Bruckheimer Inks Four-Year Deal With Warner Bros. TVBy Caillan
April 5, 2003 - 10:54 AM
Jerry Bruckheimer, executive producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami, this week extended his development deal with Warner Bros. television for another four years.
The new contract, which will be effective until June 2007, will furnish Bruckheimer with a "multimillion-dollar annual overhead and development fund" for new television projects, according to trade paper the Hollywood Reporter. The uber-producer is also set to receive a sizeable take of the profits should any of the series developed under the deal move to syndication.
"We couldn't be more proud or more excited to be in business for the long term with this company," Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television, told Zap2it. "They are really just that good. They're hungry for success and they work hard."
Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman, president of Bruckheimer TV, will team up with Warner Bros. television on several fall pilots. These include CBS's untitled cold cases detective series, the WB's Fearless, based on the novels by Francine Pascal, and Skin, which centres on the relationship between the daughter of a porn entrepreneur and the son of a district attorney, for the Fox network.
CSI's Thursday-night lead-out show, Without a Trace, was the first series Bruckheimer produced in conjunction with Warner Bros. television since first signing up with the studio in 2001. CSI and CSI: Miami are produced in association with Canadian company Alliance Atlantis, and thus will not be affected by the new deal.