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Friday, 19 May 2017 02:54

Cannes: Brett Ratner Looking to Co-Finance TV Series With U.S. Network

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Mega producer Brett Ratner told a Cannes conference on Friday that he was finalizing a deal to co-finance TV series with a U.S. network, which he didn't name, via RatPac Entertainment.

"I got the idea, because I created this series, Prison Break, which has earned me millions of dollars, but it's earned the network (20th Century Fox) hundreds of millions.

It should have earned me hundreds of millions, but I don't own it," Ratner told the crowd at the film finance forum in Cannes, an annual industry event run by Winston Baker in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter. "The real money is in TV."

Ratner didn't share details on which network he was talking to or mention any of the possible TV projects, but said he was interested in financing all types of television, including for streaming partners. In addition to his Prison Break connection with Fox, Ratner has an established relationship with Time Warner through RatPac and Dune Entertainment's film co-financing joint venture with Warner Bros. The deal, for up to 75 films, includes Gravity, The Lego Movie and the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League.

RatPac also partnered with New Regency on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Oscar winners Birdman and The Revenant.

Read more at HollywoodReporter

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