UK sales outfit Moviehouse Entertainment has secured US sales for three of its crossover art-house titles The Rage In Placid Lake, Live Forever and Dead Dog Blues.
Larry Meistrich's Film Movement, a first-run DVD subscription service set up last year, bought rights to The Rage In Placid Lake, a dark comedy written and directed by Tony McNamara that stars Ben Lee, Miranda Richardson, Garry McDonald and Rose Byrne.
First Look Media took North American rights to Live Forever, a documentary about the 'Britpop' music scene directed by newcomer John Dower and produced by John Battsek following his Oscar-winning success with One Day In September.
York Entertainment picked up horror/thriller Dead Dog Blues for US DVD and video release. The film is about a female serial killer whose victims do not lie still.
The firm's latest Nick Broomfield documentary, Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer, has also been the subject of new interest following the success of Patty Jenkins Monster. The film was sold to Imagine Entertainment for Australia to, e-m-s New Media (distributor of Monster) in Germany to King Records for Japan.
Moviehouse is using this week's AFM to give market premiere screenings to I Love Your Work staring Giovanni Ribisi, Franka Potente and Christina Ricci; Blind Flight, the true story of the kidnapping of Brian Keenan and John McCarthy in 1986 starring Ian Hart and Linus Roache and Ivans xtc, Bernard Rose's modern-day telling of Leo Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Illyich.