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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2004, 02:24:30 PM »
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"MDP Worldwide is very excited to be working with Brett Ratner," stated Sammy Lee, Vice Chairman of the Board for MDP Worldwide. "Brett has an incredible track record for choosing great projects with strong commercial appeal, and we expect our collaboration on Santa's Slay to result in a film that will be innovative, edgy, and perfectly aimed at the tastes of today's moviegoers."


I stopped reading just about there.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2004, 02:36:24 PM »
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"MDP Worldwide is very excited to be working with Brett Ratner," stated Sammy Lee, Vice Chairman of the Board for MDP Worldwide. "Brett has an incredible track record for choosing great projects with strong commercial appeal, and we expect our collaboration on Santa's Slay to result in a film that will be innovative, edgy, and perfectly aimed at the tastes of today's moviegoers."


I stopped reading just about there.



Haha, yes, the words "innovative and edgy" usually aren't used in the same sentence with "aimed at the tastes of today's moviegoers".... unless for comic effect.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #62 on: March 22, 2004, 03:43:34 PM »
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"MDP Worldwide is very excited to be working with Brett Ratner," stated Sammy Lee, Vice Chairman of the Board for MDP Worldwide. "Brett has an incredible track record for choosing great projects with strong commercial appeal, and we expect our collaboration on Santa's Slay to result in a film that will be innovative, edgy, and perfectly aimed at the tastes of today's moviegoers."

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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #63 on: August 02, 2004, 11:55:38 AM »
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Ratner adding crime caper to Columbia slate
Source: Hollywood Reporter

It's director Brett Ratner's turn in the development spotlight. Ratner, who last helmed 2002's "Red Dragon," has signed on to direct his second project in as many days for Columbia Pictures.

Ratner is reteaming with producer Michael De Luca, who oversaw the director's "Money Talks" and "Rush Hour" during his tenure at New Line Cinema. Ratner's newest project is known as the untitled Lisa Schrager pitch. Ratner will also produce through his Rat Entertainment shingle with Rat partner Jay Stern. Matt Tolmach and Andrea Giannetti are overseeing for the studio.
 
Schrager's tale revolves around a female crew operating in Miami's organized crime scene who come up with a plan to take down their boss and free the way to move up within the crime family.

Ratner also has come on board a second feature at Columbia, known as the untitled comedy pitch from writing team David Diamond and David Weissman. Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur will produce.

Ratner also is rumored to be one of the top two choices to replace Joe Carnahan as a director of "Mission: Impossible 3." Other directors in the mix for "M:I-3" include J.J. Abrams, Gary Fleder, German director Tom Tykwer and Frank Darabont, who also penned the script.

De Luca just begun a three-year, first-look production deal at Columbia. This is the third De Luca project to be announced at the studio. De Luca is producing the Columbia-based romantic comedy "Soul Mates" from a script by Luke Greenfield who also will direct. De Luca also boarded the Columbia-based "Zathura" as a producer.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2004, 01:02:22 AM »
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ShowEast to fete Ratner, Kennedy

Director Brett Ratner will be the recipient of the Kodak Award, presented each year "to an executive or filmmaker who has risen to the top of his/her profession," at this month's 2004 ShowEast Convention in Orlando. Also to be honored at the confab's Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony is actor-writer-producer Jamie Kennedy, who will be feted as Comic Star of Tomorrow. Ratner's latest film, New Line Cinema's "After the Sunset," starring Pierce Brosnan, is set to screen at the exhibitors convention. It will mark a return to ShowEast for the director, whose "The Family Man" screened there in 2000. "After the Sunset" is scheduled for release Nov. 12.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2004, 12:47:52 PM »
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I just can't believe there are people talking baout the valure Brett Ratner's movies. Rush Hour? Money Talks?? Jesus people, give me a break.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #66 on: October 08, 2004, 01:46:07 PM »
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This is too easy.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2004, 12:13:25 AM »
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Ratner inks overall pact at 20th TV

Feature director Brett Ratner is venturing into television with a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television to develop series projects for the studio.

Under the seven-figure pact, Ratner is planting his banner Rat TV as a pod at 20th TV.

As part of the deal, Ratner has already set up two projects at CBS -- one with feature writers David Diamond and David Weissman, who are frequent collaborators, and one with "Law & Order" veteran Barry Schindel, who has inked a two-project deal with 20th.

"Brett is just an unstoppable force of energy," 20th TV president Dana Walden said. "He is such an entertaining and charismatic person that it's easy to understand why so many people want to work with him."
 
Ratner is involved in the development of both projects, which have received script commitments with penalty from the network. In addition to executive producing, Ratner is attached to direct both shows if they are greenlighted as pilots, subject to his availability.

As part of the pod deal, Ratner also is slated to hire a TV executive for Rat TV.

The Diamond/Weissman project is a family show about a father who is a busy sports agent and suddenly has to spend more time at home with the kids when his wife gets a high-profile job.

Diamond and Weissman are writing and exec producing.

Ratner, Diamond and Weissman first teamed on the 2000 Universal feature "Family Man." The trio also is set to work together on an untitled comedy pitch for Sony.

Diamond and Weissman did rewrites on "Bring It On" and, most recently, the Walt Disney Co.'s "Herbie the Love Bug."

The duo is repped by UTA and attorney Linda Lichter.

The Schindel project, tentatively titled "Hollywood DOA," revolves around a pair of Los Angeles detectives who piece together murder clues. Schindel is writing and exec producing.

Schindel's second project under the two-script deal with 20th TV is a legal drama set up at Fox.

This past development season, Schindel executive produced the Fox drama pilot "Hollywood Division," which was in contention for fall.

Schindel, longtime executive producer/showrunner on the Dick Wolf/Universal hit drama "Law & Order" on NBC, is repped by CAA and attorney Tom Hoberman.

Rat TV made a big push in television during the 1999-2000 development season, when the company sold projects to a number of networks, including Fox, ABC, UPN and USA Network as part of its overall deal with Artists Television Group.

Ratner, director of the two "Rush Hour" pictures and "Red Dragon," has a very busy feature slate. He recently completed "After the Sunset," and next on his schedule are "Rush Hour 3" and "Josiah's Canon."

He also is attached to direct several other feature projects, including "Breaking Vegas" at MGM and a pitch by Lisa Schrager at Sony.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2004, 12:17:25 AM »
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2004, 01:12:06 AM »
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This thread is on page 5. MacGuffin must have 20 posts in this thread alone.
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #70 on: October 14, 2004, 03:19:05 AM »
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What an apt title.

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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #71 on: October 14, 2004, 06:43:08 AM »
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This thread is on page 5. MacGuffin must have 20 posts in this thread alone.


So it's not Cinephile's hatred of Ratner. It's his wanting to suppress my post count.  :yabbse-angry:
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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2004, 08:48:25 PM »
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Ash being sought for 'Rush Hour 3'
20th Nov 2004  00.20 IST
By Aparajita Ghosh  

Bollywood stunner Aishwarya Rai continues to be a sought-after star among the filmmakers in Hollywood.

Ash already has a good number of Hollywood projects in her kitty and there is no sign of decline in the offers she keeps getting despite her clearly stated precondition that she will not resort to any skin exposure in films.

Another Hollywood filmmaker to have expressed his desire to have Ash in his film is Brett Ratner, who is making ‘Rush Hour 3’ with Chris Tucker in the leading role.

According to a report, Ratner called Ash “Bollywood’s most beautiful actress” in a TV interview and stated that he wanted her to play Chris Tuckers heroine in his movie.

However, the deal is far from being struck, if the comments by Ash’s Hollywood secretary Simone Sheffield are to go by.

Sheffield reportedly said that it was too premature to say whether Ash will do the film or not. She said, firstly Ash needed to go through the script and see if she likes her character in the film. Then other modalities will be sorted out and Ash’s dates be matched. If all this goes fine then only we may see Bollywood’s doe-eyed beauty rubbing shoulders with hilarious Tucker in ‘Rush Hour 3’.

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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2004, 12:04:21 AM »
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Filmmaker Brett Ratner Found Dead, Dismembered

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Re: Brett Ratner
« Reply #74 on: November 22, 2004, 12:07:22 AM »
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Filmmaker Brett Ratner Found Dead, Dismembered

You motherfucking tease.

 

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