Hong Kong's Intercontinental Film Distributorshas signed an agreement with United International Pictures (UIP) for theatricaldistribution of its slate in Hong Kong and Macau.

UIP previously worked with distribution and exhibition group GoldenHarvest to release its product in these territories. Intercontinental isalready the sub-distributor for Buena Vista International in Hong Kong.

Although UIP parents, Paramount andUniversal, are establishing separate distribution operations in some Europeanand other international territories, the two studios are keeping UIP intact in Asia until 2008.

The next UIP release in Hong Kong and Macau, the DreamworksCGI-animated film Over The Hedge, will be the first film in the pact betweenIntercontinental and UIP.