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RatPac Entertainment, LLC
Subsidiary
Industry Motion pictures financing and production
Television
Founded December 2012
Founder Brett Ratner
James Packer
Steven Mnuchin
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Brett Ratner (CEO, co-chairman)
  • Danny Cohen (co-chairman)
Owner Access Entertainment (controlling stake)
Brett Ratner
Divisions RatPac Television
Subsidiaries RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LLC
Website ratpacentertainment.com

RatPac Entertainment is an American motion picture production and financing company owned by producer-director Brett Ratner and Access Entertainment. RatPac was founded by Ratner and billionaire James Packer. RatPac is a partner in RatPac-Dune Entertainment with Dune Entertainment.

History[edit]

RatPac Entertainment was formed in 2012 by Brett Ratner and billionaire James Packer.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC was formed in September 2013 by RatPac and Dune with a four-year 75 pictures motion picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros..[2] In December 2013, RatPac signed a deal starting as of January 1, 2014 to finance films as part of a production deal between Plan B Entertainment and New Regency. In April 2017, RatPac became a subsidiary of Access Entertainment with its purchase of James Packer's ownership share.[2]

Produced with Regency Enterprises as RatPac Entertainment or RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Produced with Universal Pictures as RatPac Entertainment or RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Produced with Sony Pictures Entertainment as RatPac Entertainment or RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Produced with RKO Pictures as RatPac Entertainment or RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Produced as RatPac Documentary Films

Television series[edit]

Dune Entertainment[edit]

Dune Entertainment was led by Steven Mnuchin and had been co-financing Fox films since 2006.[4][5][6][7] The company is the result of a 2013 joint venture between RatPac Entertainment and Dune Entertainment, following a collapse in negotiations between Dune and 20th Century Fox – which led the company to close a deal with Warner Bros. instead, replacing Legendary Pictures as Warner's key co-financing partner.[4][7][8]

Dune films[edit]

Produced with 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures as Dune Entertainment, Dune Entertainment LLC or Dune Entertainment III LLC.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment[edit]

RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LLC is a film financing company which is a joint venture of RatPac Entertainment and Dune Entertainment.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LLC was formed in September 2013 by RatPac and Dune with a multi-year 75 pictures motion picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros..[2][9] On November 26, 2013, RatPac-Dune finalized a $300 million credit facility with a group of banks, led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, that has an option to be extended to $400 million.[10]

RatPac-Dune films[edit]

The 75-picture deal is passive covering all movies outside of other production financing deals including those with Village Roadshow Pictures, Gulfstream and Alcon Entertainment and all Harry Potter films.[10] The deal is passive both financial and creatively as RatPac-Dune will not select which films to finance nor have any creative say over the films.[11]

Financed with Warner Bros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler, Andy (July 17, 2014). "Ratpac Entertainment Logo by Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv". Design Boom. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Hipes, Patrick (April 18, 2017). "Len Blavatnik’s Access Acquires RatPac Entertainment Stake". Deadline. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (May 13, 2016). "HBO’s Docu ‘Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds’ – Cannes Video". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Lewis, Hilary (October 2, 2014). "Dune Capital's Steven Mnuchin Takes Stake in Relativity, Becomes Co-Chairman". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (September 30, 2013). "Warner Bros. Closes Financing Deal With Dune, Brett Ratner, James Packer". Variety. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (October 27, 2014). "Brett Ratner's RatPac Closes on $150 Million Credit Line for Warner Bros. Titles". Variety. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Shaw, Lucas (November 26, 2013). "RatPac-Dune Secures $300M in Credit to Fund Warner Bros. Films". TheWrap. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ Siegel, Tatiana; Belloni, Matthew (July 9, 2013). "Warner Bros. Closing Massive Financing Deal With Dune to Replace Legendary (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Miller, Daniel (September 30, 2013). "Warner Bros. strikes financing deal with Dune, Ratner". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c d Block, Alex Ben (November 26, 2013). "Brett Ratner's RatPac-Dune Closes $300 Million Credit Facility to Fund Warner Bros. Films". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  11. ^ Shaw, Lucas (September 30, 2013). "Warner Bros. Recruits Dune, Brett Ratner's Rat-Pac to Finance Its Movies". TheWrap. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 

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