Genius Productshas signed an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with Dan Grodnik'sGrodfilm Corporation giving Genius first right of refusal on all futureproductions.

Genius expects torelease six to 12 films each year under the agreement, which includes NorthAmerican home video, digital, television and theatrical rights.

Theatricalreleases will be distributed through The Weinstein Company under Genius'existing arrangement with that company.

'Dan Grodnikis a driving force behind the independent film industry whose criticallyacclaimed body of work in theatres and on television spans many genres,'Genius chief executive officer Trevor Drinkwater said.

'His dynamicability to stay on top of current market demands in genre, style and budgetwill play a key role in expanding our library of highly marketable films fordistribution across many platforms.'

Grodnik served asexecutive producer on the recent Sundance entry Come Early Morningstarring Ashley Judd; and Emilio Estevez's upcoming Bobby Kennedy assassinationdrama Bobby starring Lindsay Lohan and Anthony Hopkins.