IM Global president Stuart Ford has reported an 'exceptional' market
debut for the company on the back of roaring sales on Stopping Power
and Untitled Larry Charles Project.

A major US distributor has picked up North America and all
English-speaking territories to Jan de Bont's upcoming action title in
a deal that will be announced shortly.

Ford said he was in advanced talks with a German co-producer on the
film, and has pre-sold rights to Gaga in what is believed to be the
biggest Japanese deal in the market so far. Buyers speculated the
amount was in the high $5m range although Ford would not comment.

Elsewhere, rights have gone to: the UK, Australia and South Africa
(Studio), France (TF1), South Korea (Showbox), Taiwan (Arm /
Applause), pan Latin America (Sun), CIS and Eastern Europe (MGN),
Greece and Cyprus (Spentzos), Portugal (EcoFilmes), Benelux (RCV),
Israel (Forum), Thailand (M Pictures), Hong Kong (Golden Scene),
Singapore (Festive), the Philippines (Viva), Indonesia (PT Amero),
Turkey (Hunter), and the Middle East (Gulf).

The Untitled Larry Charles Project, which sparked a buyer scrum last
Friday when Ford showcased 10 minutes of footage, has generated
further sales in the UK, France, Australia, Italy, Scandinavia, South
Africa, Portugal, Eastern Europe, Benelux, Israel, and Indonesia. CAA
is handling domestic rights and is in active talks with five or six

The Frog King has pre-sold to: Germany (Square One), South Korea (I
Vision), CIS and Eastern Europe (MGN), Portugal (EcoFilms), Greece and
Cyprus (Village), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), the Philippines (Viva),
Turkey (Hunter), the Middle East (Italia), Israel (Form), and
Indonesia (Pioneer).