Independent home-video distributor Image Entertainment and ContentFilm have signed an agreement to create the ContentFilm home video label.

Independent home-video distributor Image Entertainment and ContentFilm have signed an agreement to create the ContentFilm home video label.

Under the deal, London-based ContentFilm will produce new independent films that will be distributed in North America by Image. ContentFilm will distribute the projects to theatrical, broadcast and international home video markets.

ContentFilm will also be looking to acquire films to be distributed by Image.

The companies say they expect to initially release three to four titles a year. The first title under the deal will be announced soon.

ContentFilm's previous releases include the Oscar-nominated picture "The Cooler."