H2O Motion Pictures is launching an international sales and co-production arm to handle sales, marketing and financing for eight to twelve English language independent feature films per year, the company's principals Andras Hamori and Mark Horowitz announced Friday. The company, according to a release, "will build on Hamori and Horowitz's know-how and existing relationships with almost every European and North American 'soft finance' entity." The two previously worked together when they launched Alliance Pictures and Alliance Atlantis Pictures International respectively for the Canadian media giant Alliance Atlantis Entertainment. [Brian Brooks]