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Natalia Oreiro, Mercedes Morán Head Daniel Burman’s Amazon Original ‘Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido’

Natalia Oreiro, Mercedes Morán Head Daniel Burman’s Amazon Original ‘Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido’
Natalia Oreiro (“I’m Gilda”), Gustavo Bassani (“Separados”) and Mercedes Moran (“Spider) head the cast of Argentine Amazon Original “Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido,” one of Amazon Prime Original’s biggest bets to date in Latin America.

The series, an espionage thriller, will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Showrun by Daniel Burman, a leading light of the New Argentine Cinema and recent Cannes Un Certain Regard jury member, “Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido” is produced by Oficina Burman, part of The Mediapro Studio, whose credits include “Pequeña Victoria” and “Pequeñas victorias, perdidxs en la Tierra,” both produced with Vis, with the latter acquired for Latin America by Amazon Prime Video.

Burman serves a series creator and showrunner on a banner project for the writer-director, which was one of the two he presented in person at Berlin Festival in 2017 when Mediapro confirmed it had taken a substantial stake in Oficina Burman.
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Gaumont UK Appoints ‘Vera’ & ‘New Tricks’ Producer As Creative Director

Gaumont UK Appoints ‘Vera’ & ‘New Tricks’ Producer As Creative Director
Exclusive: London-based Gaumont UK is bolstering its local team with the appointment of Wall To Wall’s Executive Producer For Drama Myar Craig-Brown as Creative Director.

Craig-Brown will oversee Gaumont’s growing slate of drama for the global market and will report directly into executive producer Alison Jackson (Tin Star) who heads up Gaumont’s UK division.

During her five-year tenure at Wall To Wall, Craig-Brown brought in and developed multiple projects, including two DC titles. Previously, as Head of Drama at Warner Bros’ Headstrong Pictures, she executive-produced series 12 of hit BBC drama New Tricks, and during her run at ITV Studios she executive-produced long-running ITV drama Vera, A Mother’s Son, Just Henry and The Psychopath Next Door. She started her career in continuing drama, script editing on a variety of titles including Family Affairs, Doctors and Holby City – the latter of which she went on to series produce.

Gaumont
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Javier Rey and Patricia López Arnaiz strive to reach the summit in La cima - Production / Funding - Spain/France

Javier Rey and Patricia López Arnaiz strive to reach the summit in La cima - Production / Funding - Spain/France
Ibon Cormenzana is directing this immersive, high-octane emotional adventure, rubbing shoulders with the most perilous, harsh and spectacular sides of nature. Alegría, tristeza, miedo, rabia was the original title of the previous film by director-producer Ibon Cormenzana, a Spanish-French production that was eventually released with only the first two elements from that working title (Happy Sad). Once again, these emotions – and many more – will have a starring role in his new movie, La cima (lit. “The Summit”), which is currently being shot and which, once again, is being made as a joint venture between companies in France and Spain. This epic story stars two actors who are very much in demand right now: Patricia López Arnaiz, the favourite among the nominees for various impending awards thanks to her work in Ane Is Missing (the feature debut by David Pérez Sañudo), and Javier Rey,...
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Toronto: 1970s Car Scam Doc ‘Welcome to Dale’ Revealed (Exclusive)

Toronto: 1970s Car Scam Doc ‘Welcome to Dale’ Revealed (Exclusive)
The Exchange has picked up worldwide rights to the upcoming feature documentary Welcome to Dale: The Elizabeth Carmichael Story, ahead of a 2021 debut.

The film from directors Nick Ryan (The Summit) and Pavel Barter portrays alleged con artist Elizabeth Carmichael, a trans woman who was born Jerry Dean Michael and developed a 1970s three-wheeled car, The Dale.

Carmichael claimed she was about to start manufacturing her efficient and cheap car amid the 1970s gas crisis. But as she secured investors, Carmichael also created a web of mystery as journalists, the Big Three automakers and the FBI started investigating.

The ...
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Toronto and San Sebastian-Bound ‘Memory House’ Gets New Clips, Poster (Exclusive)

Toronto and San Sebastian-Bound ‘Memory House’ Gets New Clips, Poster (Exclusive)
A fervid supporter of new directors, Paris-based sales house Celluloid Dreams has dropped two clips and the poster of Brazilian João Paulo Miranda Maria’s “Memory House” (“La Casa de Antiguedades”), a first feature, but also the only Latin American title to be included in this year’s Cannes Official Selection.

“Memory House” will now world premiere in early September as one of 50 features at a slimmed-down Toronto. It was also confirmed on Tuesday for San Sebastian’s New Directors lineup, an influential new talent showcase.

Written by Miranda Maria, “Memory House” adds to Brazil’s fast-burgeoning canon of movies examining its urgent racial and social issues.

A first sequence catches Cristovam as he trudges down a lane taunted by local teens. An aged but still stout Black worker from Brazil’s often still dirt-poor rural North, Cristovam has relocated to Brazil’s rich South to work at a milk
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Global Citizen Highlights: Miley Cyrus Covers Beatles at Rose Bowl, Dudamel, Justin Bieber, ‘Hamilton’ Cast (Watch)

Global Citizen Highlights: Miley Cyrus Covers Beatles at Rose Bowl, Dudamel, Justin Bieber, ‘Hamilton’ Cast (Watch)
Broadcast on television and radio in 180-plus countries, and streamed globally across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Global Citizen’s “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” — presented in two parts Saturday, as “The Summit” and “The Concert” — presented a plethora of musical performances while trumpeting $6.9 billion in funds raised leading up to the specials. The money was raised from governments, private sector entrepreneurs and foundations for funds dedicated to causes fighting racial, sexual and social injustice and the still-deadly coronavirus.

Hosted by a stoic Dwayne Johnson, “The Concert” featured performances from Usher, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Yemi Alade and the pairing of Justin Bieber and Quavo. Lin-Manuel Miranda and members of the original “Hamilton” cast joined forces with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, while J’Nai Bridges performed with Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Yola (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles
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TV News Roundup: Showtime Sets Premieres Dates for ‘The Go-Go’s,’ ‘Belushi’ Docs

TV News Roundup: Showtime Sets Premieres Dates for ‘The Go-Go’s,’ ‘Belushi’ Docs
In today’s TV news roundup, Showtime announced the premiere date for “The Go-Go’s” documentary and two other unscripted projects, and Audible announced the cast its adaptation of “The Sandman.”

Dates

Netflix has announced Eric Andre’s new comedy special, “Legalize Everything,” will premiere on June 23. In the comedian’s first stand-up special, Andre “breaks the boundaries of comedy as he critiques the war on drugs, the war on sex, and the war on fart jokes.” The special is directed by Eric Notarnicola and executive produced by Mike Rosenstein for Sunset Rose Pictures, alongside A24.

Showtime has announced the premiere dates for “The Go-Go’s,” premiering Aug. 1 at 9 p.m.; “Love Fraud,” debuting on Aug. 30 at 9 p.m., and “Belushi,” which is set to premiere on Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. “ The Go-Go’s,” a documentary feature, chronicles the first all-female band to play its own instruments, write its own songs and soar to No.
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Series Mania Digital Was a Success Though Key Titles Were Held Back

Series Mania Digital Was a Success Though Key Titles Were Held Back
The first international festival to have taken the virtual route amid the coronavirus crisis, Series Mania’s digital edition has been hailed as a success by organizers with 1,500 participants registered from 40 countries and the equivalent of 106 days of screenings. However, challenges securing some key titles for the platform point to enduring challenges for online fests in the months ahead.

All but one show in the French competition lineup and half of the international competition roster were not made available on the festival’s platform, which was accessible to industry professionals and journalists from March 25 to April 7.

Netflix’s “Unorthodox,” Fremantle’s “No Man’s Land,” WestEnd Films’ “Valley of Tears,” ITV Studios’ “Little Birds,” Amazon’s “El Presidente” and France Televisions Distribution’s “The Parliament” were among the anticipated shows that were not on the platform despite being in competition.

Laurence Herszberg, founder and head of Series Mania, acknowledges that these were hurdles for the event.
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Amazon’s Latest Latin American Deals: 5 Takeaways

Amazon’s Latest Latin American Deals: 5 Takeaways
“The only absolute in history is change,” said the Victorian historian Lord Acton. He might have been talking about the streaming platforms’ current international strategies. Since they launched internationally, Netflix and Amazon’s focus and priorities have been in constant evolution. Current pressures – evolving demographies, new regulation, new competition, still untapped growth – mean that re-engineering won’t stop any time soon.

On Jan. 23, as the Natpe Miami conference wound down, Amazon Prime Video announced out of Miami four new Latin American Amazon Original series: Lucía Puenzo’s “La Jauría” (“The Pack”), “Colonia Dignidad,” produced by Diego Guebel; Daniel Burman and Sebastián Borensztein’s “Iosi, The Repentant Spy”; and Andrés Wood’s “News of a Kidnapping.”

The announcement says much about Amazon Prime Video’s priorities, and the state of the streamer business in Latin America. Five takeaways:

1.Amazon Expands Production Reach

Also on Jan. 23, Amazon announced its first two forays
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Amazon Prime Video Picks Four-Pack of Latin American Originals

Amazon Prime Video in Latin America has added four new Amazon Original Series to their catalog from Argentina, Chile and Colombia, the first Originals from the territories. The series will be available on the platform in more than 200 countries and territories.

Chile’s “La Jauría” (“The Pack”) already broadcast on domestic network Tvn, will be joined by three series set to begin production in 2020: “Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido,” “Colonia Dignidad” and “Noticia de un Secuestro.”

From Chile, “La Jauría” is directed by award-winner filmmaker Lucía Puenzo, whose 2007 feature “Xxy” won four prizes at the Cannes Festival. The series stars Chilean Oscar-nominated “A Fantastic Woman” lead actress Daniela Vega in a story of a Catholic school girl who starts a protest against a deadly online game in which men are recruited to commit acts of violence towards women. The girl disappears and her story goes viral when a video of
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Gaumont Scales Down U.S. Operations, Anticipates Big Losses (Exclusive)

Gaumont, the once thriving French studio behind “The Intouchables” and “Narcos,” is set to rejig its film and TV strategy as it anticipates heavy losses in 2019.

Variety can reveal that the company has all but shut down its TV distribution operations in the U.S., recently axing 12 employees, including Vanessa Shapiro, president of worldwide distribution, and her team.

Shapiro was hired in 2017 and reported to Gaumont vice-ceo Christophe Riandée, and Gene Stein, who took over as president of Los Angeles-based Gaumont Television U.S. in 2015, following the exit of Katie O’Connell Marsh, whose latest venture, TV outfit Platform One Media, was acquired by Canada’s Boat Rocker Media in September.

Shapiro was in charge of spearheading sales of the Gaumont Television catalogue, including drama and animation series, as well as French shows. She was also in charge of international co-productions.

Variety understands the executive has now set up film
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #28. La práctica – Martín Rejtman

La práctica

It’s already been five years since Martín Rejtman’s (one of the key figures of New Argentine Cinema) last film, 2014’s Two Shots Fired. Rejtman has stated his lasted project, The Practice, which will be hist first film shot outside of Argentina, is one he’s been subconsciously prepping for the last two decades. The project became a five country co-production in 2019 between Rosa Films (Portugal), La Unión de los Ríos (Argentina), Forastero (Chile), The Film Kitchen (Netherlands), Pandora Films (Germany), and Interior Xiii (Mexico) and will be headlined by Esteban Bigliardi.…
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Oscars: Uruguay Selects 'The Moneychanger' for International Feature Film Category

The Uruguayan Film Institute on Tuesday announced that Federico Veiroj's The Moneychanger will be the country's submission in the international feature film category of the 2020 Academy Awards.

A 1970s-set dramedy-thriller starring Uruguay's top actor-director Daniel Hendler (The Candidate, To Fool a Thief) and Argentina's Dolores Fonzi (The Summit), The Moneychanger follows protagonist Humberto Brause (Hendler), a man who furiously throws himself into the buying and selling of currency supported by his father-in-law, a veteran in the business of capital flight. Consumed by his outsized ambition and compulsive drive, Humberto assumes the direction of the family business and ...
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Martín Rejtman To Direct ‘The Practice’ – Five Countries To Produce

Cannes — Argentina’s La Unión de los Ríos, Portugal’s Rosa Films –a co-producer on Albert Serra’s Un Certain Regard entry “Liberté”– Chile’s Forastero, Netherlands’ The Film Kitchen, Germany’s Pandora Films and Mexico’s Interior Xiii have teamed to co-produce “The Practice” from Argentine director-screenwriter and writer Martín Rejtman.

A pedigree multi-lateral international co-production is often these says a sign of prominent big art film – think Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama” – on which producers will seek to finance via partners’ equity finance rather than pre-sales.

The five-country co-production agreement was signed Monday in Cannes. A naturalistic comedy about the drama of approaching middle age, “The Practice” follows Gustavo, an Argentine yoga instructor living in Chile who recently lost his wife and home while an injury prevents him from continuing with his yoga practice.

“It’s a comedy about the yoga world. It’s been over 20 years since I
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Efm Buzz titles from Argentina

Efm Buzz titles from Argentina
Round up of the buzz Argentinian titles out to tempt buyers.

4x4

Dir. Mariano Cohn

Thriller 4x4 was the talk of Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires last December and has already landed distribution deals in France (Ugc), South Korea (Cree Pictures) and Argentina, where Buena Vista International will release. Cohn, Gaston Duprat’s co-director on The Distinguished Citizen, makes his solo feature directorial debut on the story about a car thief trapped inside a luxury SUV. Peter Lanzani, Dady Brieva and Luis Brandoni star.

Contact: Juan Torres, Latido Films

After Hitler’s Steps

Dir. Tbd

Keen to move deeper into
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'The Same Blood' lands Chile, Argentina distribution (exclusive)

Netflix holds rights for Latin America, Us, Spain.

Spanish-language thriller The Same Blood (La Misma Sangre) starring Latin American titans Oscar Martinez and Paulina García has secured distribution in Chile and Argentina.

The producers concluded deals at the recent Ventana Sur audiovisual market in Buenos Aires with Cinecolor, Disney’s official distributor in Chile, and Buena Vista International in Argentina. Both releases are set for March 2019.

Argentina’s Martinez, the Coppa Volpi best actor winner at Venice Film Festival in 2016 for The Distinguished Citizen, and Chilean grande dame García, who took home Berlinale Silver Bear best actress honours in 2013 for Gloria,
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1844 Ent. Acquires North America on Alejandro Fadel’s ‘Murder Me, Monster’ (Exclusive)

Buenos Aires — 1844 Entertainment, an emerging player on the U.S. distribution scene, has acquired North American rights to Argentine writer-director Alejandro Fadel’s “Muere monstruo muere”, sold by The Match Factory. The deal was negotiated by 1844 Entertainment’s Tommaso Cerqueglini, The Match Factory’s Michael Weber and Thania Dimitrakopoulou. As on two other high-profile Latin America 1844 pick-ups, Benjamin Naishtat’s “Rojo” and Paraguay’s Oscar submission “The Heiresses,” the theatrical, non-theatrical and home entertainment releases will be handled by Distrib Films Us, headed by François Scippa-Kohn. The North America deal follows sales to Japan (The Klockworx) and Hong Kong (Edko). UFO will distribute in France, Cdi in Chile. An Argentine theatrical distribution deal will be closed imminently,“Murder Me, Monster” producer Agustina Llambi Campbell said at Ventana Sur. Set in a remote part of Mendoza, backed by stark bleak Andean mountains, “Murder Me, Monster” begins with rural police officer
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Claire Foy (‘The Crown’) stops Elisabeth Moss (‘Handmaid’s Tale’) from winning 2nd Emmy for Best Drama Actress

Claire Foy (‘The Crown’) stops Elisabeth Moss (‘Handmaid’s Tale’) from winning 2nd Emmy for Best Drama Actress
Gold Derby predicted that Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) would easily win her second consecutive Emmy Award for Best Drama Actress, however Claire Foy (“The Crown”) stopped her at the finish line. Of Gold Derby’s 27 Emmy Experts from major media outlets, Foy was the pick of only two, giving her second-place odds of 8/1. Moss led with a whopping 18 Experts predicting her to win, resulting in leading 4/9 odds. Foy is TV’s reigning two-time SAG champ, so it really wasn’t a surprise to see her winning at the Emmys, particularly since she earned extra buzz from leaving Netflix’s regal drama along with the rest of the main stars in a massive re-casting ahead of Season 3.

See Emmys 2018: Here’s how I knew that Claire Foy (‘The Crown’) would crush Best Drama Actress

Moss plays June/Offred on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a woman who
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Emmy episode analysis: Keri Russell (‘The Americans’) contends for final time in ‘The Summit’

Emmy episode analysis: Keri Russell (‘The Americans’) contends for final time in ‘The Summit’
Emmy was slow to recognize the quality of the work in “The Americans,” and that includes the performances of co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as undercover Kgb agents Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings who are operating in America. But TV academy voters woke up at last. Russell has received Best Drama Actress nominations for her work in the series’ fourth and fifth seasons and is nominated again this year for the sixth and final season of the FX series. Can she prevail at last?

Russell shrewdly selected “The Summit” as her Emmy episode submission, as Elizabeth is the driving force behind most of the film’s major plot lines. She learns that her activities, deemed suspicious by some in Russia, have been spied on by her partner Philip at the request of a Soviet bigwig. When the attempt to kill Elena doesn’t quite do the job, Elizabeth is then asked to finish her off,
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Emmy predictions: Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) will win Best Drama Actress with no clear runner-up in sight

Emmy predictions: Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) will win Best Drama Actress with no clear runner-up in sight
After losing a whopping six Emmys for “Mad Men,” TV academy members are poised to make it up to Elisabeth Moss in a big way. She just won Best Drama Actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale” last year, and now she’s on track to claim a bookend trophy, according to Gold Derby’s Emmy predictions. One of the major pluses in Moss’ favor is that there’s no clear runner-up in sight. In fact, you could make a strong case for all of her co-nominees, which likely will cause a split vote for second place and help Moss claim victory again.

Of Gold Derby’s 26 Emmy Experts from major media outlets, Moss is predicted to win by 17 of them, resulting in leading 1/2 odds. She plays June/Offred on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a woman who lives as a concubine for the rich and powerful in a dystopian future. She
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