Pathe closes Cheri deals

Pathe International has closed two pre-market deals on Stephen Frears' Cheri which screens In Competition next Tuesday. Lumiere has signed it up for Benelux and Nordisk for Scandinavia. Other distributors already in place include Miramax Films in North America, Rai/01 in Italy and Icon in Australia/New Zealand. Pathe will release the film theatrically in the UK and France.

TMG acquires Mutual Film Company library

Munich-based sales division of Telemuenchen Group TMG International has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the Mutual Film Company library which includes Primary Colours, Wonder Boys, Man On The Moon and The Relic. TMG is also selling German fairy tale movie The Legend Of Brandner Kaspar directed by Joseph Vilsmaier.

F&ME signs deal with Molinare

UK film and TV facilities outfit Molinare has signed an exclusive multi-picture facilities deal with independent production outfit Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME). Under the terms of the agreement F&ME, which is run by Sam Taylor and Mike Downey, will run all its post production business through Molinare. Five films have been slated in the first twelve months and more are to follow.

Senator launches deutschfilm

Senator Entertainment has launched a new joint venture deutschfilm to produce, distribute and market local German production. The Berlin-based outfit will be managed by Christoph Mueller and Anatol Nitschke, who had previously been managing directors of Senator's production and distribution arms, resp