Russell Brand opens his own film studio

Star names company 'Branded Films'

Russell Brand has opened his own film studio in Hollywood, with his production partner, Nik Linnen.

The comedian, writer and star of Get Him To The Greek and Hop, has named his company, Branded Films.

In a statement released to, Brand said:

We at the newly founded Branded Films are very excited to announce our new company and the opportunity for puns that it affords us. Our offices will be on the (WB) lot, our sincere hope is that we’ll be in that water tower in which some of the Looney Tunes also live. For this we will expect a reduced rent.

Brand and Linnen have hired Beau Bauman to run the company.

In the press release, Brand also revealed – in a self-deprecating manner – that the company will mainly be making films for the actor to star in:

If you have any film ideas, send them to: Beau Bauman, the water tower, Warner Bros, Hollywood, America (care of E Fudd). We particularly welcome ideas that could feature a long-haired actor with an unintelligible accent (Rasputin/Tarzan/British Jesus). That’s all folks.

Russell Brand will next star in Rock Of Ages for Warner Bros, alongside Tom Cruise. It is due for release in June 2012.