5:49pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Brett Ratner Inks Overall Deal with 20th Century Fox Television
Brett Ratner has inked a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
As part of the deal, former NBC development executive Chris Conti has been tapped as president of Ratner’s production company, Rat TV, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Ratner has been busy on the feature film side but has developed and executive produced such series as Chaos, Prison Break and Women’s Murder Club. His recent credits include producing features Horrible Bosses and Catfish, and directing such films as Rush Hour 3 and X-Men: The Last Stand. He’s also producing the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Hong Kong Phooey, with Eddie Murphy, as well as the Academy Awards.
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Conti, a former head of drama development at NBC, replaces Martha Haight at Rat TV.
With Conti aboard, Rat TV is expected to keep the wheels rolling at the company while Ratner is away.