Spanish arthouse distributor Golem Distribucion has joined start-up DVD distribution alliance Cameo Media as an equal partner.

The Golem addition rounds out Cameo's direct line to product from some of Spain's leading independent distributors and producers, including Alta Films, Wanda Films, Tornasol Films and Continental Producciones.

The companies are all equal partners in the alliance with Cameo chief Juan Carlos Tous, former DVD director at Manga Films.

"Golem brings qualitative benefits to Cameo," said Tous, "strengthening our position as the indie film distributor of reference" in the Spanish DVD market. Golem's entry also means a capital injection for Cameo worth Euros 600,000.

Among the first Golem titles to be released on DVD through Cameo will be foreign-language Oscar-winner The Barbarian Invasions, Russian festival hit The Return, Colin Farrell-starrer Intermission and HBO's Real Women Have Curves.