Maverick Global, thefledgling international arm of Miami-based domestic home entertainmentdistributor Maverick Entertainment Group (MEG), arrives in Cannes with aseven-strong slate headed up by the gangster drama This Thing Of Ours.

The picture stars James Caan as a mob family godfather and centres on anaudacious heist. Frank Vincent and Vincent Pastore also star.

Maverick Global will also be offering buyers the horror picture Mr Hell starring Tracy Scoggins, Pavan Grover and DannyKamin; drama Nora's Hair Salonstarring Jennifer Lewis, Bobby Brown and Tatyana Ali; and Side FX, a speculative tale about a vial of a medieval sexdrug that stars Amanda Phillips, Todd Swift and Aaron Garrett.

Rounding out the initial roster are rap drama The Bahama Hustle starring Doctor Dre, Ed Lover, Cassandra Lewis andLady T; erotic thriller Surrenderstarring Julie Clay, Kate Hill, Jon Jacobs and John Kirk; and horror title WoodsOf Evil, which stars Conrad Glover,Jaime Velez and Christopher


Maverick Global launched at the AFM last year and is headed up by director ofinternational sales Jack Campbell.

'Maverick has established itself as one of the top home video distributors

in the US,' MEGpresident Doug Schwab said. 'Last year's appointment of Jack Campbell, ourcommitment to offering buyers more diverse titles with star power, and ourgrowing presence at all the major international markets underscore ourdedicated effort to expand our sales business worldwide.'