Omega on Wright path

Omega Entertainment has hired veteran sales agent Trevor Wright as president of North American operations, freeing up company president Peter Rogers "to focus primarily on film production." Wright, a seasoned sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in film development and sales, most was recently vp distribution at Myriad Pictures. He will be responsible for Omega's international sales operation and will head the company's Los Angeles office.

Meaney, Lynch in 'Race'

Colm Meaney and Susan Lynch have joined the cast of first-time director Andre F. Nebe's "The Race." The film centers on a young girl growing up in Northern Ireland in a poor family who dreams of becoming a race car driver. The project is being sold by High Point Films, a division of Carey Fitzgerald's sales, finance and production house High Point Media Group. Nebe's "Tricky Fingers" was a winner at the festival's Next Generations short-film sidebar last year.

The Return of Tati

French-owned and British-based production, finance, sales and distribution company Pathe will unveil the much-anticipated first footage from Sylvain Chomet's animated "The Illusionist" at the Marche du Film. Chomet, who wrote and is directing the adaptation of original and previously unproduced material by Jacques Tati, began working on the movie in June 2006. Pathe said it plans to release the $22 million film next year in France and the U.K.
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