ContentFilm PLC announced a raft of sales for its newest acquisition, Transamerica, whose star, FelicityHuffman, received the nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic Actress, as did Dolly Parton for Best Original Song.
ContentFilm acquired the international distribution rights to the dramatic comedy(excluding North America) in April this year prior to the Tribeca FilmFestival where the Weinstein Co. acquired the NorthAmerican rights.
ContentFilm has sold the film to almost every country in the world, including the UK, where Transamerica has been picked up by Pathe.
Transamerica tells the story of a prudishmale-to-female transsexual (Huffman) who discovers that she has a son andpretends to be a Christian missionary, driving across the country to deliverhim to his father.
Ms Huffman -who also stars in Desperate Housewives- received the best actress award at the Tribeca FilmFestival in New York and Director Duncan Tucker won the awardfor Best Screenplay at the Deauville Film Festival inFrance. The film was also named Best Film, Siegessaule Reader's Prize, in Berlin.
The 63rd annual Golden GlobeAwards will be announced on 14 January 2006.