UK-based sales company The Works International has started the EFM with several new sales on Roger Michell's Bafta- and Oscar-nominated Venus starring Leslie Phillips and Peter O'Toole.

The latest deals are to Hexagon for Japan, Ecofilmes for Portugal, Ster-Kinekor for South Africa, Cine Video y TV for Mexico, MC Films for Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, Hwa Jaan Films for Taiwan, and J-Bics for Thailand.

The company has several other territories in negotiations. The Works' EFM slate also includes Shane Meadows' This Is England (in Generation 14plus), Free Jimmy, Scenes Of A Sexual Nature and La Terra.