Titles that have lured buyers include thrillers Revenge and fantasy epic Wolfhound, already a substantial box-office hit in Russia.
Revenge has been sold to North America/UK/Australia/New Zealand and English speaking South Africa (The Weinstein Company), Brazil (Ocean Pictures),and China (Polybona Films).
Wolfhound has also gone to the Weinstein Company for North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and English speaking South Africa.
Armen Dishdishyan, president of Central Partnership Sales House, negotiated both Weinstein deals with Weinstein's Barry Gordon, EVP of Home Entertainment.
Other deals closed during or post the AFM include sci-fi drama Paragraph 78 to France (SWIFT), Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore (Suraya Filem); historical drama 1612 to Czech Republic/Slovakia (Hollywood CE), China (New View), Thailand (J-Bics); action adventure The Sovereign's Servant to Indonesia/Malaysia/Vietnam and Singapore (Suraya Filem); action drama Tanker Tango to Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore (Suraya Filem); and melodrama Listening To The Silence to Poland (Monolith Films) and Romania (Prorom-Media Trade GmbH).
'The market was good for our company,' commented Zhanna Shakhshaeva, International Sales Manager at Central Partnership. 'We had plenty of meetings and most were successful.'