One of Germany's oldest distribution companies is in hot water as it came to light this week that Miramax International has taken Scotia Film to an arbitration board for non-payment.

Scotia, which has enjoyed the fruits of Miramax's output in the past including Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Life Is Beautiful and From Dusk Till Dawn, has failed to pay the US giant for a slate of pictures including Holy Smoke, Rounders, My Life So Far and the two video sequels to From Dusk Till Dawn.

Scotia, run by veteran Sam Waynberg, has bought films in the past from PolyGram and Lakeshore but of late has mostly been supplied by Miramax with other titles including Jackie Brown, The Mighty, Chasing Amy, Little Voice, The Crossing Guard, Mrs Parker And The Vicious Circle, The Wings Of The Dove and She's So Lovely.