HOLLYWOOD — Going into the Berlin Film Festival, Summit Entertainment and Lions Gate Films have each announced major sales for their respective pics “Inside Deep Throat” and “Hotel Rwanda,” both of which are making their international bows.
“Hotel Rwanda,” which received three Oscar noms, has been acquired by Entertainment Film Distributors in the U.K., Tobis for Germany, Metropolitan in France, Village Roadshow in Australia and Ascot Elite in Switzerland. Mikado, the co-producer on the film, is set to release in Italy on March 11.
LGFI has also made deals for Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, Portugal, Greece, Singapore, the Middle East, Thailand, Bulgaria/Romania, Croatia/Slovenia, the Philippines and Indonesia.
For the doc “Inside Deep Throat,” which will make its European premiere as a selection of Berlin’s Panorama section, Constantin will distribute in Germany, Metropolitan FilmExport in France, Mikado has Italian rights, Aurum in Spain and Momentum will distribute in the UK.
Other key deals include Scandinavia, Australia, Benelux and Japan.