Adhemar Gonzaga

Adhemar Gonzaga was a Brazilian actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. Born into a wealthy family Gonzaga had a passion for cinema from an early age, and first appeared on screen in a short advertising film in 1920. He worked as a journalist for the film magazine Cinearte which advocated the creation of a more professional, commercial film industry in Brazil. In 1928 he directed his first film, a silent. The film was a strong commercial success, and on the strength of it Gonzaga persuaded his father to financially back a film studio. After a period of study in Hollywood, Gonzaga returned to Brazil and founded Cinédia a Rio de Janeiro-based company which quickly became ... more on Wikipedia

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