Veteran producer Eric Pleskow has announced that he has sold his interest in Pleswin Entertainment Group BV to its other principal shareholder Leon de Winter.

The company was launched in August 1999 by the former United Artists boss and Orion Pictures founder with Dutch novelist and screenwriter de Winter to create a new European production force producing English language films for the international market.

In autumn 1999, Pleswin joined forces with Germany's Senator Film to create the Amberlon Pictures production and distribution outfit to produce films budgeted between Euro 7.5m and Euro 50m, with the films' financing coming from a Dutch media fund set up a tax vehicle.

However, the Amberlon venture only produced three films to date, including Soenke Wortmann's The Hollywood Sign which has yet to be released in Germany by Senator.

According to an official communique, De Winter and Pleskow "have agreed that the company's name shall be changed to reflect its altered ownership status as soon as practicable" and Pleskow stated that he will be "pursuing other interests in the motion picture industry".