*Myriad Pictures has closed a seven figure-deal with Rai Cinema in Italy for its psychological thriller Trauma starring Colin Firth. The deal was negotiated by Myriad's senior vice president, international distribution, Samantha Horley with Rai's head of film rights Paola Malanga. The film, which was produced by the UK's Little Bird and its horror label Ministry Of Fear, was directed by Marc Evans and also stars Mena Suvari and Brenda Fricker. Warner Bros has UK rights.
* Lions Gate Films International has closed a deal for romantic comedy The Prince And Me with Epsilon in Germany. The film, which has its market premiere at 11am today, stars Julia Stiles and Luke Mably and will open through Paramount domestically on April 2. Other deals recently closed include Prooptiki in Greece, WEG in India, Hollywood Classics in Czech Republic and Slovakia and PT Amero Mita in Indonesia. Lions Gate had previously sold key territories such as UK, Australia and New Zealand to Icon, Italy to Eagle, Spain to Filmax and Benelux to RCV.
*Cinema Service has sold its record-breaking Korean thriller Silmido to Amuse Entertainment of Japan for a hefty licence fee of $3m. The film, which is directed by company boss Kang Woo Suk, recently sold its ten millionth ticket on its domestic release in Korea. Sales chief Josh Lee closed the deal after taking a specially sub-titled Japanese print to Tokyo this month. It was also sold to Scholar Home International for Taiwan, Nobel & Partners for Scandinavia and EMS for Germany in deals with a total value of $400,000. Separately, the company's big-budget fantasy adventure The Legend Of The Evil Lake, was also sold to Nobel and to Scholar.