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Ibermedia Boosts Animation Support

Barcelona— Ibermedia, the multi-million dollar pan-regional fund which is a financial lifeline for many for films in Latin America, is finally getting serious about animation. As announced at Spain’s Málaga Film Festival, a showcase for Spanish-language cinema, the Ibero-American fund has allotted $200,000 for animation work development, as $30,000 per work.

Amounts may look small: There are sufficient, however, for animators in much of Latin America a significant amount of time and cost coverage to develop project.

The new incentives follow on a work session at the 1st Quirino Awards for Ibero-American animation, won by Mexico’s “Ana and Bruno” (pictured), which took place in April on the Canary Island of Tenerife. Attended by industry body reps, the session debated a package of possible incentives for the region’s animation industry which is beginning to build, sometimes energetically, though from a low-base, especially in Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

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Telefónica Studios unveils global plans

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Telefónica Studios unveils global plans
Spanish producer to make 25 feature films and TV series over the next three years.

Spanish media giant Telefónica has unveiled global ambitions for production outfit Telefónica Studios.

The brand will handle all the projects produced by the company, which over the next three years will involve 25 high-quality feature films and several television series.

Telefónica Studios, launched during the San Sebastian Film Festival, stated its intention to establish itself as a significant player in the international market, a source of top-quality projects first in Europe and Latin America and later also in the English-speaking markets.

Currently, Telefónica Studios generates an output of between ten and 12 films a year.

In the last five years, three divisions of Telefónica have produced films and TV series: Telefé, Telefónica Producciones Media Networks and Telefónica España.

Among these projects were The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de sus ojos), The Adventures of Thaddeus Jones (Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones) and Chinese Takeaway
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