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Neufingerl to head sales of new division

LONDON — German sales outfit Peppermint is launching a feature film division devoted to the financing and distribution of English-lingo films.

The Munich-based company has appointed ex-EM.TV exec Katja Neufingerl to head sales for the division and to oversee licensing and new rights.

Division is making its bow at the upcoming Mifed with a eight German features on its sales slate. These include “Moonlight Tariff” from Ralf Huettner; “Sawed Off,” starring Rolf Becker and Meret Becker; and the romantic comedy “Vienna.”

Also, Peppermint is understood to be launching a private film fund that would enable it to tap into the lucrative German tax-shelter market to finance its feature film ambitions.

Run by ex-Kirch Group exec Michael Knobloch, Peppermint is majority-owned by German distrib Helkon Media and is an established force in the television market.

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