Fortissimo Films and Canadian distributor Maximum Films have announced a six picture deal. Comprised of films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, the deal includes "$9.99," "Laila's Birthday," "Country Wedding," "Serbis," "Native Dancer," and "Tokyo Sonata." "We are very happy to represent these wonderful films and talented film makers to film lovers across Canada," Maximum's Managing Director Bryan Gliserman. The deal follows on from an output deal agree upon at last year's Toronto Film Festival in which Fortissimo would represent Maximum's Films in Asia and Maximum would distribute Fortissimo product in Canada. It was brokered between Fortissimo Co-Chairman Michael J. Werner and Senior Vice President Sales & Acquisitions Winnie Lau and Maximum's Gliserman. [Peter Knegt]