National Lampoon has slotted the latest piece into its jigsaw of international partnerships following a multi-territory distribution deal with Dubai-based Front Row Film Entertainment.

Front Row Film Entertainment will handle Middle Eastern theatrical, home video and broadcast rights to nine National Lampoon features, which include the company's first self-produced titles National Lampoon's BagBoy, National Lampoon's Ratko and National Lampoon's 301.

The deal follows similar alliances announced last year in Germany, Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe with Beta Film and in Canada with Equinoxe. National Lampoon's president of worldwide distribution Tom Daniels said more deals would be announced in due course.

All three of the aforementioned films will be released theatrically in North America through National Lampoon Releasing. The company remains open to broader distribution partnerships with major studios and recently announced a partnership with Comedy Central for first broadcast television window rights for the titles.

National Lampoon will release up to 12 titles per year comprising four original movies and up to eight acquisitions.