UK-based sales and financing operation J&M Entertainment has sold a host of titles to Japanese distributors including Nippon Herald, Marubeni and Only Hearts.
Marubeni acquired a package including UK thriller Complicity, starring Jonny Lee Miller; Fever, which marks Alex Winter's directing debut; History Is Made At Night, starring Bill Pullman; and Bodywork, directed by newcomer Gareth Rhys Jones.
Nippon Herald picked up Paul Schrader's Forever Mine, with Joseph Fiennes, Ray Liotta and Gretchen Mol, while MiPic bought Anthony Waller's thriller The Guilty, starring Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa and Gabrielle Anwar.
In addition, New Select took Bruno, the directing debut of actress Shirley MacLaine which stars Gary Sinise, Kathy Bates and Alex D Linz. Only Hearts picked up Diamonds, starring Kirk Douglas, Dan Aykroyd and Lauren Bacall.
The deals, finalised following talks at Cannes last month, were announced by Gary Phillips, J&M's head of international distribution.
J&M also used Cannes to launch four titles including Cloudstreet, an adaptation of the Australian best-seller to be directed by Peter Duncan. Other additions to J&M's slate are $8m UK comedy Guns, Money & Homecooking, in which Joan Plowright is starring; Wild Horses, which Marc and Peter Samuelson are producing and Mark Rydell directing; and low-budget UK drama Small Time Obsession.