UK sales outfit Velvet Octopus, which will be unveiling Peter Howitt's Dangerous Parking to buyers at the London UK Film Focus (June 25-28), has done brisk business on its Cannes slate.

' Cannes was a fantastic market for us,' Simon Crowe, managing director of Velvet Octopus, said.

Following on from its deal with Sony for world rights excluding the US on supernatural action drama Legion, the London-based company has also closed major territories on several other titles it is representing.

For example, it has closed deals for Gabor Csupo's The Moon Princess with Warner Bros for the UK, Metropolitan for France, RCV for Benelux, Showtime for South Korea and Quality Films for Latin America.

Further casting news is expected shortly. Other buyers, lured by the success of Csupo's previous feature Bridge To Terabithia, are also in talks.

Velvet Octopus also reports strong interest on Howitt's version of David Copperfield, starring Rowan Atkinson, and its George Clooney- produced Darfur documentary, Sand And Sorrow.