Bruckheimer renews Disney film deal
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co. has extended its long-term relationship with "Pirates of the Caribbean" producer Jerry Bruckheimer in a deal that gives the studio the first look at the hit maker's new projects, representatives for both parties said on Tuesday.
The new pact runs until September 30, 2007 and is retroactive to films he made after September of 2002, including "Pirates," "National Treasure"...
It is not clear how the retroactivity of the contract affects Disney's costs on those three films. Neither the studio nor representatives for Bruckheimer Films would reveal the financial terms of the new agreement.
The new agreement, like the pact it replaces, calls for Bruckheimer to develop films exclusively for Disney but allows him to take projects elsewhere if the studio passes on them.