French sales outfit Coach14 is teaming with investor Farhad Arshad to back acquisitions of new titles.

Coach14 now aims to embellish its lineup with films for wider audiences whilst continuing to promote such critically acclaimed and diverse directors as Alain Resnais and Corneliu Porumboiu, along with new films by emerging talent like Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani.

Farhad Arshad is president of Olive Films, a US distributor specialized in independent and out-of-print films.

Coach14’s Jaume Domenech noted that the investment ” represents an important step in Coach14’s growth and allows the company to extend its range of operations.”

Arshad added, “I have worked closely with Coach14 and have found in them an extraordinary commitment to their profession. They embody a perfect combination of enthusiasm and knowledge that directors, producers and distributors benefit from.”