Berlin-based licensing and distribution company EasternEuropean Acquisition Pool (EEAP) has struck a licensing agreement with TheWeinstein Company for exclusive rights to distribute a group of 15 WeinsteinCompany films in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria.

EEAP will also represent selected titles from thatgroup of 15 films in the former Yugoslavia and Romania.

EEAP will distribute the titles through its partnersin each country, including Palace Pictures in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Budapest Film in Hungary, and Sunny Films and Big Bang! in Bulgaria. EEAP shareholder A Company Consultingand Licensing will handle all rights in Poland, while shareholder Cinemania will marketrights in the former Yugoslavia, and shareholder ProRomMedia Trade will distribute in Romania.

EEAP will handle TV rights separately for most of theterritories.

"This deal puts us in a strong market positionin each territory, and will result in a visible market share," said EEAPmanaging director Alexander van Dulmen in astatement. "We are very happy about this cooperation."

The films covered in the deal include Sicko, Clerks II, Killshot,Awake, Feast, Grind House, Rogue, School for Scoundrels, Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles and Igor.

The deal covers all rights for "a reasonable numberof years," van Dulmen said. No financial terms of theagreement were disclosed.

EEAP said it hoped the deal would be continued withfuture Weinstein Company titles as well. "We hope we can prove to be the rightpartner for them. We're sure they'll keep delivering quality films," van Dulmen said.