Prod'n unit pacts with shingle for features

Los Angeles-based QED Intl., a new sales, financing and production entity founded by former Artisan topper Bill Block, will jointly co-finance and co-produce four movies with Munich/L.A.-based InterMedia.

QED partners Kimberly Fox and Paul Hanson and InterMedia chairman-CEO Martin Schuermann and film prexy Scott Kroopf unveiled the arrangement in Berlin.

QED will complete the production financing and co-produce the four projects, which InterMedia developed. QED also will facilitate worldwide distribution.

QED is planning additional partnerships with indie producers.

Among the four theatrical projects are “Spring Break in Bosnia,” a comic thriller about three journalists looking to make their names in the hunt for a Bosnian war criminal. Richard Shepard (writer-director of “The Matador”) penned the script and will direct. Warner Independent Pictures will distribute in the U.S. Mark Johnson is attached as a producer.

Another project is “The Killer’s Game,” an action thriller in which a jaded hitman and his girlfriend find themselves pursued by assassins after he decides to quit killing. Simon Kinberg (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) wrote the script; Simon Crane is set to direct. Andrew Lazar and his Mad Chance Prods. are attached to produce.

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