After Scanbox cooperated with US major UIP in Scandinavia for theatrical distribution of its films, Scanbox's mother company, German media concern VCL Film + Medien's theatrical arm VCL Licensing has now entered into a distribution cooperation with UIP's German outpost to handle the physical distribution of its films.

The first release will be Woody Allen's The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion which will be released in German cinemas in December 2001, followed in February 2002 by Jeepers Creepers.

Marketing of the VCL releases is being handled by Christoph Ott's OTTFilm who concluded an agreement with UIP last week for the physical distribution of its own acquisitions such as Benjamin Quabeck's No Regrets and Stephanie Sycholt's Malunde