Film Sharks acquires Patagonik, Altavista back catalogues

Gives company sales rights to more than 40 films

MEXICO CITY -- Buenos Aires-based sales agent Film Sharks has acquired worldwide rights to the back catalogues of Argentina's Patagonik Films and Mexico's Altavista, two Latin American shingles with extensive collections of Spanish-language titles.
 
The deal gives Film Sharks sales rights to more than 40 films, including Juan Jose Campanella's "Son of the Bride," the popular Argentine comedy "A Boyfriend for my Wife" and the Mexican period piece "Tear this Heart Out."
 
"This is big for us," said Film Sharks head Guido Rud. "The films are aimed to be re-released for all rights, but we are going to focus primarily on VOD, television and new media."
 
Film Sharks also said out of Cannes Friday that it has sold all French rights to Albany Films for Jean-Claude Janer's fantasy film "Sister Welsh's Nights." Janer's freshman feature, which unspooled earlier this year in the Berlin film fest sidebar Generation 14plus, will be released in October.
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