For years Touchstone Pictures was the black sheep of the Disney family. No one really wanted to talk about them and their non-Disney films. But there they were all those years making money for the mouse. Then along came Miramax and the Weinstein Brothers and a new level of blacksheep-dom was set.
Miramax has been making good money for the Disney Company for some time now, but the contract with between the Weinstein Brothers and Disney is just about up and speculation has been running wild for sometime now. The LA Times had an interesting story (pesky free registration required) that looked at the Bottom Line and came up with an interesting answer. Maybe Disney doesn’t need both brothers… just the really profitable one.