Warner Bros studio enters co-financing deal
Warner Bros Pictures had announced entering a co-financing deal with Rat-Pac Dune Entertainment. Warner Bros Pictures is a studio division of Time Warner Inc. The announcement of the deal took place on Monday for the co-financing of as many as 75 movies.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed during the announcement. However, the New York Times cited a source that it said the valued of transaction was a hefty USD450 million commitment.
RatPac-Dune Entertainment was formed by Steven Mnuchin, RatPac Entertainment, filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian entrepreneur James Packer.
According to Warner Bros chief executive officer Kevin Tsujihara, the arrangement gave the studio greater ability to manage risk.
The co-financing deal covered upcoming films that included "Gravity" and "Grudge Match".
Mnuchin helped finance movies including Life of Pi and Avatar through his affiliates Dune Entertainment LLC, Dune Entertainment III and Dune Entertainment II LLC. Meanwhile, Ratner was the director behind movies which included X-Men, Rush Hour and The Last Stand.