Flahive, Billard on same Wavelength


LONDON -- Two former British Film Institute executives, John Flahive and Anne Billard, have united to set up a world sales company under the banner Wavelength Pictures, the duo said Thursday.

Headquartered in the British capital, Wavelength aims to add "distinctive, cutting edge feature films, documentaries and shorts" to its sales slate.

The company will be traveling to the European Film Market during next month's Berlin International Film Festival with "Bacon's Arena."

The Emmy-nominated biographical profile of the English painter Francis Bacon is the first project to be sold under the Wavelength banner.

Co-produced by the BBC and the estate of Francis Bacon, the documentary was originally broadcast by the BBC in 2005.

Wavelength Pictures is named after Michael Snow's experimental film and re-unites Flahive and Billard after both did spells at the BFI.