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|Type||Sociedad Anónima Unipersonal|
|Predecessor||Digitel 5 (1996-1999)|
Estudios Picasso Fábrica de Ficción (1999-2007)
Producciones Cinematográficas Telecinco (2007)
|Founded||23 September 1996|
|Ghislain Barrois (CEO)|
|Parent||Mediaset España Comunicación|
Telecinco Cinema, the subsidiary film company of Mediaset España – the leading Spanish private broadcast group – has produced successful and worldwide renowned films, becoming a reference in the Spanish movie industry.
While the company continues in the middle of postproduction of The Impossible, the new film by director J. A. Bayona starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, one of the most ambitious projects of the current international film scene; they are also working on Tadeo Jones, a 3D animation film directed by Enrique Gato.
Their most recent film is Amigos... a comedy by Borja Manso and Marcos Cabotá. They also prepare the imminent release of Verbo, the highly anticipated film debut by Eduardo Chapero-Jackson; and Lo mejor de eva, a thriller by Mariano Barroso. No Rest for the Wicked directed by Enrique Urbizu, has ranked fifth among Spanish box office in 2011 and won five Goya Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Telecinco Cinema has undertaken some of Spain's most internationally acclaimed feature films, including Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (three Academy Awards); J. A. Bayona's The Orphanage, which took US$80 million at the international box office; and Steven Soderbergh's Che, which won the Best Actor Award for Benicio del Toro at Cannes 2008; or the latest Agora (Alejandro Amenábar) and Cell 211 (Daniel Monzón), the highest-grossing titles of the 2009 Spanish box office, who won together fifteen Goya Awards.
One of the guiding principles of the company is both betting on projects supported by acclaimed filmmakers in the industry, but also fostering of new talent. In this regard, it has boosted the careers of directors such as Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intact), Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro), Gonzalo López-Gallego (King of the Hill), Eugenio Mira (Agnosia), or Óskar Santos (For the Good of Others).
Telecinco Cinema produces all genres, as shown by their extensive filmography, with titles like Álex de la Iglesia's The Oxford Murders, Alatriste by Agustín Díaz Yanes, Brad Anderson's Transsiberian or the first Spanish spoof film Spanish Movie.