Library contains more than 600 films
LONDON — U.K. sales shingle HanWay Films has boosted its library slate and expanded its TV sales team ahead of Mipcom.Topping its lineup are two pics from Manoel De Oliveira, “Belle toujours” and “Magic Mirror.” HanWay also has added two pics by Phillip Noyce, mystery “Heatwave” and thriller “Backroads.” Also up for sale are two documentaries, “Never Apologize: A Personal Visit with Lindsay Anderson,” starring Malcolm McDowell, and “Moving Midway,” about New York film critic Godfrey Cheshire. Other additions are thriller “Blood & Wine,” starring Jack Nicholson and Jennifer Lopez, and Alex Cox’s genre-bending fantasy “Revengers’ Tragedy.” In further news, HanWay has appointed Fabien Westerhoff to its library sales arm as sales executive. Westerhoff previously worked as a sales consultant with Paris-based company Funny Balloons. At HanWay, he will handle French-, Spanish-, Portuguese- and German-speaking territories, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia. HanWay goes to Mipcom with a library of more than 600 films and 1,200 hours of content, which includes collections of films from the BFI, Merchant Ivory, Peter Weir, Wim Wenders, Jean Doumanian and Recorded Picture Company, as well as their own catalog of 70 theatrically released films.