The US distribution and production company has formalised UK partnerships to distribute its titles across multiple platforms.

The Movie Partnership, led by TriCoast UK Ltd’s Michael Lee (pictured left) and Peter Dutton (pictured right), will handle all digital releases and manage TriCoast’s TV sales.

Spirit Entertainment will handle the DVD releases while Martin Myers and film financier Bertrand Lipworth will oversee theatrical distribution.

Myers will also oversee airline sales for UK and Europe. The US acquisitions team headed by Daisy Hamilton will continue to oversee acquisitions for TriCoast UK Ltd.

TriCoast Worldwide CEO Strath Hamilton (pictured centre with TriCoast CEO Marcy Levitas Hamilton) said: “After 28 years of producing movies and seven years distributing them in the USA and the rest of the world, we’re pleased to finally enter the UK market, where we’ve noted an upward trend in the distribution landscape, particularly the digital platforms, for good quality independent films.”

The first joint-venture will be the digital and DVD release of the animation Heavenly Sword, based on the Sony video game and featuring the voices of Anna Torv, Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane.

Upcoming scheduled autumn releases include 2 Jacks, directed by Bernard Rose and starring Sienna Miller, Danny Huston and Jack Huston; Toolbox Murders 2 starring Bruce Dern; family drama Among Ravens starring Amy Smart; and 3 Nights In The Desert starring Vincent Piazza, Amber Tamblyn and Wes Bentley.