Miramax International may have completed a string of deals here but one territory it wasn't closing on was Germany. "We've seen everyone, but the offers are just too low," said worldwide distribution chief Rick Sands.
"Their mission was to push down pricing, but we have to tough it out. Germany has great theatrical distribution and video and DVD markets and TV will only get better."
In the meantime, it closed multi-picture deals with sister company Buena Vista International (BVI) in Australia and Italy and is close to another one with BVI in the UK. RCV bought everything for Benelux,Nordisk/Egmont bought a package for Scandinavia, while also closing a separate deal for Kill Bill. Scanbox bought Tadpole, also for Scandinavia.Lauren Film took eight films for Spain and likewise did a separate pickup of Kill Bill.
Ascot Elite and Monopole Pathe concluded separate deals for Switzerland, Amuse bought video and TV title My Name Is Modesty for Japan, and Village Roadshow bought 12 pictures for Singapore.