Aggressively acquisitive Italian distributor Eagle Pictures has added four pictures to its line-up, including Buena Vista Film Sales' Sidewalks Of New York, directed by Ed Burns, and is discussing multi-picture deals with US sales companies Alchemy Entertainment and Joe Singer Entertainment.

The newly capitalised distributor has also added Tomorrow Film Corp's The Third Wheel, Shoreline Entertainment's Time Killer, and Legend Film's Occam's Razor to its growing slate of releases for the 2000-2001 season.

The company is also expected to take three pictures from Alchemy which is shopping four projects from producer Martin Bregman including Eddie Murphy starrer Pluto Nash.

Eagle has picked up more than ten medium to high-profile films since receiving a substantial investment boost from private equity financier B&S earlier this year. Among them are Intermedia's Where The Heart Is and The Wedding Planner and Summit's Novocaine starring Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter. Eagle is now discussing long-term partnerships with both companies.