The Weinstein Company (TWC) and home entertainment distributorGenius Products have entered into a strategic alliance with RHI Entertainment(formerly Hallmark Entertainment).

Under the terms of the deal the parties will co-produce andco-finance a slate of television productions, including series, miniseries andmovies-of-the-week.

Worldwide home video distribution of co-productions will gothrough Genius Products and worldwide television distribution will be handledby RHI.

Under a separate multi-year distribution agreement Genius Productswill act as the North American home video distributor of RHI's library ofseries and film programming.

Genius Products will retain physical and digital distributionrights for five years after home video release.

The move meansGenius' library will expand to approximately 1,800 titles, with 200-250 newtitles expected to come in each year over the five-year term.