RatPac-Dune Entertainment

RatPac Entertainment is an American motion picture production and financing company owned by producer-director Brett Ratner. RatPac was founded by Ratner and billionaire James Packer. RatPac is a partner in RatPac-Dune Entertainment with Dune Entertainment.

RatPac Entertainment, LLC
IndustryMotion pictures financing and production
Founded2006 (as Dune Entertainment)
FounderBrett Ratner
James Packer
Area served
Key people
  • Brett Ratner (CEO)
OwnerBrett Ratner
DivisionsRatPac Television
SubsidiariesRatPac-Dune Entertainment, LLC


RatPac Entertainment was formed in 2012 by Brett Ratner and billionaire James Packer.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC was formed in September 2013 by RatPac and Dune with a four-year, 75 motion picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros..[2] In December 2013, RatPac signed a deal starting as of January 1, 2014 to finance films as part of a production deal between Plan B Entertainment and New Regency. In April 2017, RatPac became a subsidiary of Access Entertainment with its purchase of James Packer's ownership share.[2] In April 2018, Warner Bros. announced that they were cutting ties with the company after Ratner's sexual harassment allegations with Rampage as the final film to be co-financed by the company with Warner Bros., and also the final film produced by RatPac overall.[3]

Television series

Dune Entertainment

Dune Entertainment was led by Steven Mnuchin and had been co-financing Fox films since 2006.[4][5][6][7] On March 17, 2006, Viacom agreed to sell a controlling interest in the DreamWorks Pictures live-action film library to Soros Strategic Partners and Dune Entertainment II.[8] The sale was completed on May 8, 2006.[9] The company is the result of a 2013 joint venture between RatPac Entertainment and Dune Entertainment, following a collapse in negotiations between Dune and 20th Century Fox – which led the company to close a deal with Warner Bros. instead, replacing Legendary Pictures as Warner's key co-financing partner.[4][7][10]

Dune films

Produced with 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures as Dune Entertainment, Dune Entertainment LLC or Dune Entertainment III LLC.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment

RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LLC is a film financing company which is a joint venture of RatPac Entertainment and Dune Entertainment.

RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LLC was formed in September 2013 by RatPac and Dune with a multi-year 75-picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros..[2][11] On November 26, 2013, RatPac-Dune finalized a $300 million credit facility with a group of banks, led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, that has an option to be extended to $400 million.[12] In April 2018, Warner Bros. announced that they will not renew its contract with RatPac-Dune Entertainment after Brett Ratner's sexual harassment allegations.[3] In November 2018, RatPac-Dune's minority ownership stake in a library of 76 Warner Bros. films was put for sale, with investors in the fund backing the library to cash out.[13] Vine Alternative Investments made a high bid for the library, but in January 2019, Warner Bros. exercised its rights to match the bid for the library, and essentially acquired RatPac-Dune's stakes. The cost was estimated at nearly $300 million.[14]

RatPac-Dune films

The 75-picture deal is passively covering all movies outside of other production financing deals including those with Village Roadshow Pictures, Gulfstream and Alcon Entertainment and all Harry Potter films.[12] The deal is passive both financially and creatively as RatPac-Dune will not select which films to finance nor have any creative say over the films.[15]

Financed with Warner Bros.
Under Access Entertainment
Financed with Regency Enterprises
Financed with Universal Pictures
Financed with Sony Pictures Entertainment
Financed with RKO Pictures
Financed as RatPac Documentary Films


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  9. Viacom to Sell DreamWorks Film Library. Associated Press. March 18, 2006. Retrieved on July 20, 2009.
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