Telefonica Peru Taps Javier Beltramino, Eyes Movie, Series Production

MADRID — Making another move in Latin America, Spanish telco Telefonica has plans to enter movie production in Peru, with Media Networks, its Peruvian B2B content production-distribution company, tapping Javier Beltramino, a former production manager at Telefonica Studios in Argentina, to launch and run a Fiction Development Division. Beltramino will report to Luis Delamer, CEO… Read more »

MADRID — Making another move in Latin America, Spanish telco Telefonica has plans to enter movie production in Peru, with Media Networks, its Peruvian B2B content production-distribution company, tapping Javier Beltramino, a former production manager at Telefonica Studios in Argentina, to launch and run a Fiction Development Division. Beltramino will report to Luis Delamer, CEO... Read more »

A+E Networks’s ‘Roots’ Bound to Travel Across 220 Territories

PARIS– In the run-up to Cannes-set Mipcom, A+E Networks has clinched further sales on its global hit series “Roots,” which is now bound to be broadcast in 42 languages across 220 territories. New deals were inked with BBC (U.K.), FTA Numero 23 (France), DBS YES (Israel), SHOWMAX (Pan Africa) and iFlix (Southeast Asia), among others…. Read more »

PARIS– In the run-up to Cannes-set Mipcom, A+E Networks has clinched further sales on its global hit series “Roots,” which is now bound to be broadcast in 42 languages across 220 territories. New deals were inked with BBC (U.K.), FTA Numero 23 (France), DBS YES (Israel), SHOWMAX (Pan Africa) and iFlix (Southeast Asia), among others.... Read more »

Bertrand Tavernier on Edward L. Cahn’s ‘Afraid To Talk’

LYON, France — Time put everybody in their place. But often rather slowly. The American director, Edward L. Cahn, was best-known, indeed notorious for his prolific B-movie output in the 1950s and ‘60s. Yet, this is the same man who, legend has it, oversaw or at least advised on the final cut of “All Quiet… Read more »

LYON, France — Time put everybody in their place. But often rather slowly. The American director, Edward L. Cahn, was best-known, indeed notorious for his prolific B-movie output in the 1950s and ‘60s. Yet, this is the same man who, legend has it, oversaw or at least advised on the final cut of “All Quiet... Read more »

China Box Office: ‘Operation Mekong’ Leaps to Weekend Win

“Operation Mekong,” the explosive action movie directed by Hong Kong’s Dante Lam, leaped to the top of the Chinese box office in its second weekend. With a useful $26.3 million score over the Friday to Sunday period – with Sunday counting as a back to work day for many in China – the film advanced… Read more »

“Operation Mekong,” the explosive action movie directed by Hong Kong’s Dante Lam, leaped to the top of the Chinese box office in its second weekend. With a useful $26.3 million score over the Friday to Sunday period – with Sunday counting as a back to work day for many in China – the film advanced... Read more »

Busan: Who is Behind the Lee Yong-kwan Sticker Campaign?

Lee Yong-kwan, deposed earlier this year as head of the Busan Film Festival, may not even be in town this week. But there are still several people showing their quiet support in the form of stickers. The circular red or while stickers with hashtags “#Support BIFF #Support Mr Lee” were made by some members of… Read more »

Lee Yong-kwan, deposed earlier this year as head of the Busan Film Festival, may not even be in town this week. But there are still several people showing their quiet support in the form of stickers. The circular red or while stickers with hashtags “#Support BIFF #Support Mr Lee” were made by some members of... Read more »

Busan: Media Castle Unveils Animation Coproduction ‘Hello, Tyranno’

Media Castle, a Korean company best known for importing Japanese animation director Shinkai Makoto’s “5 Centimeters per Second” and Japan’s 2015 Oscars contender “100 Yen Love,” is to co-finance a multinational animation based on Miyanishi Tatsuya’s Tyrannosaurus series. The feature will be made with Korea Investment Partners and China’s Beijing Resolution. Titled “Hello, Tyranno” in… Read more »

Media Castle, a Korean company best known for importing Japanese animation director Shinkai Makoto’s “5 Centimeters per Second” and Japan’s 2015 Oscars contender “100 Yen Love,” is to co-finance a multinational animation based on Miyanishi Tatsuya’s Tyrannosaurus series. The feature will be made with Korea Investment Partners and China’s Beijing Resolution. Titled “Hello, Tyranno” in... Read more »

Quentin Tarantino on the ‘New Erotic Cinema’ That Never Fulfilled Its Promise

LYON, France — Presenting Russ Meyer’s “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” part of his 1970 retrospective at Lyon’s Lumière Festival on Sunday, director Quentin Tarantino outlined a bizarre attempt, led by Fox, to take erotic cinema mainstream in 1970. It is a story of multiple ironies, of an embarrassed establishment and a maverick vindicated… Read more »

LYON, France — Presenting Russ Meyer’s “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” part of his 1970 retrospective at Lyon’s Lumière Festival on Sunday, director Quentin Tarantino outlined a bizarre attempt, led by Fox, to take erotic cinema mainstream in 1970. It is a story of multiple ironies, of an embarrassed establishment and a maverick vindicated... Read more »