From Variety, Aug. 7, 2006
Link TV -- carried by satcasters Dish Network and DirecTV -- has tapped Tribeca Film Fest exec director Peter Scarlet to host an upcoming skein focusing on world cinema, dubbed "Cinemondo."
Launching this month and running through November, Scarlet's series will feature 11 pics from around the globe, including Theo van Gogh's "May 6th," Hany Abu-Assad's "Rana's Wedding," Asghar Farhadi's "Beautiful City," Pjer Zalica's "Fuse" and Li Shaohong's "Stolen Life."
Series is the brainchild of Link TV director of music and cultural programming Steven Lawrence, in reaction to aud research suggesting Link viewers want more foreign film fare.
"Every year there are dozens of incredibly moving films made beyond our borders that get little or no exposure in the U.S.," Lawrence said. "Theatrical distributors and cable networks pick up only a tiny number of foreign films because they don't think they can make money on them, and as a result Americans are deprived."
Link's advisory board includes helmer Michael Apted and Danny Glover.
Koch Lorber Films is set to roll out two films in the series via homevid: "May 6th" and Constantine Giannaris' "Hostage."
For more information and to visit the CINEMONDO page, click here.