Sandrews sticks to New Line

Reaffirms six-year relationship with Indie

AMSTERDAM — Sandrews Metronome Intl. reaffirmed its six-year relationship with independent New Line by picking up all rights for the Nordic territories on a pack of 13 new titles.

Among the pics are James Foley’s “The Corrupter,” Guisieppe Tornatore’s “Legend of the Pianist” and psychological thriller “Astronaut’s Wife” starring Johnny Depp. The long-term relationship also includes a first option on all new New Line product.

The buying and distrib outfit is currently in negotiations to re-license to the Baltic territories, one of its principal areas of ex-pansion.

Sandrews Metronome Intl. operated for many years as the independent buying arm of the Schibsted, Sandrews and Metro-nome companies. A series of buy-outs and mergers ended in the newly created Sandrews Metronome acquisition, exhibition and distribution group, owned 50% by Schibsted and 50% by Swedish film company Sandrews.

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