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Argos Cine Teams With Bob Yari, Arturo Perez Reverte (Exclusive)

10 March 2016 5:25 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Guadalajara — Mexico’s Argos Cine is teaming with both Bob Yari, producer of “Crash” and “The Illusionist,” to co-produce “Luciérnagas en El Mozote” (“Fireflies at El Mozote”) and with Spain’s Arturo Perez Reverte, author of “Queen of the South,” for a second movie, “The Man From Rome,” an English-language big-screen makeover of Reverte’s Seville-set thriller “La piel del tambor,” in deals that mark out Argos Cine and parent Argos Comunicacion as an ambitious go-to production partner in Mexico for both film and TV.

Moving forward on the series “Burn the Bridge,” Argos Cine struck no fewer than nine co-production deals at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival, boarding three titles at its Co-production meeting – Chile’s “Another Lake,” Costa Rica’s “Ballroom,” and Mexico’s “Night of July” – and two genre pic projects from Spanish producer Antonia Nava, agreeing to co-produce Ahinoa Menendez’s “Eco” and Gustavo Moheno’s “Melisa. »

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Argos Cine Teams With Bob Yari, Arturo Perez Reverte (Exclusive)

10 March 2016 5:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guadalajara — Mexico’s Argos Cine is teaming with both Bob Yari, producer of “Crash” and “The Illusionist,” to co-produce “Luciérnagas en El Mozote” (“Fireflies at El Mozote”) and with Spain’s Arturo Perez Reverte, author of “Queen of the South,” for a second movie, “The Man From Rome,” an English-language big-screen makeover of Reverte’s Seville-set thriller “La piel del tambor,” in deals that mark out Argos Cine and parent Argos Comunicacion as an ambitious go-to production partner in Mexico for both film and TV.

Moving forward on the series “Burn the Bridge,” Argos Cine struck no fewer than nine co-production deals at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival, boarding three titles at its Co-production meeting – Chile’s “Another Lake,” Costa Rica’s “Ballroom,” and Mexico’s “Night of July” – and two genre pic projects from Spanish producer Antonia Nava, agreeing to co-produce Ahinoa Menendez’s “Eco” and Gustavo Moheno’s “Melisa. »

- John Hopewell

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‘Asfixia,’ ‘Lake,’ ‘Mariachis’ Win Big at Guadalajara Co-Pro Meet

9 March 2016 2:50 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guadalajara – Mexico’s ‘Asfixia,’ Chile’s ‘Another Lake,’ and Mexico’s “I’m No Longer Here” and “Mariachis” win big at the 2016 Guadalajara Fest’s Co-Pro Meeting, scoring two prizes a piece, while ‘Lake,’ ‘Ballroom’ and ‘Julio’s Night,’ all first features, snagged coveted Argos Prizes, implying Pesos3 million ($164,000) a shot in co-pro coin, a world for many Latin American productions.

A love story between two outsiders, an Albino ex-con and hypochondriac, picking up on director Kenya Marquez’s interest in what she calls “a lack of resignation before loss,” seen in her Morelia hit and Miami Fest winner “Expiry Date,” “Asfixia” won lab and film development service prizes from Mexico City’s Estudios Churubusco and equipment hire from Mexico’s Equipment & Film Design (Efd).

Chilean actress-turned-director Francisca Silva’s “Another Lake,” about a young teen whose repressive medic father attributes her wild adolescence to a personality disorder, took an award from the U. »

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‘Journey,’ ‘Family,’ ‘Future’ Among Projects at 12th Guadalajara Co-Pro Meeting

6 March 2016 8:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guadalajara, Mexico – “The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia,” Arturo Infante’s arresting sci-fi allegory for Cuba’s current state, joins “Unknown Family,” a project from Alex Garcia’s Itaca Films and “The Man From the Future,” produced by Chile’s high-flying Giancarlo Nasi, in the 30-project lineup at the Guadalajara’s Fest’s 12th Co-Production Meeting.

The Mexican fest’s centerpiece industry event – for its size; prize money: Pesos 11.9 million ($650,000) in sponsors’ services or equipment; and attending producers – the Co-Pro Meeting runs March 6-8. Argos Cine’s offer to co-produce three 12th Gdl Co-Production Meeting winners, investing $164,000 a shot, has greatly goosed prize money.

Two-thirds of its 30 projects are potential first features, among them, notably, “Rosa Maria,” from Colombia’s Diego Vivanco, scribe of “El Paramo” and “Alias Maria,” plus domestic repression drama “Another Lake” from Chile’s Francisca Silva, and the intriguing “My Favorite Birthday,” from Mexico’s Agustín Tapia Muñoz

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