Testifying to a renewed UK market, The Sales Co has used this week's London screenings to close sales on a trio of titles to local distributors.
Momentum Pictures, the UK joint venture of Germany's Kinowelt and Canada's Alliance Atlantis, picked up local rights to Kieron J Walsh's romantic comedy When Brendan Met Trudy.
Pawel Pawlikowski's made-for TV drama Last Resort is now set for a UK theatrical release following well-received screenings at Venice and Edinburgh. Andi Engel's UK outfit Artificial Eye acquired UK rights on the film, as well as picking up Stephen Frears' Venice competition entry Liam.
All three titles were bankrolled through BBC Films, which has had a stand-out London market in terms of sales on its films handled by The Sales Co. On Tuesday, the London-based sales venture, in which the broadcaster's commercial arm BBC Worldwide is a stakeholder, sold Born Romantic to United Artists for the world excluding Italy. The romantic comedy was backed by BBC Films and BBC-affiliated fund Harvest Pictures.
Other projects on The Sales Co's slate include Milcho Manchevski's Dust, Udayan Prasad's Gabriel & Me, Henrique Goldman's Princesa, Christos Georgiou's Under The Stars and Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land.