RCR Media Group extends partnership with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquistions

MUMBAI: Rui Costa Reis and Eliad Josephson of RCR Media Group, a private equity film financing company in Beverly Hills, has extended its deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) to co-finance a slate of feature films for 2011 and 2012.

RCR and SPWA first partnered in 2009 to produce blockbuster sequels such as 30 Days of Night: Dark Days and Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.

The 2011 slate will include S.W.A.T.: Firefight, Hostel Part III, and Quarantine 2: Terminal. It will also include acquisitions such as The Hit List starring Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, Men of Honor).

RCR Media Group chairman Rui Costa Reis said, "We are looking to partner with like-minded studios on the world-wide release of high-quality, commercial films. With long term business plans in place and a diversified film slate, we are positioned to become a brand name in film financing."

Through this financing unit, Costa Reis plans to announce additional studio deals and partnerships in the coming months.

RCR Media Group chairman Rui Costa Reis and CEO Eliad Josephson will serve as the executive producers on all titles

Josephson added, "We are proud to have the opportunity to co-finance with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions multiple films over a number of years. After finding an ideal partner in Sony, it was only natural to extend our relationship."