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Russell Brand launches production firm

Written by . Published: August 10 2011

Russell Brand has launched his own film production company.

The British funnyman has teamed up with his business partner Nik Linnen to create Branded Films, which has set up home at Warner Bros. studios in California.

In a cheeky statement to Deadline.com, he says, "We, at the newly founded Branded Films, are very excited to announce our new company and the opportunity for puns that it affords us."

The Arthur star, who is married to pop singer Katy Perry, is currently shooting the movie adaptation of hit musical Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige.

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