Canadian distribution startup Maximum Films and Entertainment One'srecently acquired Seville Entertainment have signed a multi-pictureco-distribution deal with Magnolia Pictures and HDNet films.

The slate pick-up, which covers all of Canada in all media, includes Michael Radford's period heist picture Flawless, starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore; Brian De Palma's Iraq war drama Redacted, which screened at Venice and travels to Toronto and then New York; and Doug Pray's documentary Surfwise,about the champion surfer who introduced the sport to Israel. Producedby Graydon Carter, it make its world premiere at Toronto.

In astatement Maximum Films chairman Robert Lantos said, 'Films of qualityand originality are the ones that interest and inspire me. So I lookforward to working with Magnolia and HDNet Films whose vision is soclearly consistent with my own.'

Added Seville co-presidentDavid Reckziegel, 'This arrangement makes good business sense. I amthrilled that we are acquiring these films from Magnolia/HDNet as itextends a great partnership with Magnolia with whom we had a growingrelationship.'

Entertainment One president Patrice Theroux addedhe was excited to be working with Lantos again. Theroux worked atLantos' Alliance Communications for ten years prior to its merger withAtlantis.

The deal was negotiated by Maximum General CounselMark Musselman and Theroux along with Laird Adamson and Jeff Cuban forHDNet/Magnolia.