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Content Film, Preferred Content strike genre deal

The partners will produce a slate of six “elevated” genre, formalising an existing sales relationship on current Sundance entry The Pact and Content’s long-running collaboration with producer and Preferred Content partner Ross Dinerstein.

Under the deal Dinerstein will produce the films, the first of which could be ready to go this spring. Content will arrange financing and handle international sales.

Dinerstein’s business partner at Preferred Content, Kevin Iwashina, co-represents North American rights with Content Film’s Jamie Carmichael on The Pact, which screens in the Midnight section on Friday (20).

Nicholas McCarthy directed and Dinerstein produced the haunted house story about a woman who returns home for her mother’s funeral.

“We have had a terrific experience working with Ross on the production side and Kevin on the domestic sales side,” Carmichael said. “This is a natural next step as we look to ramp up our efforts in this space.”

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Jamie and his team,” Dinerstein said. “I am glad to have found a home where I can continue to work with great filmmakers and make films in a genre I love.”

Content previously handled international sales on Dinerstein’s The Killing Room and The Divide.

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