Fortissimo Films has established a new sales division tohandle television, video/DVD and ancillary sales on its feature library.

Long-time Fortissimo sales executive Esther Bannenberghas been put in charge of the new division and has been promoted to theposition of Senior Vice-President Television and Ancillary Sales.

Fortissimo's library consists of more than 220 films,documentaries, short films and animated titles, including Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together, Jeffrey Blitz's Oscarnominated documentary Spellbound,Jiang Wen's Devils On The Doorstepand Berlinale Teddy Award Best Film & Audience Award winner Walking On Water by Tony Ayres.

Inaddition, Fortissimo Films will manage existing libraries on behalf ofindependent producers, such as leading U.S.-based producer Killer Films, anddirectors, like Jim Jarmusch. The Killer Films collection includes Todd Haynes'Dottie Gets Spanked and Poison and Tom Kalin's Swoon. The Jarmusch library featurestitles such as Dead Man, Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night On Earth,Permanent Vacation and Stranger Than Paradise.

FortissimoFilms most recently acquired rights to Mira Nair's critically acclaimed Salaam Bombay!