Following its entry into licence trading last month (Screendaily, Jan 26), expansionist German post-production entity CineMedia Film is becoming involved in international co-production through a strategic partnership with UK producer Own2Feet Productions.

Under the terms of the deal, struck between Own2Feet and CineMedia production subsidiary TaunusFilm-Produktion, the two partners will each put up 50% of the budget for three projects - a classical thriller, a psychological thriller and a romantic comedy. The three projects, which have combined budgets of $7.5m (DM15m), are expected to start shooting this summer with studio interiors to be filmed exclusively in Germany.

Own2Feet's production credits include TV movies made in co-operation with Portman Entertainment such as the Rosamunde Pilcher adaptations September, Coming Home and Nancherrow as well as An Awfully Big Adventure, which starred Hugh Grant.