Three form Cohen Media Group

First release is Rachid Bouchareb's 'Outside the Law'

TORONTO -- Charles S. Cohen, Edmondo Schwartz and Steve Scheffer have formed a new banner, Cohen Media Group, to distribute indie films in North America and will send out Rachid Bouchareb's "Outside the Law" as their first release.

Written and directed by Bouchareb, "Law," in French and Arabic, recounts the Algerian struggle for independence from France in the wake of World War II.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

"Law," which will be Algeria's official submission for best foreign-language film Oscar consideration, will open in the U.S. in November.