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TF1 International Highlight 3 New Films For The Youth Demographic
Now Is Good - Credit Laurie Sparham
Now Is Good (above), a film on romance and courage starring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine, is one of a trio of youth orientated films TF1 brings to buyers at EFM.
The company also showcases Aya Of Yop City, a colorful story live set to the sounds of West Africa's hottest musicians, and Asphalt Playground, Julien Abraham's first feature film, which relates how teens living in rough French neighborhoods balance life between violence and good-natured humor. All three films are aimed squarely at a youth based demographic worldwide. TF1 will also introduce to buyers for the first time exclusive images of Drift, the anticipated surf feature with Sam Worthington and Xavier Samuel, shot in South Australia, and Special promo reel screenings of Therese Desqueyroux, starring Audrey Tautou, Claude Miller's last film.

NonStop Sales Garners Top Awards Across Scandinavia
Company Orheim and Jan Josef Leifers Simon And The Oaks2
As European nations take a more aggressive stance in marketing their home grown films internationally NonStop Sales has two films on its slate of films presented at Berlin that have garnered Top Scandinavian awards and have broad appeal to international audiences. Days before attending EFM Company Orheim was awarded the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF). The film is the third in the acclaimed Jarle Klepp trilogy. Besides the award the film receives a SEK 1 000 000 cash prize, one of the biggest cash awards in the Scandinavian industry. Company Orheim is a family drama and coming of age story about guilt and atonement, and the cost of independence. It follows The Man Who Loved Yngve and I Travel Alone as the third film in the trilogy about young Jarle Klepp, based on the beloved books by Norwegian author Tore Renberg. Company Orheim is screening at EFM and will have its domestic Norwegian theatrical premiere in March.
In January at the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's premier film awards for outstanding Swedish film in the past year, hosted by the Swedish Film Institiute in Stockholm, Lisa Ohlin's Simon And The Oaks was awarded two Guldbagge Awards, Best Supporting Actress (Cecilia Nilsson) and Best Supporting Actor (Jan Josef Leifers). The film was nominated in 13 categories, the highest number of nominations in the history of the Guldbagge Awards. Simon and the Oaks is screening at EFM.
The Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) Award, designed by Karl Axel Pehrson, weighs 1.2 kg and is made of enameled copper covered with gold leaf.

NonStop Sales is a Scandinavian based worldwide sales agent of quality feature film, which represents approximately 10 new films per year and more than 20 different production companies/producers. NonStop Sales is a part of Turner Broadcasting, which in Scandinavia also holds the subsidiaries: NonStop Entertainment AB, NonStop Television AB and PrimeText International AB.

Lionsgate-TISA Joint Venture Represents 20 Titles
From New Films International In Latin America
A Novel Romance
The recently formed Lionsgate-TISA Television International (Television Internacional Sur America) joint venture has entered into a far-reaching exclusive agreement to represent at least 20 new theatrical films from New Films International in the Latin American marketplace. The deal provides Lionsgate TISA Television International with exclusive television rights across all platforms including free, pay, PPV, VOD and mobile. The agreement was made in the first quarter of 2012, with Peter Iacono, Lionsgate Television International, Maryann Pasante SVP Sales, Lionsgate-TISA Television International and Nesim Hason, President, New Films International. Peter Iacono commented, "The timing of this new agreement neatly coincides with the growing importance of the Latin American television market. Combining the quality of the New Films theatricals with Maryann's deep relationships and keen understanding of this market, perfectly positions Lionsgate-TISA in the region." Ms. Pasante added, "I have known Nesim and worked with New Films since my days at MGM. It is an exciting proposition to once again be teamed as we look to start offering these award-winning, current box office theatricals, not just more telenovellas, to the Latin American broadcasters."
Nesim Hason added, "I concur with Peter; Maryann is one of the most knowledgeable and successful television executives when it comes to Latin America. Based on our previous relationship with her, we very much look forward to working with her and Lionsgate-TISA." Lionsgate-TISA Television International focuses on distributing Lionsgate Television's groundbreaking series such as Mad Men, Weeds and Boss and Lionsgate's expansive library of feature films to all forms of television in Latin America. In addition to distributing programming from Lionsgate, the joint venture distributes feature films from the Lionsgate/Televisa joint venture company Pantelion Films and represents third parties in the region building upon TISA's existing relationships with other content rights holders.

About Lionsgate Television:
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is one of the leading global entertainment companies with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms.

Dexter Fletcher's Directorial Debut Screens At EFM
Wild Bill
Wild Bill is the directorial debut of Dexter Fletcher an actor whose previous credits include The Elephant Man, The Long Good Friday, Revolution Caravaggio, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Layer Cake and the TV series Band of Brothers. The film is produced by Tim Cole (Everywhere and Nowhere) and Sam Tromans (Dead Man Running), stars Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Liz White, Andy Serkis, Jaime Winstone, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Williams, Leo Gregory, Iwan Rheon, and newcomers Sammy Williams, and Charlotte Spencer. WILD BILL is a heartwarming, family-driven crime drama that premiered at San Sebastian where it received the Euskaltel Youth Award, voted for by delegates aged 17 to 25.

Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, his arrival brings them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. Bill soon connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realize what he's been missing. He has a family and a place in the world, but when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's old cohorts, he quickly has to decide what kind of Dad he wants to be. A good one, or a free one. Wild Bill released in the United Kingdom by The Works UK Distribution opens in cinemas across the country on 30 March 2012.

Hot Tamales Live! 3 & 4 & New Franchise Fried Bananas
Live! Coming From Producers Agustin & Goldfine

Kiki Melendez's Hot Tamales Live! has inked a deal with producers Agustin and Phillip B. Goldfine to produce Hot Tamales Live! 3 and Hot Tamales Live! 4, as well as a new franchise Fried Bananas Live!, a multicultural male version of the show.

The Hot Tamales Live! has had a track record of launching new stars and showcasing women of all races on one stage. Past alumnae include: Eva Longoria, Loni Love, Thea Vidal, Kira Soltonavich, Monique Marvez, Nadine Rajabi, and many more.

Kiki Melendez, creator and host, and her production company Latin Hollywood Films, are proud to have found partners that will enable the showcase to continue building the brand and breaking out new female stars. Melendez says, "This show has more than nine lives. We are uniting races through laughter and this has always been positive for our culture."

A male version of the show—Fried Bananas Live!—will introduce a new brand of comedy. Fried Bananas Live! will bring to the stage today's top multiethnic male stand-up comics sprinkled with celebrities trying out their stand-up chops! The new Hot Tamales specials are a follow-up to the Kiki Melendez's Hot Tamales Live!, which aired on Showtime Networks.

Producer Goldfine, known for his eclectic producing interests including the the upcoming Maximum Conviction starring Steven Seagal and wrestling star turned movie star Steve Austin, will be partnering again with Agustin. Goldfine added, "In addition to being great live entertainment, Hot Tamales! is a proven brand and Agustin will make this the most successful and exciting Hot Tamales yet!"

Creator Kiki Melendez will serve as executive producer and host. Agustin will serve as executive producer and director, and Phillip Goldfine as Executive Producer. Hot Tamales Live! is a trademark of Latin Hollywood Films Inc. Fried Bananas Live! is a trademark of Latin Hollywood Films Inc. and Duende Media Group.


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