Andrew Herwitz, the former Miramax executive who has set up his own New York-based producer's rep The Film Sales Company, has signed on to represent North and Latin America on Philanthropy, the Romanian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award this year.

Written and directed by Nae Caranfil and produced by Cristian Comeage and Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre, the film is a romantic comedy revolving around a con scheme to fleece the patrons of Bucharest's many new posh restaurants.

Philanthropy, which has already been released in Romania and France, marks another multi-national production for France's de Clermont Tonnerre whose credits include Goran Paskaljevic's How Harry Became A Tree, The Powder Keg and Someone Else's America, Julien Temple's Vigo and Alejandro Springall's Santitos.