German theatrical distributor ottfilm and Munich-based Telepool have concluded a three-year first look deal for the international distribution of feature films.

The first title under the arrangement will be Rolf Schuebel's Euros 4.5m Blueprint, starring Franka Potente (Run Lola Run), Sebastian Koch (Amen) and Hilmir Snaer Gudnason (101 Reykjavik), which begins shooting on July 9 for Relevant Film in co-production with Studio Hamburg and broadcasters WDR and ARTE.

According to ottfilm's founder Christoph Ott, "the early coordination of distribution and world sales ensures optimal synergies from project development through to marketing".

Blueprint will be distributed by ottfilm together with UIP in Germany in autumn 2003.