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Scandinavia, Romania and Worldwide

Despite the economic slowdown of 2002 and the tough conditions in the world's markets - The Film Source, the New York based marketing and licensing company, announced pleasing results in 2002 and a bright outlook for 2003:
" We found that buyers and programmers, revert to classics, cult and reissues, when they are not able to match the inflated asking-prices of new product," said Alex Massis, the company's President.

The Film Source completed during 2002, the sale of twenty titles from the Bernard Dauman library to Screen Media in New York, for their video, DVD and television syndication in S.E. Asia and Eastern Europe. Among the titles sold: Sergio Leone's Fistful of Dollars and Avalanche, starring Mia Farrow.

Several acclaimed Italian Classics, including the work of directors Fellini, Rossellini, Vitorio Se Sica and Mario Bava, have been licensed to France. United Kingdom for Video, DVD and TV; A package of six American films starring Bud Spencer was sold to Television in Romania, while the Alistair McClean action adventure When Eight Bells Toll starring Sir Anthony Hopkins has been licensed to Video and DVD to Cinemastream in Japan, following the same company's Video and DVD release of eight titles from horror director, Mario Bava. Seven of the Bava's titles are due for Video and DVD release in the United Kingdom, early 2003. Three of the motion pictures from Cinema Sales Inc. were also sold to BDO in Paris for several countries in Europe. Several other packages were sold to SBS TV in Australia, and ICP in Israel.

2002 was good to The Film Source in another corner of it business: Return from River Kwai: sold an impressive 28,000 units in the UK and 11,773 units in The Netherlands. "We expect similar and better results in Scandinavia, where four titles were entrusted with Atlantic in Stockholm, and their associated companies in Finland, Norway and Denmark.

"2003 looks good," said Alex Massis:" We are about to close the sale of several packages in French Speaking Countries, France, India, Israel and Romania. We are also in the final stage of negotiating the exclusive representation (excluding USA) of a new Television series (40 episodes X 60 minutes), produced by a major American television company, the first twenty episodes have already been completed."

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January 2003

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