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‘Wild Tales’ Snags 10 Premios Platino Cinema Nominations

27 May 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” which was nominated for a foreign language film Oscar in the 2014 Academy Awards race, snagged 10 nominations for the second annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema, followed by Ernesto Daranas’ teacher-pupil Cuban drama “Conducta” and Spain’s crime thriller “La Isla Minima” by Alberto Rodriguez, which grabbed nine each.

All three pics are nominated for best Iberoamerican feature along with Alvaro Brechner’s “Mr. Kaplan” (Uruguay) and Venezuelan Mariana Rondon’s “Pelo Malo.” The helmers of all five pics are also nominated for director prizes.

A record-busting 760 pics qualified for this year’s awards, evidence of robust film production activity across Spain, Portugal and especially Latin America. From the initial list, 30 pics made the final cut, selected from 13 of the 23 countries of Iberoamerica.

The ceremony will be held in the coastal town of Marbella, Spain, on Oct. 18.

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- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Spanish Awards Show Premios Platino to Air Live on TNT Latin America

22 May 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The second annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema will broadcast live on TNT Latin America this year, thanks to a deal between Spanish intellectual property rights group Egeda and TNT Latin America.

The three-year strategic alliance indicates the growing prestige of the itinerant awards show, which launched in Panama in 2014 and will take place this year in Marbella, Spain, on July 18.

“In less than a year, these awards, in collaboration with Fipca [Iberoamerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers], have been established as the reference point of quality and success of our cinema,” said Miguel Angel Benzal, CEO of Egeda and the Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema.

One of the leading cable channels in Latin America, TNT reaches 54.5 million subs and has become the go-to channel for live entertainment shows, including the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Grammys. It has also launched the TNT Go App for live streaming or on demand access. The Platino awards »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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‘Wild Tales,’ ‘To Kill,’ ‘Marshland’ Face Off at 2nd Platino Awards

11 March 2015 12:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Argentine Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” Chilean Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ “To Kill a Man” and Spaniard Alberto Rodriguez’s “Marshland” face off with 54 other candidates in the submission longlist for best film at the 2nd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, Ibero-America’s highest-profile attempt to date to create a regional Oscars-style kudos ceremony.

Moving from spring to summer, the sophomore Platino Awards will take place on July 18 2015 at Nagueles’ natural outdoor auditorium, once a quarry, in Marbella, on Spain’s southern Andalusia coast. The Platinos kudoscast kicks off the town’s Starlite Festival, a music/fashion event known for its Antonio Banderas charity gala.

CNN’s Juan Carlos Arciniegas and Mexican singer-actress Alessandra Rosaldo will once more m.c. after a successful first outing at the 1st Platino Awards, held in Panama City last April.

Spain’s Egeda producers rights collection society is once more teaming with Fipca, the Ibero-American »

- John Hopewell

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