Samuel Goldwyn Films announced yesterday that its three-year deal to provide marketing and distribution servicing to Roadside Attractions through its theatrical releasing arm IDP Distribution has come to an end.

IDP Distribution and its staff will continue to distribute Goldwyn's theatrical film releases in the United States.

Roadside Attraction co-president Howard Cohen said that it was formulating a new marketing and distribution strategy that would be announced shortly, adding that the split was 'incredibly amicable'.

IDP was set up in 2000 by Samuel Goldwyn Films to provide marketing, publicity and booking services for Goldwyn and the now defunct Stratosphere Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment.

As a result of the growth of the Goldwyn slate, participation by others has been limited to one additional partner company for a number of years.

Goldwyn releases include Lonely Hearts and Amazing Grace, Rise: Blood Hunter, Milos Forman's Goya's Ghosts starring Natalie Portman and Javier Bardem and Julie Delpy's 2 Days In Paris.