Russia's CP announces raft of sales

Slate headed by $25 mil 'Taras Bulba'

MOSCOW -- Central Partnership, Russia's biggest independent film producer and distributor, on Friday unveiled a plethora of international sales for Vladimir Biortko's "Taras Bulba," including deals with Turkey's MedyaVisyon, Czech/Slovak Hollywood C.E. and Romania's Pro-Rom Media.

Additionally, the same trio of companies joined Taiwan's Scholar Entertainment in acquiring the $5 million-budgeted action movie "Streetracers," which grossed about $6 million at the local boxoffice during the spring.

Scholar also acquired Anna Melikyan's "Rusalka" (Mermaid), which won the directing prize at this year's Sundance, Grand Prix at Sofia International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize for Panorama at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In other sales, Netherlands' Kinovista purchased veteran director Nikita Mikhalkov's Oscar-nominated "12"; France's Action Communication bought the action adventure film "Apocalypse Code"; Koch Entertainment bought U.S. DVD rights for the period piece "1612"; and Turkey's ATV picked up action title "Countdown."