Roadshow Film Distributionhas signed up to handle the release of three high-profile films for Australiaand New Zealand: The Black Dahlia, The Libertine and Havoc.
Brian De Palma's TheBlack Dahlia is from SignaturePictures International and is an adaptation of the James Ellroy novel about thedeath of an actress in LA in the 1940s.
Odyssey Entertainment ishandling international sales on Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine, which recently secured last-minute financing afterbeing threatened with collapse after UK tax changes. Johnny Depp and JohnMalkovich star in the film based on the life of The Earl of Rochester, adebauched 17th Century poet.
Roadshow secured Havoc from Media 8 Entertainment. The teen drama directedby Barbara Kopple is now in post-production.
The country's biggestlocally-owned distribution entity has been tracking all three films for sometime but pounced as a result of meetings at AFM, managing director JoelPearlman told ScreenDaily.com. Heis continuing to have discussions over several other titles.
* Meanwhile, Potential Filmsprincipal Mark Spratt, has now signed off on the paperwork on CatherineBreillat's Anatomy Of Hell (Anatomie De L'Enfer), which received its world premiere at Rotterdam. The sales agent is Flach Pyramide. Potential alsohandled Breillat's earlier film Romance.