TLA Releasing has signed a strategic deal with Polish LGBT distributor Tongariro for the acquisition and day-and-date release of content, so Polish audiences will see films in line with the US and UK.

The first title to be released under the new pact will be Oliver Hermanus’ Beauty, which will be distributed simultaneously in Poland and the US.

The deal also launches the new Polish VoD streaming service

TLA President Derek Curl said of the deal: “The expansion into the Polish market provides further assurance of a global day-and-date strategy with our future releases and we are excited to be making in-roads into a rapidly expanding European market.”

Tongariro President Jakub Mroz added: “Through this collaboration, viewers in Poland will have a chance to watch - in theatres, on DVD and on the Internet - the newest LGBT cinema at the same time as the audience in the West.”