UK independent distributor Optimum Releasing has picked up all UK rights to Roger Dodger from Alliance Atlantis and XX/XY from Senator International.

Artisan Entertainment is currently distributing Roger Dodger in the US, where the Venice title is on more than $650,000. The film, which stars Campbell Scott and Isabella Rossellini, tells the story of a schoolboy's attempts to lose his virginity under the comically misguided tutelage of his bachelor uncle.

XX/XY, which stars Mark Ruffalo and Kathleen Robertson, is scheduled to be released in the US in April by IFC Films. The titles join the likes of Mostly Martha, Nowhere In Africa and Real Women Have Curves on Optimum's 2003 slate.