a record year for Spanish-language cinema, fueled by booming Latin American pay TV sales, buoyant U.S. VOD, rising demand in Asia and Eastern Europe and synergies from Brazil's 2014 FIFA World Cup. But back in the Old World, Spanish...
  • Cannes: Penelope Cruz-Starrer 'Ma Ma' Sold in Key Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

    Penelope Cruz starrer "Ma Ma," which also marks her first film as a producer, has initiated pre-sales, closing key territories Germany, (MFA), Benelux (Cineart) and Switzerland (Frenetic). Russia, Israel and Poland are in negotiation with very strong...
  • CANNES: Warner Bros. To Distribute 'Wild Tales' in France, Spain and Latin America

    MADRID - In a rare acquisition outside its core focus on upscale franchises - think "Harry Potter" and auteur blockbusters - think "Gravity" - Warner Bros. France has acquired all French rights to Cannes Competition player "Wild Tales," co-produced by...
  • CANNES: Apaches, Atresmedia Team for 'Toro' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "The Impossible" producer Apaches Ent. is teaming with Spain's Atresmedia Cine ("I Want You," "Red Lights"), Zircocine ("Operation-E") and Escandalo Films ("Eva") to produce "Toro," which looks set to raise the bar of full-on upscale action thrillers...
  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • Cab drivers in Europe protest against Uber, other ride-share services

    Cab drivers in Europe protest against Uber, other ride-share services
    A smartphone app designed to keep people on the go brought parts of Europe to a standstill as cabbies protested Wednesday against what they view as an unfair, unsafe threat to their livelihoods. Uber, a California-pioneered app that allows users to hail...
  • Missing Van Gogh painting reported found in safe-deposit box in Spain

    Missing Van Gogh painting reported found in safe-deposit box in Spain
    A long-missing painting by Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have been discovered in Spain by tax collectors who were going through the contents of a safe-deposit box. The small work of art, titled "Cypress, Sky and Country," is thought to have been missing...