Buhotec is a family-owned company based in Miami, Florida founded in 2021 by Manuel Arana and Alejandro Gallo. Until this year, the company and its 26 employees had been strictly focused on the gaming business and it claims to be Florida’s number on gaming distributor. This year, however, Buhotec, which is a full-service technology provider and systems integrator, is entering the cinema business. Last year was the company’s most profitable year ever and it believes now is the right time to leverage that success and its experience in gaming to make the move into cinema. I recently spoke via email with Paula B. Silveira, Buhotec’s head of cinema sales, the person responsible for spearheading Buhotec's expansion into the cinema industry and fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders. Here is that conversation.
Cinépolis is deploying Unique X’s MovieTransit network in Mexico. All 6,821 Cinépolis screens throughout Mexico will be connected. This multi-year agreement marks the roll out of Unique X’s electronic network for fast, efficient and reliable delivery of feature film and trailer content to all Cinépolis locations across Mexico, increasing the number of connected sites to nearly 800 in the territory and 3,500 worldwide.
CinecolorSat, the cinema distribution division for the Chilefilms group, has agreed to a multiyear agreement through 2028 to extend its collaboration with KenCast for delivering feature films and live events to theaters across the region.
As befits a drama about a sophisticated culinary critic it is the fresh palette of colorful and appetizing images that first meets the eye. But filmmakers Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn wanted to make Nada a series of postcards from the city of Buenos Aires. “Naturally we wanted to make the food look good, but their first call was to show Buenos Aires as a modern, romantic and beautiful city,” said cinematographer Alejo Maglio, ADF. “In my mind I wanted to make a portrait of the city, of the characters and of the dishes.”
Angel Studios said today that it has reached a new milestone, with the film Sound of Freedom, claiming the number spot at the box office in 18 countries in Latin America. Written and directed by Alejandro Monteverde, the film has already reached its goal of selling two million tickets in Latin America to represent the two million children trafficked each year.
Showtime Analytics and Admit One, two leading providers of cinema technology software, announced today that they are coming together under a new group company, Showtime Group Solutions. The new company will enable the two brands to combine their strengths and expertise to provide a more comprehensive suite of products to the cinema industry, with Cinemex on board as their first enterprise level customer.
Diego Yhama, CSI is a Colombian colorist and founder of Bogota post-production boutique, Estudio Roco. The company provides color grading and other services for film, television, and advertising, including projects for NatGeo, Discovery Channel, Discovery Home and Health, and The Fox Channel. Yhama, who is also a DaVinci Resolve Master Trainer, recently launched Coloristas Hispanos, a podcast focused on colorists in the Spanish-speaking world.
Cinemark has extended its partnership with KenCast to ensure the distribution of theatrical content across South and Central America. By recommitting with KenCast, Cinemark will ensure that the latest feature films, special events, and trailers will continue to be distributed to the hundreds of cinemas Cinemark operates in fifteen countries from Guatemala to Argentina.
Leading distribution and post-production service company Labo has signed a long-term licensing agreement to build and operate an e-delivery network across Latin American countries based on the SHARC distribution platform.
The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center have announced the full slate of films for the 2022 AFI Latin American Film Festival, which will take place September 22 through October 12 at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.