Brit co. saw rise of $2.42 mil

LONDON — Civilian Content, a British film production and sales group that owns the Film Consortium and the Works, has reported a half-year profit of £429,000 ($767,000).

The company, whose Pawel Pawlikowski movie “My Summer of Love” won the top prize at the Edinburgh Film Festival last month and screened at Toronto, saw sales rise by 41% to $2.42 million for the six months to June 30.

It is in production on the final two pics of the Film Consortium’s lottery franchise — “Guy X,” starring Jason Biggs, and “River Queen,” with Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland and Geoffrey Rush.

Civilian’s new joint venture with tax fund Surefire has raised $2.1 million to develop 15 projects, and will contribute to the financing of movies with a total budget of around $40 million.

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