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Vision secures deals for Tornasol trio

French distrib places pics in U.S., Italy and Benelux

MADRID — Paris-based Vision Intl., the sales arm of France’s expanding Vision Group, has sealed new licensing deals on three titles sourced from Spanish prodco Tornasol Films.

The healthy sales come as Vision is buying up French prodco Euripide, owned by the late Daniel Toscan du Plantier, sowing the seeds of an integrated production, distribution and sales company in France.

As part of this growth, Vision will begin to release Spanish-lingo titles in France, said Max Seidel, Vision partner and head of Vision Intl.

Adding to early-year sales to Germany (Pandora/Pegasos) and Switzerland (Fama), Vision has sold Diego Arsuaga’s Uruguayan Oscar candidate “El ultimo tren” (The Last Train) to the U.S. (HBO for pay, Maverick for video), Italy (Minerva) and Benelux (CNC). Vision is in advanced negotiations with Univision for a free TV sale.

Lucky Red has taken Italy and Madragoa Brazil on the Gerardo Herrero-helmed “El misterio Galindez” (The Galindez Mystery) which looks set for a major fall festival berth.

The toon feature adaptation of a Spanish comic book, “Mercenario” (Mercenary) has closed for Italy (Media Film) and Mexico (Gussi).

“Mercenary” is a co-production between Tornasol and Slav Productions, which is now associated with the Vision Group.

“Given the good, ongoing relations between Tornasol and Vision, it’s likely we’ll team on further projects by way of co-productions or repping international sales,” Saidel told Daily Variety.

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