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Dieter Kosslick extends Berlinale contract till 2013

Wild Bunch swims in Oceans of Berlin deals

Match Factory floats with Vinterberg’s Submarino

Media Asia closes slew of saleson The Sniper

Rapid Eye picks up Phantom’sLove Exposure

Universum Film developing Tractors bestseller with UK’s Trijbits

Eurimages plans contribution systemrestructure

Latido closes number of deals on Sex, Party & Lies


IM Global sets sales for Hill, Miller movies

Cannes selectors face deluge of auteurs

Intra’s Tobruklands in UK with Hi-Fliers

Uchitel to hunt Lions with Sokolovsky

Sinclair in Berlin with Feet In The Clouds

Doc Alliance launches online distribution portal

Winter booked for Gate remake by H20, MMC

Asmik Ace picks up Kore-eda’s Air Doll

Magnolia kicks up US rights to Ong Bak 2


Independents must consolidate, says Waisbren

Elephant Eye scores precious Icon deal on Push

Ghost deals materialize for Summit

Germany’s Ascot Elite chews up Chaw

Fireball deals snowball for Golden Network

Paolo Branco plots Cosmopolis

Buyers get Sympathy for Kimmel

Lionsgate UK gets Heartless from Omega

Mother Of Christ does business for Media 8

Locarno’s Open Doors to focus on Greater China

Szasz signs for The Notebook

Verma in Berlin to finance Sinyor’s Bollywood pic

M-Line seals European, Japan deals on Flower


Festival titles find sales berths midway through Berlinale

Match Factory joins Tanovic’s Cirkus

Centurion strides out for Pathe

Protagonist seals deals on Loop, Beds

Depp to narrate Strange for DiCillo

EU’s MEDIA International funding increased by$3m for 2009

Bleiberg picks up AIDS drama Pedro

Wellcam welcomes Taras Bulba to Korea

Noble picks up two from Vantage

Coach 14 to remake Proyecto Dos with Rosa Entertainment

Mangold to direct thriller for Bold Films

Schmidtz Katze lines up English language thriller slate

Media Luna picks up Memory, Jennifer

Sophie goes to Turkey for Atlas

Negativ gets animated with Alois Nebel

Other Angle collars Bambou

3D fails to fly, says Stassen

Wintour doc a hot issue for Elle Driver

Jaa starts shooting Ongbak 3

Buyers hungry for CJ’s Thirst


US sellers get tough on bad buyers

Bank of Ireland shuts film divisions in London and LA

Costa gets into Brazilian rhythm with Anderson, Barreto

Match Factory waltzes again with Folman

White Lightnin’ team sign with WMA for worldwide

WestEnd strikes key deals on Mother And Child

K5 brings Size, World to buyers

Noble snaps up Nine, Expendables

The Works seals deals on Loft, Wire

Bleiberg Entertainment closes raft of territories on Adam Resurrected

Filmmuseum ramps up acquisition business

Films Boutique picks up Rots, Jude titles

Arrow Cuts Loose with Verheyen

Shoreline is ata forkin the road

Dragon Tattooset for European rollout, English version

High Point takes on Haﴩ Cherie

KWA adds four to slate

iDream sells three to Turkey

Pierpoline, Lormand see Red with Mei

Will Machin joins Ealing Studios

Jinga sells The Disappeared and Summer Scars


Rourke reteams with Hill

The Greatestsells strongly for Kimmel

Momentum takes UK rights to thriller Burning Bright

Thoretton plots YSL art auction doc

Cineart goes on pre-Berlin buying spree

E1 peddles Souls to Madman

Content opens doors to Strange

MPI Media chews off North American rights to Jinga’s Gnaw

GrandHotel to make gay footballer story

BBC Films, HanWay groom teen spies with Cherub

Noel Clarke has signed on to star in Centurion

Wavelength Pictures launches North Korean film slate at EFM

Umedia has Double Take, enlists Rachel

UK producer in Berlin with Bad Day

Fallon partners on ambitious Auteurs

Magnolia Pictures picks up US rights to John Hindman’s Arlen Faber

UK’s Hudson launches Cologne-based production outfit

Mirovision boards The Boat

Cinemavault picks up Canadian, sales on Lovely, Still


Tom Tykwer teams up with the Wachowskis

Wild Bunch arrives in Berlin with auteur-packed sales slate

Sundance winners team for Second Child

Cast lines up for Werner Herzog andDavid Lynch horror

Aniston and Bateman to star in The Baster

T&C Pictures Internationalpacks Black Dynamite

Rotterdam and Berlin could overlap in 2010

IM Global Acclaim seals 26 presales on Miller’s Pippa Lee

Loveridge launches Meridiana with first slate

Memento closes on Larrieu brothers’ This Is The End

Korea’s Fine Cut wraps up pre-EFM sales

Reliance seals deals with Julia Roberts and Brett Ratner

Dean Spanleygoes to US with Miramax

High-Fliers acquires UK rights to New Town Killers

Wide gives Handto Strand for US

Autlook takes world on Panorama doc War + Love

Atrix boards Murnberger’s Bone Man

Pinball Films pitches Fuckart

Thai master Weerasethakul lines up Uncle Boonmee

Content gets Ironclad

Kinowelt’s Ziannis sets up new sales shop Aktis

Echo Bridge sells far and wide on Ruins, InhaleAlien goes international with Little

Berlin Day 2 briefs


Robert Redford and Terry Gilliam projects spark up at Voltage Pictures

Wild Bunch launches 3D label kicking off with Oceans

Basterds swings German cash

Vantage International gets lucky with 13 sales

Baker Street to launch international sales division under Lansley

Fortissimo rounds out Berlin slate with Asian auteurs

NonStop Entertainment picks up Berlinale Forum selected Burrowing

Kites flies on Reliance Big Pictures’ debut slate

AV Pictures sells Lesbian Vampire Killers in Germany and Australia

Content acquires The Technician and 20 titles from Nick Broomfield.