Saturday, May 19, 2007

Cha Cha Cha Deal

Mexican directors v have inked a huge deal for their production label Cha Cha Cha to the tune of $100 million.

The deal, inked with Universal Pictures, includes a five-picture package with films budgeted for between $10 million and $40 million. Financing will come through the studio’s foreign sales division, Focus Features International.

Some of the films will be in Spanish and not all of the films will be directed by the Three Amigos. Joining the three are Carlos Cuaron and Rodrigo Garcia. Cuaron is Alfonso Cuaron’s younger brother, and co-wrote "Y Tu Mama Tambien," Garcia, has directed episodes of “Six Feet Under” and “Big Love.”

Maybe we can work an angle with Garcia and Bill Paxton for the FWSCI Film Series and Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth Nov. 8-11. Paxton is a Fort Worth son and was recognized in January by the Lone Star Film Society.