MUMBAI: Reliance BIG Entertainment has signed a development/production financing deal with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment.
The first project under the deal will be the comedy Mofos, which is about two 20-something best friends who are unemployed, strapped for cash, down on their luck and decide to start up a business as Los Angeles’ most unlikely male escorts.
Mofos will be produced by Grazer, written by Josh Berghaus and Jay Shore and overseen by Karen Kehela Sherwood and Sarah Bowen at Imagine Entertainment.
The deal was brokered by CAA on behalf of Reliance BIG Entertainment and Berghaus and Shore.
Grazer said, "Ron and I are very pleased to have signed this deal with our friends at Reliance. With their huge expertise in one of the most exciting film industries in the world, they bring a wholly different global perspective to our Hollywood based industry and we welcome the extra independence that their financing will give us."
Reliance BIG Entertainment chairman Amit Khanna added, "Grazer and Howard have forged Imagine as a major powerhouse in Hollywood and I’m delighted to have been able to close this deal. Our ‘creative partnerships’ have proven very attractive to filmmakers seeking innovative ways in which to develop and finance individual films. We are now looking forward to moving into the filmmaking stage on several projects. These creative partnerships will lead to Reliance co-financing with the US Studios where existing first-look deals are in place.
From the conversations to date, we know that the respective studios welcome our development silos and our subsequent co-financing ability. We broke completely new ground by empowering some of the best talent in Hollywood and continue to do so."