'Winged' victory for Peace Arch
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Rowan Woods' "Winged Creatures" is flying out to distributors around the world via deals with sales company Peace Arch Entertainment headlined by a pact struck with Constantin Film in Germany.
The movie, produced by Robert Salerno ("21 Grams"), stars Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Earle Haley, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale and Dakota Fanning as people dealing with the fallout from a shooting in a Los Angeles diner.
Icon Entertainment has the movie for Australia/New Zealand, M&F snared it for South Korea, and Front Row in the Middle East will be unspooling it.
It is currently in post-production and was acquired by Sony for U.S. theatrical rollout sometime next year.
Peace Arch also has struck deals for the dark comedy "The Babysitters" with Audio Visual Enterprises for Greece/Cyprus, Front Row Filmed Entertainment for the Middle East and Lusomundo for Portugal.
"The Babysitters" details the story of a teenage girl who turns her babysitting service into a call-girl ring for married men after a tryst with one of her customers.
The deals were negotiated by Julie Sultan, Peace Arch executive vp of international theatrical sales.
The company also closed a package with HBO Latin America for pay TV rights to a trio of movies: "Chapter 27," "Delirious" and "Guantanamero."