Neue Kinowelt's German language sales arm, Futura/Filmverlag der Autoren has made its first pickup - Christoph Schaub's melodrama Secret Love (Stille Liebe) - following the reorganisation of Kinowelt's acquisition and distribution division

From now on, Futura will be in charge of the international sales for the Filmverlag der Autoren library and other films produced in the German language, while Kinowelt International will be responsible for the acquisition and international distribution for all other films within the Kinowelt Group.

According to sales and acquisitions manager Stelios Ziannis, Futura/Filmverlag der Autoren has already sold Schaub's film about a deaf nun falling in love with a pickpocket to Poland and is "in negotiations" for other territories. Filmverlag der Autoren will release the film in Germany via Kinowelt Flimverleih.