A report in last week’s Variety that Credit Lyonnais was seeking to fold the 900 films it owns into one single film library company left at least two film sales people at Mifed a bit on edge. Paul Woolley and Jacque Knox, senior VP and manager, respectively, of international sales for Epic Prods., were not saying much to reporters about their company, formerly headed by Moshe Diamont and Eduard Sarlui, who were ousted by Epic’s present owner, Credit Lyonnais, after a court battle concerning finances.
Woolley now administers Epic’s library of about 60 titles, which include “Cellar Dweller” and “Down the Drain, ” in addition to “Bad Influence” and “Curse IV.” Woolley declined to speculate, however, about whether the 900 additional CLowned titles eventually would fall under his administration or whether someone else would get that job, along with his own. Over the course of the market, Woolley and Knox appeared busy. “It’s a very good business, ” was all Woolley would say. A call to the French bank on the matter elicited the usual “no comment.” –