Los Angeles-based American World Pictures (AWP) has closed key territories at AFM on Damian Lee's The Poet starring Darryl Hannah, Roy Scheider, Kim Coates and Colm Feore.

Rights have gone to the UK (High Flyers Films), Germany (More Films), Russia (Vox), France (Emylia), Spain (Tot Media), Brazil (Ocean Pictures), Scandinavia (CCV), Benelux (BBI), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Portugal (Lusomundo), Poland (Vision Film), the Middle East (Eagle Films), and Turkey (Aqua/Pinema).

The second world war story centres on a romance between a German soldier and a Rabbi's daughter. Jonathan Scarfe and Nina Dobrev also star.