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Telefonica Peru Taps Javier Beltramino, Eyes Movie, Series Production

10 October 2016 2:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Making another move in Latin America, Spanish telco Telefonica has plans to enter movie production in Peru, with Media Networks, its Peruvian B2B content production-distribution company, tapping Javier Beltramino, a former production manager at Telefonica Studios in Argentina, to launch and run a Fiction Development Division.

Beltramino will report to Luis Delamer, CEO Media Networks and Telefonica Group Director Video LatAm.

Also heading up the Area de Realización, charged with directing currently non-fiction TV content for Telefonica TV channels in Peru, Beltramino’s goal is to produce a first Peruvian feature in the next 12 months.

Media Networks’ first movie would be a majority Media Networks production made in co-production with the independent production sector in Peru. Directed by a Peruvian, and with Peruvian cast, the creature would be a comedy or horror titles, the two film types which work best in Peru, Beltramino said. The objective, however, would »

- John Hopewell

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San Sebastian: Disney, Telefe, Santiago Segura, FilmSharks, Está Por Venir Team on ’Legends’ (Exclusive)

21 September 2016 10:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian — Santiago Segura, a driving force of Spanish comedy, is teaming via Bowfinger Int. Pictures with Argentine TV network Telefe and Está Por Venir on “Casi leyendas” (“Almost Legends”), a comedy directed by Gabriel Nesci.

Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. has taken all Latin American rights –including Argentina— to the second feature from Argentina’s Nesci, whose “Vinyl Days” established him as a talent to track. Guido Rud’s FilmSharks has come on board to handle international sales.

“Legends” also stars Segura, the director, screenwriter, producer and and lead of Spain’s biggest-ever comedy movie franchise “Torrente” whose five movies have grossed €81.4 million ($90.0 million) in Spain. Segura heads up Bowfinger with Maria Luisa Gutierrez.

Diego Peretti, a box office star in Argentina, Diego Torres (“Papers in the Wind”), and Claudia Fontán (“Just Like Me.”) head up a strong Argentine cast.

In “Legends,” three members of a band stage a reunion, »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Film News: 2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival Closing Night on April 21 with ‘No Kids’ From Argentina

21 April 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – It has been two weeks of films and culture for the 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival, but all great things come to a conclusion. Thursday, April 21st, 2016, will be the final film gathering of the festival, at the Chicago History Museum, with a showing of “No Kids,” from Argentina.

’No Kids’ (Argentina) is the Closing Night Film at the 32ndst Chicago Latino Film Festival

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“No Kids” was the third highest grossing Argentinian film of 2015. This delightfully energetic comedy from Ariel Winograd (“My First Wedding,” “To Fool a Thief”) centers on Gabriel (Diego Peretti) a divorced father who dotes on his 9-year-old daughter Sofía (Guadalupe Manent, who steals the movie in her big screen debut). Their relationship is disrupted when he falls in love with the child-hating Vicky (Maribel Verdú, “Y Tu Mamá También”), forcing Gabriel to jump through hoops to conceal his daughter. »

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Gonard Launches Inside Content (Exclusive)

19 April 2016 5:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Geraldine Gonard, the former managing director of Madrid’s Imagina Intl. Sales, has hung her own shingle, Inside Content, a financing, co-production and pre-sales company focusing on content from Latin markets and Europe.

Inside Content is based out of Madrid. It will focus primarily but not exclusively on scripted TV, but has made its first move taking world sales rights to “The Night My Mother Killed My Father,” the latest comedy from Inés Paris (“Miguel and William”).

Inside Content play off two major assets: Gonard’s now extensive experience in film and TV sales, having served as managing director and COO at Iis from 2007 to 2015, sales and then general director at Grupo Pi (2001-06), and as a sales exec at Sogepaq (1997-2001); the vibrant lift in the international TV drama business in the last two-to-three years which Gonard, heading up Iis, Spain’s main scripted drama export house, has experienced first hand and indeed, »

- John Hopewell

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Film News: Week Two Highlights of 2016 Chicago Latino Film Festival

15 April 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – It’s Week Two of the 32nd Edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, and the films, programs and filmmakers are creating a big buzz over at the AMC River East 21 Theatre, where all the festival films are being shown. The huge variety of movies from Latino countries all over the world has brought in the film buffs and fans, making Chicago again the place to be for film.

The week culminates with the Closing Night film and festivities at the Chicago History Museum. For specific details regarding that night and to purchase tickets click here.

No Kids’ (Argentina) is the Closing Night Film at the 32ndst Chicago Latino Film Festival

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The highlights of Week Two films are as follows…

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Hundreds were inspired and amazed by their performance last year at the Closing Night concert of the 10th Annual Chicago Latino Music Festival. »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Argentina-Spain comedy 'No Kids' set for remakes

10 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: FilmSharks has inked multiple sales and remake rights deals for Ariel Winograd’s film.

FilmSharks has licensed a raft of sales and remake rights on Ariel Winograd’s smash Argentina-Spain comedy Sin Hijos (No Kids).

Guido Rud – who has hired returning staffer and former Primer Plano executive Valeria Fanego as senior vice-president of international sales – has closed a deal with Palace Cinemas for Australia.

Rights have gone in: Scandinavia and Cis (Maywin Media) HBO Ce (central Europe pay TV), Bolivia (Multicines), and airlines (Global Eagle and Inflight Dublin).

Patagonik and Tornasol produced the story about a romance between a divorced father and a woman who advocates child-free living. Spanish superstar Maribel Verdú stars alongside Diego Peretti.

France’s Albertine Productions in association with Selective Films has taken French remake rights, while Colorado Films has optioned Italy, and Elisa Salinas Mexico. A Us studio is preparing to announce Indian remake rights.

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- (Jeremy Kay)

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