BuenaVista International Television - Asia Pacific has renewed its existingmulti-year agreement with News Corp's Star Group for feature films. The dealwas announced during the three-day Asia Film Market/Asia Television Forum (AFM/ATM) inSingapore, which closes on Dec 3.
The deal,announced by BVITV-AP vice president and general manager Steve Macallister andStar COO Steve Askew, covers international blockbusters from Walt DisneyPictures, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films. Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The Village, Starsky and Hutch and
BVITV-AP,together with NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television International,CBS/Paramount International Television and Lions Gate Entertainment, areselling their films and programmes for the first time at AFM/ATM.
Meanwhile,Singapore's distributor Lighthouse Pictures is selling 49 Russian feature filmsand two dozen documentaries on behalf of InterCinema Art Agency. It is the onlySingaporean company with foreign content on offer.
Accordingto Lighthouse director Thomas Chia, there are serious interest from buyersfor Schizo, which won best actor at the Tokyo film festival, andanimated feature Little Longnose,which was released by Warner Bros in Germany earlier this year.
In July,Lighthouse released InterCinema's The Return as the first PG rated Russian film in Singapore, whichclocked up 10,000 admissions over five weeks.
Lighthouseis also selling Takeshi Kitano's historical epic Blood and Bones at AFM/ATM,