Palisades Pictures new UK subsidiary Palisades Tartan UK - formed when Palisades acquired the library of shuttered UK distributor Tartan - has negotiated a deal with Sweden's Svensk Filmindustri to extend the rights of the Ingmar Bergman library.

Terms of the deal were not released but the UK distribution rights have been extended for more than 30 Bergman films. Those covered include classics such as The Seventh Seal, Persona, Wild Strawberries and Scenes From A Marriage.

Also, Palisades Tartan UK has now acquired the UK distribution rights to Bergman's Fanny and Alexander, completing the library.

The full Tartan library has more than 440 films.

Palisades Pictures' chairman & CEO Vincent A. Roberti said: 'these are uncertain times for our industry, but in that uncertainty comes many opportunities for affordable and value-added acquisitions. Our goal is to be in the top two distributors in filmed entertainment in the United Kingdom. This acquisition opens the door to realizing that goal in the next several years if not sooner.'