PGA names Int'l CoProShow winners

Australia's 'Fourth Knot,' 'Black Flag' among the five winners

The Producers Guild of America on Tuesday named two Australian films and three others from countries around the world as winners in its inaugural International Co-Production Showcase, taking place in connection with the second annual Produced By Conference on the Fox lot.

CoProShow aims to "provide international film producers with a unique opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with their U.S. counterparts," the PGA said.

Winners included:

-- "66 Degrees North" (Iceland) -- Producers: Edwina Forkin and Richard Scobie; the story of an afflicted sea captain with a grim secret who is offered a second chance at life.

-- "The Adventure of Kokochin" (China) -- Producers: Tim Baker and Jing Jin; the true story of Princess Kokochin, daughter of Chinese emperor Kublai Khan, who travels to Persia with Marco Polo, is sold into a slave house, and then escapes back to China along the Silk Road.

-- "The Fourth Knot" (Victoria, Australia) -- Producer: Matt Hearn; a supernatural thriller about the most forbidden love.

-- "Somebody Else" (Canada) -- Producers: Andrew Boutilier and Eric Finkel; a smart crime thriller in the vein of films such as "Blood Simple" and "Shallow Grave."

-- "Under the Black Flag" (New South Wales, Australia) -- Producer: Nicholas Cole; the true story of two 18th century women pirates whose cleavage was just as deadly as their swords.
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