Carlton cops Rohauer pic pack

LONDON — Carlton Communications has acquired international rights to the Rohauer Film Collection, a library of more than 600 pics including many classic black-and-whites from the early years of cinema.

The collection includes pics by Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields and Harold Lloyd, as well as D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” Douglas Fairbanks in “The Mark of Zorro” and “The Thief of Bagdad,” Rudolph Valentino in “Son of the Sheik” and Lon Chaney in “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Carlton has bought U.K. rights in perpetuity, and international distribution rights excluding the Americas for the next eight years. The price of the deal was not disclosed.

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