Ryan Kavanaugh has slotted the latest pieces into Relativity Media's single-picture international distribution jigsaw after announcing its first tentative steps at Cannes.

The company has signed multi-year output deals with nine key buyers as it attempts to fill the vacuum left by the demise of New Line International.

Relativity has signed output deals with Momentum Pictures in the UK, Village Roadshow in Australia, New Zealand, Greece and Singapore, Alliance Films Inc in Canada, Nordisk Film in Scandinavia and Iceland, MGN Films Inc in CIS and Eastern Europe, A-Film Distribution in Benelux, Gulf Film in the Middle East, Aqua Group/Pinema in Turkey and Entertainment In Motion for Global Airlines.

As previously announced in Cannes, Relativity has partnered with Mandate International to oversee sales in the remaining territories as well as provide worldwide servicing of the slate.

Mandate International president Helen Lee-Kim will present the new line-up of films at AFM, which include three of the first titles to go through the output deals, namely: Brian Levant's action comedy The Spy Next Door starring Jackie Chan, Dominic Sena's supernatural adventure Season Of The Witch featuring Nicolas Cage and Lasse Hallstrom's romantic comedy Dear John starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.

Citing the deals as 'a critical step in Relativity's evolution', Kavanaugh said: 'We looked for distribution partners with a keen understanding of the sense of event that comes with a major feature film release and the know-how to properly care for a studio-quality film and its A-list stars.

Relativity's single-picture business produces eight to ten films a year. Past titles include 3:10 To Yuma, The Bank Job and The Forbidden Kingdom.