Submarine Entertainment, Dakota Group and NFP Marketing & Distribution in Germany have launched Periscope Pictures, a joint venture distribution imprint and label in Germany.

The new entity will release films theatrically and on DVD, VoD, Digital, SVOD and TV in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. The plan is to start with five or more titles and the slate will be announced shortly.

David Koh, Dan Braun and Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment negotiated the deal with Stanley Buchthal of Dakota Group and Christophe Ott and Alexandre Thies of NFP Marketing & Distribution.

“We have already had a great collaboration on many movies and it was the next step to make something more formal,” said the Submarine team and Buchthal.

“Christophe and Alexander have always impressed us with their marketing and distribution acumen and they have become great friends. We look forward to collaborating with them on the Periscope Pictures label with our filmmakers and producers who could not be in better hands.”

“We are very excited working with David Koh, Dan and Josh Braun and Stanley Buchthal on this wonderful joint venture label Periscope Pictures,” said Ott and Thies. “Their taste of film is unique, we’ve become friends during the last years and we believe with them in great movies, great stories, great filmmakers, and great films.”