Deal includes 'In Time,' 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'

BERLIN — New Regency has re-upped its exclusive distribution pact with Berlin-based licensing group Eastern European Acquisition Pool.

The deal provides EEAP with exclusive TV distribution rights to New Regency titles in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, with the exception of the Ukraine, for an additional three years. EEAP’s Moscow-based subsidiary Gala Media will oversee distribution in the region.

In addition to Andrew Niccol’s upcoming sci-fi thriller “In Time,” starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” the New Regency library includes such titles as “Knight and Day,” “Heat,” “Fight Club,” “L.A. Confidential” and “Unfaithful.”

“The collaboration with New Regency has been extremely successful over the past two years and we are thrilled that New Regency wishes to continue the partnership in the region,” said EEAP managing director Alexander van Duelmen. “After recent discussions with Russian TV stations on the new license agreements, I am confident that we will succeed in continuing the impressive sales achieved to date in 2009 and 2010.”

The negotiations to extend the partnership were finalized by van Duelmen and New Regency senior VP Peter Eiff.

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