Buoyed by revenues from JohnBoorman's Country Of My Skull, media concern Civilian Content hasreported its first interim pre-tax profits.

Civilian was forced topostpone reporting revenues from County Of My Skull last year whenproduction was delayed, a key factor in the company's £1.1 million pre-tax lossfor last year. But the AIM-listed outfitposted profits of £429,000 for the six months ended June 30 this year,reversing a loss of just over £100,000 for the same period the year before.

Civilian was also bullishabout ongoing films after forming a joint venture with tax-based financierSureFire, which provides funds for development and production. The company aimsto have films with a gross production cost of more than £40 million shootingthis year, its highest level of activity ever.

Amongst its upcoming titlesis The Best Man, a romantic comedy from Shooting Fish directorStefan Schwartz for which the filmmakers are finalising a young, well-known UScast.

Civilian is also re-startingshooting on New Zealand epic The River Queen early next month after itwas forced to stand down production in the summer.

Civilian scored a success atToronto with My Summer Of Love, which Focus Features picked up formarkets including North America.