Hopscotch, the Australian distributor launched this month by ex-Dendy Films chief Troy Lum and releasing veteran Frank Cox, has made its first acquisition, picking up Bowling For Columbine.

The company bought all rights for Australia and New Zealand to the Michael Moore Competition documentary from Alliance Atlantis. Lum, whose Dendy acquisitions included Amelie and Y Tu Mama Tambien, expects the release to be tied in to an Oscar campaign from US distributor United Artists.