Fortissimo also sell pic to Latin America, Portugal
LONDON — Following a busy European Film Market, Fortissimo Films has closed a raft of distribution deals, including selling Kevin Macdonald’s docu “Marley” to Roadshow Films for Australia and New Zealand.Pic, produced by Tuff Gong Films and Shangri-La, also sold to Latin America (HBO Latin America Media Services) and Portugal (Lusomundo/Film & TV House) with numerous other territories under discussion. The pic about the late reggae legend, which is exec produced by Marley’s son Ziggy, Steve Bing and Chris Blackwell, already sold to Germany (Kinowelt), Gaul (Wild Side Films), Switzerland (Ascot Elite) and South Africa (Nu Metro). Fortissimo also sold David Geib’s docu “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” to Pretty Pictures in France, Shani Films in Israel, Cinemien/ABC Distribution Holding in Benelux, Koch Media to German-speaking Europe, Golden Village in Singapore and Joint Ent. in Taiwan. Pic follows the tale of Michelin starred sushi chef Jiro Ono. Egyptian drama “678″ fared well with international buyers following Berlinale. Pic sold to Spain (Golem Distribution), Portugal (Lusomundo) and Brazil (Imovision Brazil). Fortissimo also recently brokered sales deals for Takashi Shimizu’s upcoming untitled 3D horror pic to Vietnam (Galaxy), Taiwan (Long Shong Ent. Multimedial) and Malaysia (Golden Scene Cinemas SDN BHD). And Australian and Kiwi rights for Fox International Productions’ “Vallanzasca,” helmed by Michele Placido and toplining Kim Rossi Stuart and Filippo Timi, have been picked up by Madman. Lusomundo picked up Portuguese rights for the pic after sales were already locked for Blighty (Artificial Eye), Singapore (Golden Village) and Taiwan (Filmware).