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Vision Films heads for MIPTV and Cannes market with CineTel Library (exclusive)

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Source: Courtesy Lise Romanoff

Lise Romanoff

Lise Romanoff’s Vision Films has acquired Paul Hertzberg’s CineTel Film library and will commences talks with buyers at MIPTV next week and Cannes market in May.

The acquisition, brokered by Peter Graham of 120dB Advisors, marks Vision Film’s first foray into proprietary titles for global sales.

The library contains more than 85 titles, among them The Philadelphia Experiment starring Malcolm McDowell and Michael Pare, Maximum Impact with Danny Trejo and Alexander Nevsky, and Acceleration with Dolph Lundgren and Trejo.

Romanoff said, “CineTel has a treasure trove of quality films that we are eager to share with audiences across the globe. Sci-fi and action movies, thrillers, disasters, horror, and even holiday movies, are all globally popular and in demand. They will be a perfect complement to Vision Films’ existing catalogue. I have been searching for the perfect library to complement our current line-up of family, faith and romance films, as well as documentaries. I am very excited.”

Eric M. Bernstein, VP international sales for CineTel Films, will join Scott Kamins, international sales & strategic partnerships for Vision Films, for the next two months to assist with the transition.

Sales and VoD distributor Vision Films oversees a library of more than 500 titles.

Hertzberg has led CineTel Films since it was established in 1983. The company produces six to eight films a year including pay-TV specials for HBO, Lifetime, and the SyFy Channel.

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