Duo unveil deal with Toronto players

Fortissimo, Maximum make distribution pact

HONG KONG — Sales company Fortissimo Films and Canadian distrib Maximum Film Distribution unveiled a distribution deal on six Toronto players.

In addition to the previously announced acquisition of “Disgrace,” Maximum took Canadian rights to “Tokyo Sonata,” “$9.99,” “Country Wedding,” “Laila’s Birthday,” “Service” and “Native Dancer.”

Maximum has been on a buying streak at this year’s Toronto fest, having also taken local rights to six pictures repped by Cinetic Media (Daily Variety, Sept. 10).

Fortissimo previously licensed Cannes competition film “Service” to Regent Releasing for North America.

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