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Miramax: Disney gives another team a chance

Perhaps what’s most amazing about this is that Disney has multiple bidders for Miramax, and even one who came close to Disney’s asking price. The studio’s primary value is its library, which is diminished by the current state of affairs vis-a-via lax DVD sales. Sequels… Read More »Miramax: Disney gives another team a chance

Weinsteins out of Disney for Miramax

The Weinstein Brothers attempt to reclaim control of the film studio they founded has more ups and downs than the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. I’m sure it feels that way for them too. Reuters is reporting that ‘sources familiar with the situation’ (which is… Read More »Weinsteins out of Disney for Miramax

Weinsteins out! Battsek in at Miramax

With the Weinstein brothers departing their Disney owned Miramax Studios this October, Disney has named a new President as replacement. Daniel Battsek will move from his position at Buena Vista International UK to take over the studio known for its Oscar winning hits and controversial productions.

News Roundup

Don’t have much time to post recently, if you haven’t noticed. But I’m working on it. If you happened to visit the new OrlandoSentinel website this morning you would have seen these three stories in the news. The Weinstein Brothers are emptying the storage closet ahead of their departure from the Disney fold. A few… Read More »News Roundup

One eye on the future

To stay ahead of the pack they say you have to keep one eye on the future and one eye on the competition. If you want the best info on DreamWorksSKG then you can’t do much better than the DreamWorks SKG Fansite. This site has the latest news, upcoming releases, and the occaisional editorial.  For… Read More »One eye on the future

Miramax Brothers lose name, jobs, gain freedom

According to the LA Times the Weinstein brothers and the Walt Disney Company has agreed to the details of their upcoming split. Sadly the brothers will have to give up the name that was derived from the names of their parents. I’m sure they’ll get over it. Hundreds of other company founders have. Miramax will… Read More »Miramax Brothers lose name, jobs, gain freedom

Miramax Primer

For all of you attempting to follow along with the Disney, Miramax, and Weinstein brothers contract negotiations, The New Statesman has a great primer. I imagine a lot of this is up in the air until the next CEO of Disney is decided upon.

Slings and Arrows

Newsweek has an article about the future of Miramax, The Weinstein Bros, and Disney. To many this is a battle of wills and egos between two of the movie industries most powerful people, Eisner and Harvey Weinstein. As is the case in battles there are often casualties, and in this case its the people who… Read More »Slings and Arrows