Three Miami fest projects earn buys


NEW YORK -- Three projects have been picked up for North American distribution during this past week's Miami International Film Festival, including two Brazilian productions, "Alice's House" and "Antonia," and the Columbian/Argentinian co-production "A Ton of Luck."

Los Angeles-based Latin arthouse film distributor FiGa Films acquired Chico Teixeira's drama "Alice's House (A Casa de Alice)," the story of a woman neglected by her sons and cheating husband. FiGa's Sandro Fiorin and Alex Garcia negotiated the deal with producers Patrick Leblanc and Zita Carvalhosa.

Venezuelan-owned, Miami-based Latin film distributor Venevision International nabbed Rodrigo Triana's "A Ton of Luck (Sonar No Cuesta Nada)," based on the true story of Columbian soldiers who find millions of dollars in drug money and decide to keep it for themselves. Venevision vp communications Jose Antonio Espinal brokered the deal with the filmmakers.

Tata Amaral's musical drama "Antonia (Antonia - O Filme)," the story of a friendship between four young women, was picked up by Netflix division Red Envelope. Netflix original content division head Bahman Naraghi made the deal with Amaral and one of her fellow producers, Georgia Costa Araujo.