THE PROPAGANDA GAME
Variety talks about The Propaganda Game in its Berlinale edition
In a relatively rare documentary pick-up, Paris-based Memento Films Intl. – better known for handling edgier U.S indie fare and fare such as Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep” – has acquired world sales rights to Alvaro Longoria’s “The Propaganda Game.”
EVENT: Special TV program about "Altamira"
Pierre Zeny and Tous Cinéma TV program's team on Altamira set
Special edition of the TV program Tous Cinéma on Ciné+, broadcasting from Altamira's set in Santander, Spain. Click here or on the picture to see the program.
"Altamira" on RTVE (in Spanish)
Antonio Banderas on the set of Altamira for RTVE
Click on the picture to watch the video or here to read the original article on the RTVE's website.
Video and article in Spanish only .
Banderas on "Altamira" in ScreenDaily
Michael Rosser, October 2014
Antonio Banderas begins Altamira shoot
Principal photography has begun on period drama Altamira, directed by Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire, Greystoke) and starring Antonio Banderas.
Production will take place on location in Northern Spain.
The English-language production also stars Golshifteh Farahani, Nicholas Farrell, Henry Goodman, Pierre Niney, Clément Sibony, Tristan Ulloa, Irene Escolar and Rupert Everett. British actress Allegra Allen makes her film debut.
Penélope Cruz about "Ma Ma" on Variety
John Hopewell, May 2014
Penelope Cruz on Producing ‘Ma Ma’
Penelope Cruz will be in Cannes today to present “Ma Ma,” which is her first as a producer. In it, she plays Magda, a gutsy mother who battles to overcome tragedy. “Ma Ma” also marks Cruz’s first film with Spanish auteur Julio Medem, who has directed some of the most sensorial, sensual and involved portrayals of feminine sensibility in modern Spanish cinema (“Vacas,” “Lovers of the Arctic Circle,” “Sex and Lucia”). Cruz and Medem talked to Variety exclusively about “Ma Ma,” which bows Monday. “Ma Ma” is being sold at Cannes by Seville Intl., the boutique sales arm of eOne Films Intl. Cruz, Medem and Alvaro Longoria at Spain’s Morena Films produce, in association with France’s Backup Media Group. France’s Mare Nostrum co-produces. CAA represents U.S. rights.
Mare Nostrum Productions in Variety
John Hopewell, September 2014
Morena Films, Alexandra Lebret Launch Mare Nostrum Productions (EXCLUSIVE)
MADRID – Morena Films (“Comandante,” “Che,” “Cell 211”), one of Spain’s best-financed and most international of producers, and Alexandra Lebret (pictured), managing director of the European Producers Club, have teamed to launch Mare Nostrum Productions, a joint venture film production house based out of Paris.
Lebret will head up Mare Nostrum as its president. For Morena, which opened offices in L.A. in September 2013 under producer Pedro Uriol, the move into France now gives it a production presence in the world’s two most significant movie production/sales hubs, while it will continue to also produce in and out of Spain.