French sales outfit Celluloid Dreams has sealed a first-look agreement with the US' Independent Film Channel (IFC) following its acquisition of international rights to IFC-produced title Happy Accidents, directed by Brad Anderson and starring Marisa Tomei and Vincent D'Onofrio.
Celluloid, headed by Hengameh Panahi, is about to pick up a second unnamed title from IFC which is expected to be ready in time for this year's Venice Film Festival.
Happy Accidents, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is executive produced by IFC Films' Jonathan Sehring and Caroline Kaplan with John Sloss. It is the third US independent title on Celluloid's slate after Amos Kolleck's main competition title, Fast Food Fast Women, and Edo Bertoglio's Un Certain Regard film, Downtown 81.
Celluloid, which previously handled Kolleck's Fiona, put together the financing for Fast Food Fast Woman. 'We will be increasingly involved in US independent films' said Panahi. 'We started out by specialising in Asian films, but now that everybody is interested in them we have to find alternative sources of products.'