Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney.
U.S. producer-financier-sales agent Cargo Entertainment will distribute its films in Australia via Jamie Bialkower’s Jump Street Films and co-fund and handle international sales of Australian films sourced by Jump Street in a newly minted co-venture. The alliance will result in Jump Street releasing 6-8 Cargo titles annually, starting in September 2013 with the Robin Williams-Mila Kunis comedy The Angriest Man In Brooklyn followed by Hemingway And Fuentes, which stars Andy Garcia, Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening. Bialkower tells Deadline he’s looking to secure at least two Australian films per year which Cargo would co-fund and sell internationally, including U.S.-Australian co-productions which would qualify for the 40% producer tax rebate. (more…)