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Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Extend Film Agreement

Warner Bros. Entertainment will continue to co-produce and co-finance feature films with Village Roadshow Pictures Group as the two companies have extended their partnership for another five years. Village Roadshow, an Australian independent production company, and the Burbank studio have collaborated on blockbuster hits including Academy Award animated picture winner “Happy Feet” and the “Sherlock Holmes,” “Ocean’s” and “Matrix” franchises. Upcoming releases include “Gangster Squad” in January and Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” in May. “Working together, our companies have produced and released many popular and successful films, and we expect that to continue into the future with this agreement,” said Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, in a prepared statement. Village Roadshow Pictures Group funds its slate of films with a $1.13 billion facility through New York financial conglomerate

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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