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Lightning Entertainment sparks pic sales

Banner finds buyers for half-dozen films ahead of AFM

With the American Film Market about to launch, Lightning Entertainment has closed international sales deals for a half-dozen titles.

Sales-production banner has sold actioner “Dead Drop” to Pinnacle Films/All Interactive Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand.

Pinnacle Films/All Interactive also bought the Liam Hemsworth starrer “Love and Honor” and the Chris Colfer-scripted “Struck by Lightning” for its territories.

Lightning has completed several multifilm deals with South Africa’s Ster-Kinekor Home Entertainment for “Love and Honor,” “Struck by Lightning,” “Whole Lotta Sole” and the family film “Heaven’s Door.”

Fox Asia has taken “Love and Honor,” “Struck by Lightning” and “Whole Lotta Sole” for its territories.

HBO Europe has also taken “Love and Honor” and “Struck by Lightning” for Eastern Europe, and Yes DBS has acquired the same two titles for Israel.

Eagle Films in the Middle East took “Love and Honor,” “Struck by Lightning” and “Heaven’s Door.” Lightning also sold “Sole” and “Door” to Horizon Intl. for Turkey.

Lightning completed major single-territory sales for “Love,” including California Filmes taking Latin American rights, VVS for Canada, Dutch FilmWorks for Benelux, Carmen Films for CIS and Queen for Indonesia.

For “Sole,” Italy sold to Multivision, Japan to Twin, Australia/New Zealand to Rialto, German-speaking territories to EuroVideo and Soyuz for CIS as part of a three-picture package.

All deals were negotiated by Lightning’s Mathilde Epstein and Alexandra Cocean.

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