National Lampoon has struck output deals with Force Entertainment in Australia, Front Row in the Middle East, and Equinoxe in Canada for its original productions.

President of worldwide distribution Tom Daniels said he was close to signing deals in the UK, Russia, Latin America, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and Benelux.

National Lampoon is pre-selling its original production 301, a spoof of the action hit 300 starring Kevin Dillon that is set to begin filming in early 2008 and will cost up to $5m, and pick-up comedy One Two Many from John Melendez.

The company is also reporting strong interest in its $3.5m production Ratko, currently in post-production. Daniels described the film as Coming To America meets Borat and is screening footage.

The AFM slate includes two more acquisitions: the Les Claypool music world comedy Electric Apricot, and comedy The Beach Party At The Threshold Of Hell with Jane Seymour and Daniel Baldwin.