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Michael Werner

Berlin: Zeitgeist Films Acquires Richie Mehta’s ‘Siddharth’

The U.S. distributor plans a summer 2014 release for the Venice title about a poor Delhi merchant who travels across India in search of his missing son.

Fortissimo Adds to Berlin Slate With Fruit Chan’s ‘The Midnight After’

The Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based group acquires worldwide rights outside of Hong Kong and China.

Filmart 2013: Fortissimo Takes on ‘Rigor Mortis’

The Dutch-Hong Kong sales outfit has secured international rights to the action-horror directorial debut of Cantopop star turned actor, Juno Mak.

Berlin 2013: ‘The Grandmaster’ Primed for May Release in Korea and Japan

Fortissimo Films links up with CJ E&M and Gaga Corporation for release of Wong Kar-wai's Berlinale-opener, while discussions are underway for distribution rights in India.

HANIFF Debuts New Talent Campus in Bid to Boost Vietnamese Industry

Jack Epps, writer of "Top Gun," and Fortissimo Films CEO Michael Werner were among the 10 industry vets to instruct 30 young filmmakers at the new forum.