Fox International (FI), part of the Rupert Murdoch’s owned News Corporation, in a bid to promote regional movies has tied up with noted Tamil director A.R Murugadoss to produce and distribute Tamil films in the country.
Fox STAR Studios is the joint venture between motion films distributor and producer Twentieth Century Fox Corporation and leading media company STAR both, owned by News Corpration. Fox STAR Studios has partnered with A R Murugadoss promoted A.R Murugadoss Productions as per the agreement.
” Murugadoss is a magnet and we are happy to partner with him.. It is just a beginning…”, said Sanford at a press conference in the city.”With a success in Bollywood, we wanted to enter in Tamil film industry”, he said.
He said under the joint venture agreement they have planned to do at least six to seven movies a year.
Expressing happiness over the JV, Murugadoss said it would help Tamil film reach global market. Fox International was present in 42 countries and with that backing films produced under the banner have an opportunity to release in most of these countries, he said.
Murugadoss said as a first step under the co-production a Tamil film to be directed by his long time associate Saravanan with new star cast would be produced. The movie was slated to be released by February 2011, he said.