New Films, Falcon wrap 8-pic package

'Multiple Sarcasms,' 'Serbian Scars' among films in deal

Los Angeles-based New Films International has completed one of the largest deals to close with the Middle East at the AFM.

NFI concluded the deal with Lebanon's Falcon Films, which has acquired an eight-title package covering all rights for the Middle East.

The films included in the agreement cover titles in production and completed films, including the relationship drama "Multiple Sarcasms," starring Timothy Hutton; "Serbian Scars," with Michael Madsen; "Frame of Mind," with Chris Noth; and "The Making of Plus One," with Jennifer Tilly and Amanda Plummer.

New Films International president Nesim Hason said this year alone NFI has closed more than $1 million worth of deals with Falcon.

Other titles included in the package are Mary McGuckan's "Rag Tale," starring Simon Callow and Kerry Fox, and "Palo Alto," with Tom Arnold.

New Films International was formed in 1996 by Hason to bridge the gap between the U.S. and international.

Since 2002, the company has acquired 29 features for its library, including "Game 6", starring Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr.; "The Thing About My Folks", starring Peter Falk; and "Missing In America" with David Strathairn, Danny Glover, and Ron Perlman.

"We wish Falcon huge success with our titles," Hason said.