Weinstein goes O1 in '07 for Italy


ROME -- Italy's 01 Distribution has signed an exclusive three-year deal with the Weinstein Co. that will see the Italian company distribute a total of eight Weinstein films in Italy, the Rome-based company said Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not released but Weinstein films are expected to be hitting Italian cinemas via the new deal beginning early next year. Titles on tap include the Emilio Estevez-directed drama "Bobby," Michael Moore's heath-care system documentary "Sicko" and Scarlett Johansson starrer "The Nanny Diaries," directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

The deal was signed during the Venice International Film Festival but first made public Thursday.

01 Distribution is affiliated with RAI Cinema, the film arm of Italian state broadcaster RAI.