Ealing Studios International, the new sales arm of Ealing Studios, has licensed UK comedy I Want Candy in three key territories prior to the film's market premiere at the EFM.

Square One Entertainment took German theatrical rights, while Revolutionary Releasing has taken rights for Eastern Europe excluding the CIS.

Buena Vista previously took the UK rights to the comedy starring Carmen Electra, Tom Riley, Tom Burke and Michelle Ryan. The story follows two would-be filmmakers who work with a porn legend.

Stephen Surjik directed and Ealing's Barnaby Thompson and Piers Thompson produced. Ealing Studios' sales efforts are headed by Natalie Brenner. EFM market screenings for I Want Candy are scheduled for today and Tuesday.

SquareOne's head of acquisitions Sasha Buehler, said: 'What convinced us to embark on I Want Candy is the overwhelming and contagious audience response. It's that universal male adolescent humour, and a terrific-looking Carmen Electra, which really make this film work.'

Andre Boissier from Revolutionary Releasing added: 'Barnaby Thompson is an old friend and a prolific producer. Revolutionary Releasing is delighted to be raising the Ealing flag in Eastern Europe.'

I Want Candy is an Ealing Studios and Thema Production presentation, in association with Grosvenor Park Films and Sky Movies, of a Fragile Film. The film is co-produced by Michelle Fox and executive producers include James Spring, Donald Starr, Daniel Taylor, James Hollond, Jimmy de Brabant, Michael Dounaev and Kami Naghdi.