Munich-based Telepool hasclosed a deal with Netflix-owned Red Envelope Entertainment for US rights toVolker Schloendorff's Strike, thestory of a female crane operator who co-founded the Solidarity movement inSoviet-era Poland in the 1980s.The film had its world premiere at the TorontoInternational Film Festival in September.
Meanwhile, Telepool has soldits 3-D animated feature The Way To The Stars to Filmax for Spain. The $7.2m feature will be deliveredin time for Christmas 2008. A 3-D trailer is available here at the market.
Buyers are also venturingback into Fairly Land to acquire another Telepool title, the comedy sequel, 7Dwarfs 2: The Wood Is Not Enough.The film follows Snow White as she battles with the evil fiend Rumplestiltskenwith only one of the seven dwarves to help her. Polish rights have now gone toKino Swiat, which also released box-office hit 7 Dwarfs 1.
7 Dwarfs 2 recently opened in German-speaking Europe throughUniversal Pictures and grossed a staggering $8.4m in its opening weekend. Telepool'scomedy Late Bloomers, about an80-year-old who rediscovers her lust for life after opening a lingerie shop,has been bought by Al Cine Terran for Japan and Aquellare for Spain.