20th Century Fox has switched local theatrical distributors in three territories of former Yugoslavia: Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
In Serbia, Fox left Tuck Vision, which also has contracts with SPRI and Warner Bros., to move to MegaCom Film (MCF), the largest independent distributor in the territory. MCF will now distribute Fox’s releases in Serbia, Montenegro, the Republic of Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and UNMI Kosovo.
MegaCom Film is also the only Serbian distributor with an agreement with a big exhibitor in its home territory —Cineplex Austria which is planning to build two multiplexes in capital Belgrade and mid-sized city Subotica with total of 15 screens.
The first Fox’s titles to be distributed by MCF are 127 Hours (March 3) and Black Swan (March 10). Rio follows on April 14.
In Croatia and Slovenia, Fox moved from Continental Film, distributor of SPRI and Disney in Croatia and SPRI in Slovenia, to Blitz which has contracts with Warner in Slovenia and Croatia, and UIP in Croatia. Blitz holds an exhibition agreement with multiplex company CineStar in Croatia. The distributor will also be releasing Fox’s titles theatrically in Macedonia and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The first Fox film to be released by Blitz is Rio, on April 7 in Slovenia and April 14 in Croatia.