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PARIS -- New U.S. indie distributor Artsploitation Films has acquired all North American rights to Russian Alexander Vartanov's "Bullet Collector."
LONDON -- The completion guarantor Film Finances Inc. has launched a German arm to provide completion bonds to German productions.
MADRID -- The world's diminishing ranks of art-house players has gained an addition: Spain's Vertice Sales, the international licensing arm of production-distribution-facilities conglom Vertice 360.
Imax and Indomina Releasing are partnering for a North America release in Imax 3D for Bona Film Group's "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" in September. Pic stars Jet Li.
U.S. VOD market strong but foreign buyers still wary
Video on demand remains in arrested development outside the U.S., to the frustration of many foreign distribs who are pinning their hopes on digital sales to replace their crumbling DVD revenues.
As the film world readies for the Riviera, Jerome Paillard, Cannes Market exec director, sees reason for optimism.
"I believe in reform," says Directors' Fortnight topper Edouard Waintrop, who is readying his inaugural editon at this year's Cannes festival.
The Down Under film biz is not just relying on coin and government handouts to help tempt runaways, there are a range of other initiatives to help make it easier to head to Oz.
- Triptyk Studios, New York, New York
- Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California
- Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut
- Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado
- Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut