Guadalajara: First Details of Guillermo del Toro’s Animation Center, Takeaways

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’Petra,’ ‘Midnight Family ‘ Win Big at Guadalajara The 34th Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (FICG), boasting a new general director, Estrella Araiza, wrapped March 15 with a bevy of cash prizes spread out among several categories. Documentaries ruled, …

International TV Newswire: MipDrama Scales Up; ZDF Sells to PCCW; HBO’s ‘Patria’; ‘X Factor,’ ’Bake Off’ Renewed

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MIPDRAMA BUYERS’ SUMMIT: SCALE, COMEDY, NOIR European drama serie production continues to scale up, is driving ever more into comedy, while Nordic Noir’s is still going international, if the selection of 10 productions at this year’s MipDrama Buyers’ S…

Monica Lozano’s Alebrije to Co-Produce Ernesto Contreras’ Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico’s Ernesto Contreras, best known for his lauded Sundance Audience Award winner “I Dream in Another Language” is preparing his next feature film, “Cosas Imposibles” (“Impossible Things”). “I Dream…” producers Monica Loz…

‘Gloria Bell,’ ‘Fantastic Woman,’ ‘No’ Producer Juan de Dios Larraín: 5 Takes

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This weekend’s third-best U.S. screen average of the year for “Gloria Bell,” which he produced, or the Oscar last for “A Fantastic Woman,” both point in the same direction: Arguably, no producer in Latin American has been so successful in the last deca…

Chile’s Parox, France’s Rouge Intl. Link for Cristian Jiménez’s ‘Escape’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Chile’s Parox, one of the country’s foremost TV companies (“Gen Mishima,” “Invisible Heroes”), is teaming with France’s Rouge Intl. to develop “Evasion” (Escape), the latest feature film from Cristian Jiménez, director of 2011’s Cannes-selected “Bonsai…

Chile’s ‘Piola,’ Argentina’s ‘The Furies,’ Brazil’s ‘Son of Ox’ Top Guadalajara Construye

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Chile came into this year’s Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival (FICG) as the guest country of honor. Once here, Luis Alejandro Pérez García’s “Piola” stomped around the Guadalajara Construye Works in Progress section like it ow…