Cannes 2012: Kaleidoscope Film Distribution Reports Brisk Business

British indie strikes a slew of deals including one with Falcom for German-speaking Europe on "The Penguin King 3D."

LONDON – U.K. indie distribution, sales and finance company Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) inked a slew of deals for its sales slate during this year's Marche du Film, a threefold increase from last year's Cannes, the company said.

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The company's sophmore Marche du Film outing posted better business in the most part because of a growing sales slate after the company launched in the fall of 2010 and began adding titles.

Kaleidoscope struck a slewo f deals for feature documentary, The Penguin King 3D -- narrated by nature documentarian legend David Attenborough -- for German Speaking Europe (Falcom), China (E Stars Films), Former Yugoslavia (Pa-Dora), Middle East (Prime) and Israel (Shoval).

US, Australia, Italy, Japan, South East Asia and all of Central Europe deals are being finalized and Kaleidoscope said a separate "A-list narrator" will be announced shortly for North America.

Kaleidoscope also struck deals for Dutch zombie romp Kill Zombie in several territories including German Speaking Europe (Falcom), Japan (New Select), Korea (Focus & Company), The Middle East (Gulf Films), CIS (Big Movie) and Thailand (Logo Motion Pictures).

Key sales continued across other titles including airplane disaster film Panic Button, which sold for Germany (MIG), Japan (Interfilm), Korea (Focus & Company) and CIS (Big Movie).

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And thriller I Against I flew off the shelves to Korea (Focus & Company), Thailand (Logo Motion Pictures) and Iran (IRIB) while crime thrillerVictim landed in Benelux  via Three Lines), South Africa through Daro and Thailand via Logo Motion Pictures.

Deals were concluded for Kaleiscope director of international sales Caroline Stern and Rosie Flynn,international sales executivewho joined KFD ahead of this year's Marche du Film.

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