Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films Inks Digital, TV Deal with Legendary

/ Dec 9, 2013

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Legendary Television and Digital has agreed to a multi-year deal with Red Hour Films, a multiplatform production studio headed by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, to produce new content for television and digital platforms. It’s the first deal for Legendary Television and Digital media since launching earlier this year.

Per the agreement, Red Hour’s director of digital Mike Rosenstein will oversee digital content development between Legendary and Red Hour. Rosenstein already has a relationship with the Legendary team, having worked with Tom Lesinski, head of Legendary Digital Media, on “Burning Love” as well as an upcoming animated web series based on Stiller’s hit 2001 comedy “Zoolander.”

Red Hour has an existing deal with Paramount to distribute its digital contact — the two companies worked together to deliver “Burning Love” to Yahoo and E!. Once that agreement ends, the digital portion of Red Hour’s deal with Legendary will begin.

“Red Hour is an ideal addition to our multi-platform efforts, as they have successfully balanced their traditional television programming with a strong track record in creating and producing digital content,” said Bruce Rosenblum, president of Legendary Television and Digital Media, in a statement.

If you’re somehow not familiar with Legendary, you should be: The studio was behind blockbusters like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and “Man of Steel” as part of an earlier co-financing and production deal it had with Warner Bros.

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