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Paramount Pictures Commits to First Local Movie in Argentina: ‘Re Loca’ (Exclusive)

In a historic move, Paramount Pictures has acquired all Latin American distribution rights to Argentine women’s empowerment comedy “Re Loca,” marking the Hollywood studio’s first local movie in Argentina.

Re Loca” also represents the first project partnering Paramount and Argentina’s Telefe, both units of Viacom since Viacom bought broadcast network Telefe in November 2016, adding it to Viacom International Media Networks Americas.

Like Vimn America’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Brazil’s Porta Dos Fundos, one of the country’s hippest comedy creators with a huge online following, Viacom’s purchase of Telefe was designed to drive up its Spanish-language content ownership. “Re Loca” is one movie example of how that strategy can now play out, leveraging and twinning Viacom assets.

Produced by Telefe, along with Sebastián Aloi’s Buenos Aires production house Aeroplano, “Re Loca” stars Natalia Oreiro as Pilar, a downtrodden copywriter at an
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Paramount Pictures Commits to First Local Movie in Argentina: ‘Re Loca’ (Exclusive)

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In a historic move, Paramount Pictures has acquired all Latin American distribution rights to Argentine women’s empowerment comedy “Re Loca,” marking the Hollywood studio’s first local movie in Argentina.

Re Loca” also represents the first project partnering Paramount and Argentina’s Telefe, both units of Viacom since Viacom bought broadcast network Telefe in November 2016, adding it to Viacom International Media Networks Americas.

Like Vimn America’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Brazil’s Porta Dos Fundos, one of the country’s hippest comedy creators with a huge online following, Viacom’s purchase of Telefe was designed to drive up its Spanish-language content ownership. “Re Loca” is one movie example of how that strategy can now play out, leveraging and twinning Viacom assets.

Produced by Telefe, along with Sebastián Aloi’s Buenos Aires production house Aeroplano, “Re Loca” stars Natalia Oreiro as Pilar, a downtrodden copywriter at an
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Santiago Segura’s ‘Sin Rodeos’ Sets Bar for 2018 Spanish Bows

Santiago Segura’s ‘Sin Rodeos’ Sets Bar for 2018 Spanish Bows
Chile’s Nicolás López continues to cement his reputation as a filmmaker worth emulating. His 2016 box office hit “No Filter” topped the Chilean box office in its first week, its Mexican remake, “A Woman Without Filter” premiered at number two in that country, only trailing local boy Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”

Now the Spanish remake, “Sin Rodeos,” has followed suit, earning the No. 2 spot in the Spanish box office, while pulling in the highest box office of 2018 for a Spanish film.

In its first week, “Sin Rodeos” had earned just short of €1.3 million ($1.6 million), behind only Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow,” also in its first week, which finished with a Spanish box office of €1.66 million ($2.04 million).

On “Sin Rodeos,” Lopez and his long-time production partner Miguel Asensio Llamas executive produced through their company Sobras International, while Argentina’s Film Sharks is handling international sales, and sales
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Nicolás López Gains Traction at Mexico’s Box Office with First ‘No Filter’ Remake ‘A Woman Without Filter’

Nicolás López Gains Traction at Mexico’s Box Office with First ‘No Filter’ Remake ‘A Woman Without Filter’
Chilean director Nicolás López has found something of a golden goose at the Mexican box office. In 2017, his “Do it Like an Hombre,” pulled in nearly $11 million. Now in its first week, “A Woman Without Filter,” the Mexican remake of his 2016 Chilean hit original “No Filter” has sold 1.12 million admissions raking in more than $2.5 million, López confirmed.

It took Mexico’s favorite son Guillermo del Toro and his just-released “The Shape of Water,” to keep “A Woman Without Filter” from the number one spot.

López’s current run of form doesn’t look to be abating anytime soon either, as just last week it was announced that a Mexican remake of his current Chilean box office topper “I’m Not Crazy” is forthcoming from top Mexican production-distribution house Corazón Films. The original is presently dominating the Chilean box office, with its 379,000 admissions sold ranking ninth in the country’s history.

While Mexico
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Chile’s First 2018 Blockbuster, ‘I’m Not Crazy,’ Tops Box Office, Snags Netflix Deal (Exclusive)

Chile’s First 2018 Blockbuster, ‘I’m Not Crazy,’ Tops Box Office, Snags Netflix Deal (Exclusive)
After scoring number one openings with “No Filter,” and “Do it Like an Hombre” in Chile and Mexico, Nicolás López has topped Chilean charts again with “I’m Not Crazy.” Its stellar admissions numbers come as López is proving to be one of the biggest remake phenomenons in Latin America, with reversions of “No Filter” opening in Mexico, shooting in Spain and building to production in Argentina – with the later set to feature star Natalia Oreiro.

López told Variety that a Mexican remake of “I’m Not Crazy,” is already in the works, with leading indie production-distribution house Corazón Films producing. Netflix will handle U.S. distribution for the original Chilean version, a deal which furthers an already strong relationship between López and the streaming giant, Netflix having released and co-financed “Sin Filtro.”

“I’m Not Crazy,” opened Jan. 4 in Chile, and launched to the top spot in the weekend’s domestic box office with little resistance
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Ventana Sur: Media Luna Picks Up Puenzo’s ‘The Unseen,’ Quintero’s ‘Angela’ (Exclusive)

In the run up to Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur, Cologne-based Media Luna New Films has picked up international sales rights to two features by up- and-coming directors: Nicolás Puenzo’s “Los últimos” (The Unseen) and Agamenon Quintero’s “Angela.”

Social issue thriller “The Unseen” tells the story of a couple, a pregnant Quechua girl and her creole partner, trekking in a desperate state across the Bolivian Highlands, now a post-apocalyptic wasteland devoid of natural resources and ruled by a bloody militia, in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean, where they hope a safe haven awaits them.

The film marks the helming feature debut of Nicolás Puenzo, son of veteran Argentine filmmaker Luis Puenzo, after many years working as a cinematographer or producer on projects such as “Cromo” and “The German Doctor”, both collaborations with his sister, the director Lucía Puenzo. In “Cromo,” a 12-episode TV drama currently streaming in Netflix, Nicolás Puenzo also co-directed.
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Platino Awards: ’The Distinguished Citizen’ Takes Best Picture

Platino Awards: ’The Distinguished Citizen’ Takes Best Picture
Madrid — Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s “The Distinguished Citizen,” a lament for small-town small-mindedness, won big at the 4th Platino Ibero-American Film Awards taking its top best picture prize, and multiple further plaudits.

Further top honors went to Pedro Almodovar, best director for “Julieta,” and Sonia Braga, who took the actress plaudit for “Aquarius at a ceremony attended by Edward James Olmos, Rob Schneider, John Leguizamo, Sonia Braga, Kate del Castillo, Geraldine Chaplin, “Narcos” actor Manolo Cardona, Oscar Martinez, Rosy de Palma and Martina Gusman. Also present, among directors: Almodovar, Pablo Trapero, J.A. Bayona and Andi Baiz.

In all, Spanish productions swept 12 or the 14 jury prizes, voted by a jury of professionals who had participated in previous editions. That may be put down in part to “A Monster Calls” featuring among contenders, and winning big time in the technical department, and “The Distinguished Citizen” being co-produced out of Spain.

“The
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Platino Awards: Edward James Olmos on Latino Power and Donald Trump

Platino Awards: Edward James Olmos on Latino Power and Donald Trump
Madrid — Soon to be seen in “Blade Runner 2049,” where he reprises his role as Gaff, Edward James Olmos sounded a note of large hope for Latino moviemaking as he talked to journalists in Madrid a day before he receives the 2017 Honorary Platino Award for career achievement.

Latinos account for more than 20% of the population but only 4% of images in the U.S., said Olmos, a seasoned voice of Hollywood’s Latino film and TV community who shot to fame in “Miami Vice” to snag an Oscar nomination for “Stand and Deliver.”

That contrasts with Afro-Americans – 12% of Americans and 17% of images. In 1940, there were 750 cinema theaters in the U.S. screening movies in Spanish. Now there are only 35, Olmos said, adding he was shocked no mention was made in “Argo” of the fact that the real-life Tony Mendez played by Ben Affleck in the film was Mexican-American.

The situation, Olmos argued, can only get better.
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Platinos to Bestow Lifetime Achievement Award to Edward James Olmos

Platinos to Bestow Lifetime Achievement Award to Edward James Olmos
Film and TV star Edward James Olmos, whose breakout role in hit TV show “Miami Vice” led to a series of prominent roles in such shows as “Hill Street Blues,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Dexter,” will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, which are slated for July 22 in Madrid.

Olmos is also renowned for his pivotal big screen role in the original 1982 “Blade Runner” as well as for his Oscar-nominated perf in schoolroom drama “Stand and Deliver.” He stars in the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” alongside Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas, and the remake of another sci-fi classic “The Predator,” directed by Shane Black. He also lends his voice to one of the characters in Pixar’s upcoming tribute to Mexican culture “Coco.”

Born in the U.S., but of Mexican descent, Olmos’ role as Lieutenant Castillo in “Miami Vice” earned him a Golden Globe
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‘A Monster Calls’ Snags Seven Platino Awards Nominations

‘A Monster Calls’ Snags Seven Platino Awards Nominations
Television networks from across Latin America and Spain have again signed on to broadcast the 4th Annual Platino Ibero-American Film Awards. The premier Ibero-American entertainment awards show takes place in Madrid on July 22 and will be aired by TNT in Latin America along with nearly 20 other local networks including Mexico’s Televisa, Telefe in Argentina, Canal Brazil, Chile’s Ucv, Señal Colombia, Spain’s Rtve, Galavision in the U.S., and Venezuela’s Venevision. Broadcasting pact talks with other networks are still underway.

On May 31, Premios Platino ambassador Juan Carlos Arciniegas of CNN Espanol and thesps Angie Cepeda, Edward James Olmos, Kate del Castillo and Miguel Angel Silvestre unveiled the nominations for the awards at a press conference in Beverly Hills.

This edition has marked a new record with 847 qualifying films of which seven have participated in prominent A-list film festivals including Venice, Cannes, Mar del Plata and San Sebastian.
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Nicolas Puenzo’s ‘Los Ultimos,’ Natalia Beristain’s ‘The Goodbyes,’ Kiki Alvarez’s ‘Soul Sister’ Selected For Ventana Sur’s Primer Corte

Madrid — Nicolas Puenzo’s “Los Ultimos,” Natalia Beristain’s “The Goodbyes” and Kiki Alvarez’s “Soul Sister” have made the cut of Ventana Sur’s 8th Primer Plano, its traditionally arthouse pix-in-post showcase which is one of the Latin American movie market’s main industry draws.

Curated by Cannes’ Cinefondation’s Georges Goldenstern, Primer Corte highlights the awaited feature movie directorial debut of Nicolas Puenzo, a cinematographer on “The German Doctor,” the buzzed up bio from Mexico’s Beristain, the latest from Cuba’s Kiki Alvarez, whose steamy “Venecia” played Toronto. But it also takes in two broader comedies, Bolivia’s “Las Malcogidas” and “Las Oriyinales” as comedy continues to break out of home territories, scoring pan-Latin American and remake deals.

Written by Nicolas and Lucia Puenzo, and helmed by the former, Nicolas, a co-director of TV series “Cromo,” “Los Ultimos” is set in the near future, turning on a couple,
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Kuschevatzky, Campanella, Oreiro Head Up New Argentine Academy

Kuschevatzky, Campanella, Oreiro Head Up New Argentine Academy
One of Argentina’s highest-profile film-tv executives, Telefe movie division head Axel Kuschevatzky, a former director of Telefonica Studios, has been named the new president of Argentina’s Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

Kuschevatzky heads up a new board of directors which includes actress Natalia Oreiro (“Gilda,” “The German Doctor”) as second vice president. Up-and-coming actor Joaquin Furriel (“The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime”) figures among its spokespersons.

Mauricio Macri’s government has sought to reverse many policies put in place under his predecessors. Argentina’s film industry has bucked that trend. Its Academy is a case in point. Rather than abandoning the Academy, its president, Juan Jose Campanella, an Academy Award winner for “The Secret in Their Eyes,” will now serve as its first vice president.

“The new board’s appointment represents an ongoing project initiated under Juan Jose Campanella’s leadership four years ago,” Kuschevatzky said.

That includes a film restoration program.
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Paradiso Takes U.S. Rights to Natalia Oreiro-Starrer ’Gilda’ (Exclusive)

Paradiso Takes U.S. Rights to Natalia Oreiro-Starrer ’Gilda’ (Exclusive)
San Sebastian — Paradiso Distribution has taken all U.S. rights on “Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor” (I Am Gilda, The Latin Music Saint), Guido Rud, CEO of its sales agent, FilmSharks Intl., announced at San Sebastian.

Headed by CEO Alejandro Suaya, Paradiso will release “Gilda” theatrically during the first quarter of 2017. Paradiso is a new company co-owned by Miami-based Rola Entertainment, which occasionally distributes Warner Bros. features in Latin America.

Disney’s Buena Vsta Intl. distributes in Latin America. “Gilda” stars Uruguay-born Natalia Oreiro who headlined Lucia Puenzo’s “The German Doctor” and Benjamin Ávila’s “Clandestine Childhood.” The movie is inspired by singer Míriam Alejandra Bianchi a Buenos Aires-born kindergarden teacher who gave up everything to achieve her dream of becoming a singer superstar. She did just that, but died tragically in a traffic accident at 34. Talented, charismatic, Bianchi also composed, adopting the stage name of Gilda,
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Colombian Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Sweeps the 3rd Platino Awards

Colombian Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Sweeps the 3rd Platino Awards
Punta Del Este, Uruguay — Making good on its Academy Award nomination, Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent” swept the 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Sunday night in Uruguay, winning in seven of the eight categories for which it was up for a prize.

Opening Uruguay’s new Punta del Este Convention Center, the 2016 Platinos will go down as serving further and perhaps final kudos recognition for a title which also won the top prize at Cannes’ 2015 Directors’ Fortnight and the Sloan Award at this year’s Sundance Fest, consolidating Guerra’s reputation as one of the most exciting and original talents working out of Latin America today, after two features which garnered acclaim at Cannes (“Wandering Shadows,” “The Wind Journeys”), but hardly the international resonance of “Embrace of the Serpent.”

Though the awards had no clear favourite, “Embrace of the Serpent,” with “Ixcanul,” had scored the most nominations
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Third Platino Awards to Fete Argentine Star Ricardo Darin

The 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards will fete Argentine star Ricardo Darin with a Lifetime Achievement Prize during its July 24 awards ceremony at Uruguay’s Punta del Este.

Prior recipients of the honour are Brazilian actress Sonia Braga in 2014 and Antonio Banderas in 2015.

With this recognition, the Platino Awards‘ steering committee “aims to praise the honesty, talent and charisma with which (Darin) has brought stature to some of the most recognized Latin American films of the last three decades.”

The Buenos Aires-born thesp, one of Latin America biggest marquee draws, starred in Juan Jose Campanella’s 2010 Oscar-winning “The Secret in Their Eyes,” which Sony Pictures Classics distributed in the U.S., and also toplined Damian Szifron’s 2014 Cannes hit and Oscar-nominee “Wild Tales,” another Sony Pictures Classics pickup which grossed $44 million worldwide, a standout result for a Spanish-language movie.

The Platino Awards organizers highlighted Darin’s “acting versatility and undeniable
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‘Embrace of the Serpent,’ ‘Ixcanul’ Lead Platino Award Nominations

‘Embrace of the Serpent,’ ‘Ixcanul’ Lead Platino Award Nominations
Academy Award-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent,” from Colombia’s Ciro Guerra, and “Ixcanul,” directed by Nicaragua’s Jayro Bustamante, lead nominations for the 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, whose 13 category candidates were unveiled at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires Thursday.

Highlighting 2015’s best movies from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, the 3rd Platino award ceremony will take place at Uruguay’s Punta del Este on July 24.

Two multi-prized films of Latin American tragic realism, depicting how indigenous peoples have been plundered and decimated by the so-called modern world, “Ixcanul” and “Serpent” both vie for eight Platino plaudits. Of Latin stars, Penelope Cruz has scored an actress nomination for Spaniard Julio Medem’s “Ma Ma,” where she plays a star-crossed mother; Argentina’s Ricardo Darin, star of Oscar-winning “The Secret in Their Eyes,” shares with fellow “Truman” star Javier Camara, a best actor nom for his perf in friendship drama,
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Cannes: FilmSharks Brings ‘Gilda’ to the International Market

Cannes: FilmSharks Brings ‘Gilda’ to the International Market
Guido Rud’s FilmSharks Intl. has acquired international sales rights to musical drama “Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor,” about Argentina’s legendary cumbia star, played by Natalia Oreiro (“The German Doctor”).

Picked up by Buena Vista Intl. for Argentina, the film, aka “I am Gilda (The Latin Music Saint),” is currently shooting in Buenos Aires, directed by Lorena Muñoz, who co-penned the script with Tamara Viñes.

Set up at Habitacion 1520 Producciones, a Buenos Aires-based company led by Muñoz and partners Benjamin Avila and Maximiliano Dubois, “Gilda” also has on board Telefe/Telefonica Studios and Direct TV Latin America.

The film tells the story of Argentine cumbia singer Gilda, born Myriam Alejandra Bianchi, who succeed in music after working as gardener and P.E. teacher, acquiring the status of a popular saint in Argentina after her tour bus crashed in 1996, killing her, her mother, her daughter and part of her band.
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Buena Vista takes FilmSharks' 'I Am Gilda' for LatAm

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Buena Vista takes FilmSharks' 'I Am Gilda' for LatAm
Exclusive: Biopic stars Natalia Oreiro at late pop icon Gilda.

Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks is in talks with international buyers on the biopic I Am Gilda (The Latin Music Saint) starring Natalia Oreiro as the late Argentinian pop icon Gilda.

Buena Vista International has boarded Latin American rights and will release the film in the fourth quarter.

Lorena Muñoz directed I Am Gilda (Spanish title Gilda No Me Arrepiento De Este Amor), which charts the story of how Miriam Alejandra Bianchi became the iconic pop star Gilda and her tragic end in a car crash.

Angela Torres, Lautaro Delgado, Susana Pampin and Daniel Melingo also star.

Oreiro has starred in The German Doctor, among others.
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Fox, Sony Back Campanella Series ‘Canibales’

Fox International Channels Latin America and Sony Pictures Television are backing Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella’s upcoming series “Entre canibales,” a political revenge thriller produced by Argentine leading broadcaster Telefe.

A high-end TV drama, designed as two 60-episode seasons, “Entre canibales” premieres Wednesday May 20 on Telefe, and is scheduled to air Monday to Thursday every week.

Fic Latin America has taken a co-production stake in “Canibales.” Under the deal, Fic will launch each episode of the series across the region via its Fox Life network, one day after “Canibales” segs broadcast on Telefe.

Sony Pictures Television will distribute the TV series in both the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.

Uruguayan channel Monte Carlo TV, which has also joined the series as co-producer, snagging Uruguayan broadcasting TV rights, will air “Canibales” from Thursday May 21 in primetime.

Helmer Juan Jose Campanella, winner of the 2010 best foreign language Oscar with “The Secret in Their Eyes,
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Movie Review – Wakolda (2013)

Wakolda (a.k.a. The German Doctor), 2013.

Written and Directed by Lucía Puenzo

Starring Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Natalia Oreiro, Florencia Bado and Elena Roger.

Synopsis:

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Based upon writer/director Lucia Puenzo’s novel, Wakolda is based upon the real life story of former SS Officer Josef Mengele, once known as “The Angel of Death,” during his time hiding in South America (as many war criminals did) after the war. As we are coming to the tail end of a long summer still filling the multiplexes with blockbusters of all manner, The German Doctor offers the option this week of seeing something a bit less noisy, and more considered.

Puenzo’s film opens in
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