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Also Known As: Died: August 28, 1991
Born: Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Profession: producer, exhibitor, distributor

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Influential Spanish industry figure who entered film distribution at the age of 17, set up a distribution company, Brepi Films with Jose Lopez Brea in 1960 and produced his first feature the same year. Piedra made several local films before moving into the international sphere with Orson Welles' "Chimes at Midnight" (1966). He went into exhibition in the mid-1980s, opening the Cines Luna twin in downtown Madrid and produced Carlos Saura's dance trilogy starring Antonio Gades: "Blood Wedding" (1980), "Carmen" (1983) and "El Amor Brujo" (1986). Piedra was married to actress Emma Penella from 1967 until his death in 1991.

Influential Spanish industry figure who entered film distribution at the age of 17, set up a distribution company, Brepi Films with Jose Lopez Brea in 1960 and produced his first feature the same year. Piedra made several local films before moving into the international sphere with Orson Welles' "Chimes at Midnight" (1966). He went into exhibition in the mid-1980s, opening the Cines Luna twin in downtown Madrid and produced Carlos Saura's dance trilogy starring Antonio Gades: "Blood Wedding" (1980), "Carmen" (1983) and "El Amor Brujo" (1986). Piedra was married to actress Emma Penella from 1967 until his death in 1991.

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Entered film distribution in Spain at age 17
1960:
Set up Brepi Films distribution company with Jose Lopez Brea
1960:
Produced first feature, "Cancion de Cuna/Lullaby" (directed by Jose Maria Elorrieta)
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Associated with Producciones MD, made local pictures: "Abuelita Charleston" and "Lulu"
1966:
Produced Orson Welles's "Chimes at Midnight"
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Distributed films under Emiliano Piedra Producciones company
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Produced the dance trilogy starring Antonio Gades and direced by Carlos Saura: "Blood Wedding" (1980), "Carmen" (1983) and "El Amor Brujo" (1986)
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Built the Cines Luna twin in Madrid in the mid-1980s
1991:
Produced "Don Quixote", a $20 million TV series for RTVE Spanish TV (date approximate)
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wife:
Emma Penella. Actor. Married 1967 until Piedra's death in 1991.

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