United International Pictures is to distribute its films in Croatia through a new licence arrangement with Blitz Film and Video effective from August 1.

UIP used to distribute in Croatia through Zagreb-based Kinematografi.

Amongst the line-up of Universal, Paramount and DreamWorks films that UIP will bring to Croatian audiences through the new deal are Tomb Raider 2, The Hulk, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, The Italian Job and American Pie The Wedding.

Roger Pollock, senior vice-president European sales for UIP, commented "We were impressed by the energy and creativity that Hrvoje Krstulovic and his team have demonstrated and when this is applied to our terrific line-up it will be a winning combination."