Jeff Rubinov’s Studio 8 has been doing some first-rate hiring of the best in the business. New hires include former Warner Bros. exec Robert Brassel and Mythology Entertainment’s Jon Silk.
Studio 8 agreed in a distribution deal with Sony to produce 6 films a year. This might not prove to be too difficult with the star-studded, hits-laden resumes of the new blood on board of Studio 8. To fund projects, Rubinov expects to raise $1 billion, with a major contributor in China’s Fosun Group.
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Brassel is a grizzled veteran of Warner Bros. after joining in 1986 and overseeing hits such as “The Fugitive, ” “Outbreak, ” Oliver Stone’s “Alexander, ” and “Interview with a Vampire.” He then joined Dreamworks and VP of production before returning to Warner Bros. in 2001.
Rubinov has an impressive track record himself, with ongoing relationships with filmakers Ben Affleck and Christopher Nolan. He also worked on “Gravity” and “The Dark Night.” Silk is also an alumnus of Warner Bros, and was involved with “Gangster Squad.”