The Los Angeles-based distributor has signed an agreement with Vietnam’s Galaxy Studio to handle the latter’s product in North America, Australia and diaspora markets.

Asia Releasing recently showcased the highest grossing Vietnamese film The Lady Assassin 3D [pictured] in Los Angeles and will open it in September in Dallas and Houston.

Galaxy Studio’s slate includes Long With A Mole, Scandal, The Hot Kiss 1 & 2, Love Puzzle and The Lady Assassin 3D  as well as Hollywood franchises.

“We are eager and delighted with the partnership with Asia Releasing LLC,” said Galaxy CEO Dinh Thi Thanh Huong. “We believe that through this cooperation, Vietnamese films produced not only by Galaxy Studio but also by other production companies will have more opportunities to reach out to the world.

“Step by step, Vietnamese films will become more popular and have better recognition in the international film industry.”

“Asia Releasing is delighted to have been chosen by Galaxy to represent their product in North America and Australia/New Zealand and other selected countries,” said Asia Releasing CEO Milt Barlow.

“Vietnam is an emerging powerhouse of Asian cinema and Galaxy represents the very best from Vietnam. Asia Releasing will be bringing Galaxy product to not only the large Vietnamese populations in North America and Australia and New Zealand but to western lovers of Asian cinema in these and other countries.

“North America alone is home to some [2million] people of Vietnamese descent. Asia Releasing’s mandate since its establishment has been to bring the best of Asia product, across the entire Asian region, to the west. With Galaxy Studios we bring the absolute number one Vietnamese product to the West.”