Saturday, January 12, 2008

National Lampoon Agrees to Nine Picture Distribution Deal

National Lampoon, Inc. has entered into a nine picture multi-territory distribution deal with Front Row Film Entertainment LLC., headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
National Lampoon has recently signed multi-picture distribution deals for Germany, Spain, Italy, and Eastern Europe with Beta Film, and Canada with Equinoxe.

Under terms of the deal, Front Row Film Entertainment will receive Middle Eastern distribution rights to nine National Lampoon feature films. Films include the first titles produced and financed in-house by National Lampoon in the company's history, "National Lampoon's BagBoy", "National Lampoon's Ratko", and "National Lampoon's 301." Front Row Film Entertainment will receive theatrical, home video, and broadcast distribution rights to all nine movies.

"National Lampoon's Bagboy", "National Lampoon's Ratko", and "National Lampoon's 301" are the first features produced and financed in-house by National Lampoon in the company's 35 plus year history. All three films will be released theatrically through National Lampoon Releasing, while the company is open to broader distribution partnerships with major studios. National Lampoon recently announced a significant partnership with Comedy Central for the first broadcast television window rights for all three pictures.

National Lampoon will release up to twelve titles per year comprised of four original movies and up to eight acquisitions. Distribution will be handled independently by National Lampoon, with some titles having broader distribution in partnership with major studios. Recent and upcoming theatrical releases from National Lampoon include "National Lampoon presents The Beach Party At The Threshold Of Hell" and Les Claypool's directorial debut "National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo" released November 9, 2007, "National Lampoon's Jakes Booty Call", to be released in February, and "National Lampoon's Bagboy" slated for theatrical release early 2008.

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