DISNEY POSTS STATEMENT ON ENDING DEAL WITH BRUCKHEIMER

     (The following press release from Disney was received by e-mail. The 
sender verified the statement.)  
Disney and Bruckheimer to End First-Look Film Deal in 2014
The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer have decided not to renew their 
first-look deal when it expires next year. Disney will continue to focus on its 
branded properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm, while 
Bruckheimer is looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the 
Disney brand. Disney and Bruckheimer will continue working together on various 
projects including the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.  
Together Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have produced such blockbuster hits as 
the Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure films under the Disney brand 
as well as adult action dramas like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, Con Air, and The 
Rock through the Touchstone label.
“Jerry is one of the most respected and prolific producers working in the 
motion picture industry, and we have had an incredibly successful collaboration 
over the past two decades and he is a friend to many of us here at Disney,” 
said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We will continue to work 
together in the future, and we look forward to seeing more of the films that 
have made Jerry Bruckheimer a Hollywood legend.”
“I am very appreciative of the wonderful collaboration and support I have had 
at The Walt Disney Company for over twenty years and the twenty-seven movies we 
have made together. The good news is we will continue working together on 
Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure and other projects we have 
developed together at the studio,” said Jerry Bruckheimer. “I am thankful to 
have had the opportunity to work with these amazing people at The Walt Disney 
Studios, many of whom have become my good friends. As we continue to make 
adventure films, we look forward to returning to films like Black Hawk Down, 
Enemy of the State, Beverly Hills Cop, and The Rock.”
 
 
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