This agreement follows the
The deal encompasses theatrical distribution through Hispano Foxfilm, 20th Century Fox's banner in Spain,while20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has already beenhandling local video on Sogepaq pick-ups and sistercompany Sogecine productions since last year.
The first film out of the deal is David Trueba'sWelcome Home (Bienvenido A Casa), a Sogepaq pick-up from producers Fernando TruebaPC and Ensueno Films, set to inaugurate the SpanishFilm Festival of Malaga. It will open nation-wide in
On Sogecine's production slate this year isAntonio Banderas' El Camino De Los Ingleses, Julio Medem's ChaoticAna (Caotica Ana), Fernando Colomo'sThe Near East (El Proximo Oriente)and Guillermo Fesser's Candida.
"The distribution business is in a deep process of transformation andwe believe Fox has the necessary structure and flexibility to adapt to the newpanorama and boost the distribution of Spanish films," Sogecine-Sogepaqgeneral manager Fernando Bovaira said in a statement.
"Sogecine and Sogepaqhave shown their know-how with excellent films over many years," added Hispano Foxfilm general manager Miguel Lustau."This deal allows us to work together on their promotion and distribution."
Hispano Foxfilm was the second top grossingdistributor in