Film Sales Co. logs Cannes pic deals

Int'l pacts made for 'Control,' 'C.S.A.,' 'Arakimentari'

CANNES — In its first year handling foreign sales out of the Cannes Market, New York-based Film Sales Co., headed by Andrew Herwitz, has closed international deals on a number of titles from its debut slate.

After a U.S. theatrical sale of Hungarian Un Certain Regard entry “Control” earlier in the fest to ThinkFilm, pic was sold to ICA Projects in the U.K., Lady Films in Italy and Tiberius Films in Germany.

Sundance title “C.S.A.: Confederate States of America,” directed by Kevin Willmott and exec produced by Spike Lee, was acquired by Tartan Films in the U.K. and by ABL in Spain. North American rights previously went to IFC Films.

Travis Klose’s Slamdance-preemed docu feature “Arakimentari” sold to Elephant Pictures for Japan and in the U.K. to Tartan, which also picked up North American homevideo rights for its recently announced U.S. label.

Foreign sales also continued on Oscar-nominated doc “My Architect,” for which deals were closed with Tartan in the U.K., Gaga in Japan, Films Sans Frontieres in France and Academy Films in Germany.