Overseas Sells Six To Showtime

by Mark Rabinowitz

LA-based worldwide indie distributor Overseas Filmgroup, Inc., has sold six
indie titles to Showtime Networks for an undisclosed sum of money, it was
announced on Monday. The films include: Matthew Broderick's directorial
debut, "Infinity" (starring Broderick and Patricia Arquette), David Hare's
"The Designated Mourner" (Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, written by
Wallace Shawn), "Shameless" (starring Elizabeth Hurley), Marcus DeLeon's "The Big Squeeze" (starring Lara Flynn Boyle), Scott Silver's "Johns" (David
Arquette and Lukas Haas) and Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's "A Brother's Kiss" (Marisa
Tomei, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo). In a prepared statement, Matthew Duda,
Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Program Planning for Showtime
alluded to possible future deals between the companies by saying , "We view
this transaction as an important step in what we believe can become an
expanded relationship." Overseas' domestic theatrical releasing division is
First Look Pictures which, in addition to the above mentioned films, counts
1996 best foreign language pic "Antonia's Line" and the upcoming "Mrs. Dalloway" among its stable of releases.