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2015 | 2014 | 2009

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Pagafantas to get German remake

15 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Spanish sales outfit Cinema Republic together with Cienfuegos Films has closed a deal on its feature Pagafantas, directed by Borja Cobeaga.

Remake rights have been sold to Andreas Brauer of Hupe Films in Germany. The deal was confirmed by Cinema Republic director David Castellanos in Cannes.

It follows on from remake deals on the movie already done with Italy and Mexico.

There has been continuing strong interest in Pagafantas as it was scripted by Cobeaga and Diego San José, who also wrote major Spanish box office hit Spanish Affair.

Pagafantas was the first feature directed by Cobeaga, who was also behind Oscar-nominated short film Éramos Pocos. »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Iff Panama: Potential B.O. Juggernaut ‘Spanish Affair 2’ Gears Up

9 April 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The pieces are falling into place for the production of “Spanish Affair 2” (“Ocho Apellidos 2”), the sequel to the 2014 comedy which, distributed by Universal Pictures International in Spain, and opening March 14 last year, powered to an extraordinary €55.2 million ($59.6 million) in Spain, becoming the highest-grossing Spanish film of all time at hometurf wickets.

Doing so, it also underscored a business model which is revolutionizing the popularity of movies not only in Spain but in Latin America: the combination of a well-crafted film that touches a national nerve and has a huge marketing push from a big nationwide broadcaster, here TV network Mediaset España, which co-produced via powerful film arm Telecinco Cinema.

Other national film industries – in Argentina, for instance – have taken note. Backing from Televisa and Globo also explain, though only in part, the rise of local movies’ market shares in Mexico and Brazil respectively.

Underscoring the crowd-pleasing status of the original, »

- John Hopewell

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