Moving Pictures Film & TV (MPF&TV) has acquired all North American rights to Jonathan Newman’s romantic comedy Swinging With The Finkels, one of three independent acquisitions announced today [14].

The film stars Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman, Melissa George and Jonathan Silverman and shot entirely in London and tells of a married couple’s adventures with swinging.

Gary Hirsch negotiated on behalf of MPF&TV with Alan Grodin for SC Films International and Deepak Nayar for Kintop Pictures. The film joins Henry’s Crime on MPF&TV’s 2011 release schedule.

Elsewhere IFC Midnight acquired US rights to Jon Hewitt’s Australian thriller X from Celluloid Nightmares, one of three independent acquisitions announced today [14].

X follows two beautiful women over the course of one ugly night that will change their lives forever. Hewitt wrote the screenplay with Belinda McClory and Lizzete Atkins produced.

Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal for IFC Midnight with Nate Bolotin on behalf of Celluloid Nightmares. Celluloid pre-sold X to Revolver Films in the UK, Mongrel Media in Canada and Senator Entertainment in Germany during the recent AFM.

Film Movement picked up US and English-speaking Canadian rights to Carlos Cesar Arbelaez’ Spanish-language film The Colors Of The Mountain.

The story takes place in Colombia where two young boys attempt to recover their football from a minefield. Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein and vice-president of acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Conget acquired the film from U-Media’s Frederic Corvez and Eric Schnedecker.