SenatorEntertainment's CEO Christopher Borgmann has struck an upbeat note on the Berlin-based producer-distributor's future afterthe company was officially withdrawn from insolvency proceedings.

According to Borgmann, the slimmed-down company will now work "atfull stretch" to build its activities again with a concentration onthe (co)production and distribution of German feature films as well as re-activatingthe acquisition of rights to international titles.

The nexttheatrical release will be Ralf Huettner's romanticcomedy Eine Formsache,starring Christiane Paul and Marc Hosemann,on April 13. This will then be followed on August 10 by Das Kleine ArschlochUnd Der Alte Sack - Sterben IstScheisse, the second animation feature based onWalter Moers LittleAsshole and Old Bastard comic series; and AnnoSaul's Special starring Til Schweiger, presentlyscheduled for release in September.

In addition,Senator is establishing a new label for genre films entitled Autobahn whichwill be launched on June 22 with David Slade's psychological thriller Hard Candy, starring Ellen Page (X-Men III) and Patrick Wilson (The Phantom Of TheOpera) and produced by Senator's co-main shareholder Marco Weber.(Originally, Weber had intended to kick the label off with his thriller Rothenburg, basedon Armin Meiwes theso-called cannibal of Rothenburg, but this releasehad to be cancelled after a temporary injunction prevented the film coming intoGerman cinemas.)

On the productionfront, Senator is currently co-producer and distributor on German directorMartin Gypkens' NothingBut Ghosts (Nichts Als Gespenster) withbox! film Hamburg and Marco Polo High Definition. The $3.2m(Euros 2.65m) globetrotting drama, based on Judith Hermann's bestsellingcollection of short stories, began shooting in Iceland at the beginning ofMarch and then moves to locations in Germany, Italy, the USA and Jamaica untilJuly.

Speaking aboutthe future of X-Filme creative pool within theSenator Group (who holds a 56% stake in the producer of Run Lola Run and Good Bye,Lenin!), Borgmann kept his cards close to hischest and was only prepared to say that talks were "developingpositively" and "going in a direction which will be satisfactory forboth parties."