José Antonio Sainz de Vicuña

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José Antonio Sáinz de Vicuña created IMPALA in the 1960s, a company which has produced over one hundred films directed by several of Spain's top directors. At present it owns sixty five negatives, several of them considered classics.

He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a senior editor of campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[1]

He was President of Warner Española, a company which was in partnership with Warner Bros. and during thirty years distributed all WB products in Spain. Was also President of Warner Home Video in Spain during ten years.

As Vice President of Incine, he was also involved in the distribution of 20th Century Fox films between 1970 and 1988. At different times during those last decades also distributed Columbia Pictures, Disney and PolyGram while this company remained active.

He was on the Board of Cinesa, Spain's leading theatrical chain, as well as on the Board of Warner-Lusomundo Theaters.

He created CINEPAQ together with Canal+ France. In 1992 CINEPAQ merged with IDEA, a company belonging to the PRISA GROUP, and formed SOGEPAQ. He was President of SOGEPAQ, a company which financed most of Spain's top box office films during the last twenty years as well as creating the largest modern catalogue of Spanish feature films.

From 1997 to 2000 he was a member of the Board of the European Film Academy.

In 2000 he became President of PLURAL, a new PRISA audiovisual production company.

Together with Luis García Berlanga and Alfredo Matas, conceived and promoted.

Ciudad de la Luz Studios in Alicante, one of Europe's most modern Studios .35 films have been shot in CDLL since it began operating in 2005.

In 2006 decided to revive Impala's activities while remaining as a consultant to PLURAL. Besides films IMPALA is now involved in developing TV series and programs – at present it is developing a Mexican co production with TVE – and theatrical plays together with SABRE, a company with a long record of successes in the theater.

In 2007 he was awarded EGEDA's Gold Medal.[2]

In 2010 he started the creation of a new branch of IMPALA, IMPALA Digital, producing content for the Internet including Social media.

As a producer, distributor and initiator of several audiovisual ventures, Jose Vicuña's main objective during his career has always been to promote Spanish creative talent both inside and outside Spain.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2008 8 citas Peris Romano y Rodrigo Sorogoyen
2007 Goal II, viviendo el sueño Jaume Collet Serra
2005 Los dos lados de la cama Emilio Martínez Lázaro
2003 Dos tipos duros Juan Martínez Moreno
2002 El otro lado de la cama Emilio Martínez Lázaro
2001 Algunas chicas doblan las piernas cuando hablan Ana Díez
2001 Hacerse el sueco Daniel Díaz Torres
2000 Gitano Manuel Palacios
1997 99.9 Agustí Villaronga
1993 Amor y deditos del pie Luis Felipe Rocha
1992 El laberinto griego Rafael Alcázar
1992 Sevilla connection José Ramón Larraz
1991 Ni se te ocurra Luis María Delgado
1991 Nunca estuve en Viena Antonio Larreta
1991 El invierno en Lisboa Jose A. Zorrilla
1990 Aquí huele a muerto Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia
1990 Dancing Machine Gilles Behat
1990 Álbum de familia Luis Galvao
1987 Policía Álvaro Saenz de Heredia
1985 Yo, el vaquilla Jose Antonio de la Loma
1985 Flesh and blood Paul Verhoeven
1985 La rapsodia de los cuatreros Hugo Wilson
1984 Café, coca y puro Antonio del Real
1984 Violines y trompetas Rafael Romero Marchent
1984 Las fantasías de Cuny Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
1984 Camila María Luisa Bemberg
1984 Las bicicletas son para el verano Jaime Chávarri
1982 La Biblia en pasta Manuel Summers
1982 Freddy el croupier Álvaro Saenz de Heredia
1982 Cecilia Humberto Solás
1982 El cabezota Francisco Lara Polop
1982 Pares y nones José Luis Cuerda
1981 Asesinato en el Comité Central Vicente Aranda
1981 El crack José Luis Garci
1980 La mano negra Fernando Colomo
1980 El divorcio que viene Pedro Masó
1980 Ángeles gordos Manuel Summers
1980 Sentados al borde de la mañana con los pies colgando Antonio J. Betacor
1980 127 millones libres de impuestos Pedro Masó
1979 La miel Pedro Masó
1979 La familia bien, gracias José Luis López Vázquez
1978 Hierba salvaje Luis Mª Delgado
1978 Los restos del naufragio Ricardo Franco
1977 Tengamos la guerra en paz Eugenio Martín
1977 La escopeta nacional Luis García Berlanga
1977 Pepito piscinas Luis Mª Delgado
1977 Nunca es tarde Jaime de Armiñán
1977 Niñas… al salón Vicente Escrivá
1977 Ensalada Baudelaire Leopoldo Tusquets
1977 Los días del pasado Mario Camus
1977 La coquito Pedro Masó
1977 Cacique Bandeira Héctor Olivera
1976 Cambio de sexo Vicente Aranda
1976 La espada negra Francisco Rovira Beleta
1976 Señoritas de uniforme Luis Mª Delgado
1976 La menor Pedro Masó
1976 La lozana andaluza Vicente Escrivá
1976 El bengador justiciero y su pastelera madre Forges
1976 Call girl (vida privada de la Srta. Julia) Eugenio Martín
1975 Jo, papá Jaime de Armiñán
1975 Las adolescentes Pedro Masó
1975 Zorrita Martínez José Luis López Vázquez
1975 La joven casada Mario Camus
1975 País, S.A. Forges
1975 Clara es el precio Vicente Aranda
1974 Yo la vi primero Fernando Fernán Gómez
1974 Un hombre como los demás Pedro Masó
1974 El comisario G Fernando Merino
1974 Open season (los cazadores) Meter Collinson
1973 Pisito de solteras Fernando Merino
1973 El amor del capitán Brando Jaime de Armiñán
1973 Mi profesora particular Jaime Camino
1973 Un trabajo tranquilo Pasquale Festa Campanile
1973 Los pájaros de Baden Baden Mario Camus
1972 Experiencia Prematrimonial Pedro Masó
1969 La Lola dicen que no vive sola Jaime de Armiñán
1969 Urtain, el rey de la selva o así Manuel Summers
1968 ¿Por qué te engaña tu marido? Manuel Summers
1967 Una señora estupenda Eugenio Martín
1966 Con el viento solano Mario Camus
1965 Joaquín Murrieta George Sherman
1964 El extraño viaje Fernando Fernán Gómez
1964 La niña de luto Manuel Summers
1963 Del rosa al amarillo Manuel Summers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yale Banner. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1957. p. 205.
  2. ^ http://www.egeda.es/documentos/JASAINZVICUÑA_.pdf Egeda

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