Cable network pays close to $12 million for film
TNT has picked basic cable rights to the Weinstein Co.’s “Inglourious Basterds.”Brad Pitt starrer about avenging Jews who kill Nazis during WWII has been a hit with a $111 million domestic take. Cabler will pay around $12 million for the pic, using the standard cost equation for acquisitions — approximately 8%-10% of the box office, with a cap. “Inglourious Basterds” is the highest-grossing film in director Quentin Tarantino’s career, recently surpassing “Pulp Fiction.” Cabler’s window for airing the film begins in May 2012. Showtime has the pay cable rights.
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