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Lightning strikes AFM sales

Shingle shifts 'Revenant,' 'Scents' and 'Cat Run'

Lightning Entertainment has sold multiple territories for “The Revenant,” the newly announced “Scents and Sensibility” and action comedy “Cat Run.”

Deals, announced Tuesday on the eve of the American Film Market, were negotiated by Lightning’s sales team Mathilde Epstein and Alexandra Cocean.

Home entertainment rights to helmer D. Kerry Prior’s horror-comedy “The Revenant,” starring David Anders and Chris Wylde, have sold to Universal in the U.K., Germany and Benelux; DVD rights went to Ster Kinekor in South Africa and all rights to Nikkatsu in Japan, Eagle Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand, Eagle Films in the Middle East and Daro Film Distribution in CIS.

“The Revenant,” about a fallen soldier who joins the ranks of the living dead, will screen at the market for international buyers. (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is also working on a film called “The Revenant,” about an 1800s-era fur trapper.)

Universal also acquired home entertainment rights to the U.K., Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia for helmer John Stockwell’s “Cat Run,” focused on two detectives probing an international cover-up. The film stars Paz Vega, Scott Mechlowicz, Janet McTeer and Christopher MacDonald.

All rights to “Cat Run” sold to AT Entertainment in Japan, All Interactive in Australia and New Zealand, Eagle Films in the Middle East, Carmen Films in CIS, PT Parkit in Indonesia and Vietnam, Coral Pictures in Thailand and Lumix Media in South Korea. DVD rights were sold to Mares Filmes in Brazil.

Lightning also confirmed deals for Brian Brough’s “Scents and Sensibility,” starring Ashley Williams, Marla Sokoloff and Nick Zano. All rights sold to Free Dolphin in Spain, Trade Media in France, Eagle Films in the Middle Eastand DVD rights went to Ster Kinekor in South Africa.

“Scents” is a modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” and has its first market screening at AFM.

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