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Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ on PBS SoCal Nominated for Emmy

The PBS SoCal special “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” is among the nominees for the 67th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

The interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft is a contender in the entertainment programming category. “Actors on Actors,” a co-production between Variety and PBS SoCal, will vie against Ktla’s “Live From the Oscars” and Kcbs/Kcal’s “Lexus: Music Uncovered” series.

In the competitive investigative reporting category, Fox’s Kttv is up against Kcbs and Univision’s Kmex, which has two nominations. Hard news reporting noms went to Kcbs/Kcal’s David Goldstein and Catherine Gelera; Kvea’s Azucena Gomez; Kmex’s Antonio Valverde; and separate noms for Knbc’s Robert Kovacik and Tony Shin.

In the competition for the three regularly scheduled newscast categories, there are no nominations; all stations that submit entries are contenders. The morning and daily newscast
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Univision’s Kmex Leads L.A. Area Emmy Nominations

Univision’s flagship Kmex-tv leads the list of stations vying for the 66th annual Los Angeles area Emmy Awards.

Kmex landed 20 noms, including bids for hard news reporting (for reporter Antonio Valverde), investigative reporting (for reporter Leon Krauze) and reporting on crime/social issues. Knbc-tv was second with 16 mentions, followed by Ktla (14), Kabc (13) and Telemundo’s Kvea (10). Time Warner Cable Deportes was the top cabler with 9 noms, tied with indie pubcaster Kcet.

Kmex is a contender in two of the top newscast races, for morning newscast (airing between 4 a.m.-11 a.m.), and daytime newscast (11 a.m.-7 p.m.). There are no nominations in the top three newscast categories, which include the category of late newscasts (7 p.m.-midnight); all stations that choose to enter in any of the three categories are considered in the final judging.

Knbc’s noms included a bid for its news special on
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Spanish Buyer/ Seller Event: Who's Buying?

  • Sydney's Buzz
Madrid de Cine Spanish Film Screenings (4th edition) were held June 7, 8, and 9. This international showcase's objective is to create a unique business space where international buyers, Spanish producers, sales companies and international media have the opportunity to see the latest releases of Spanish Cinema as well as the chance to interview Spanish film directors, actors and producers.

There is an industrybeyond the familiar names of Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar.

"It was very important that Isabel Coixet whose "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" was in Competition at Cannes," said Beatriz Setuain of Imagina Sales, which will screen its thriller "25 Karats." "That generates more interest in the industry from abroad and we can show how international and varied our productions are." (A note here by Sydney: I saw "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo in Cannes. It is a hauntingly sexy cross cultural story...I especially liked the sex scenes
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Spanish cinema to show off its wares

Spanish cinema to show off its wares
Madrid -- The message Spanish cinema is pushing about itself these days is that there is an industry beyond the familiar names of Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar. And as the Madrid de Cine Spanish Film Screenings kick off Sunday, the industry is looking to show buyers there's more to Spanish cinema than its two favorite sons.

"It was very important that Isabel Coixet was in Competition at Cannes," said Beatriz Setuain of Imagina Sales, which will screen its thriller "25 Karats." "That generates more interest in the industry from abroad and we can show how international and varied our productions are."

Organized by Spain's Producers Federation, Fapae, this year's screenings will showcase more than 50 recent Spanish productions to 132 buyers from 31 countries, including 11 confirmed acquisition executives from the U.S.

Sellers agree that while they would prefer the dates to be somewhere in winter, coming straight after Cannes has its benefits.
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