Bruce Berman, the chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures (VRP), has extended his deal for another four years keeping him in his current position till 2007. The deal was agreed to with 18 months still remaining on his current pact by Berman and Graham Burke, managing director of Village Roadshow Ltd who oversees VRP with Berman.
VRP has had a stunning run of success in its partnership with Warner Bros over the last three years, co-financing films such as The Matrix, Ocean's Eleven, Analyze This, Space Cowboys, Training Day, Three Kings, Cats And Dogs and Miss Congeniality.
Films co-financed and co-produced by VRP with Warner Bros Pictures are distributed worldwide by Warner, with the exception of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Greece and Cyprus, where Village Roadshow distributes the films.
Coming up from VRP are the two Matrix sequels now titled The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, comedy Showtime starring Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy, the Stephen King adaptation Dreamcatcher directed by Lawrece Kasdan, The Adventures Of Pluto Nash also with Eddie Murphy and sci-fi thriller Eight Legged Freaks produced by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin.