Tag Archives: Miramax Books

The Weinstein Co. launches new label to bring new content to new platforms

HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have joined forces with TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein to create a new TWC label to bring new films and other specialty entertainment to audiences simultaneously across multiple digital and traditional platforms. Quinn and Janego will[...]

The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes to be co-produced by DIimension Films and Miramax

HollywoodNews.com: Dimension Films and Miramax today announced the production of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE LOST TAPES. This is the first film to be produced under the agreement between Miramax and The Weinstein Company to create sequels to some of Miramax’s best-known properties. Dimension also announced that it has acquired the[...]

Helen Mirren’s “Debt” picked up by Focus Features

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “The Debt,” an espionage thriller with Sam Worthington and Helen Mirren, held its premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Four months later, it found a home. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International have agreed to distribute the film for Miramax, choosing Wednesday, Aug. 31 as the[...]

Sundance: “My Idiot Brother” sold to The Weinstein Company

hollywoodnews.com: The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has acquired domestic rights to Jesse Peretz’s new film MY IDIOT BROTHER, which had its world premiere Saturday night at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The company also acquired distribution rights for the U.K., Germany, France and Japan. TWC[...]

“Bad Santa,” “Shakespeare In Love” part of Miramax-Weinstein sequel deal

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Are you ready for the further adventures of a smitten Shakespeare? How about more card-shark games with the “Rounders” crew? That seems to be the intention of Miramax films, which today announced a partnership with The Weinstein Company to produce sequels of popular films from the Miramax library.[...]

Weinstein Co. To Explore International Space Mystery with Appollo 18

HollywodoNews.com: The Weinstein Company has acquired “Apollo 18,” the sci-fi thriller based on the screenplay by Brian Miller, winner of the inaugural Astana International Action Film Festival screenplay competition, founded by “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov. Trevor Cawood is set to direct the project. Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff, President of[...]

Miramax sale in limbo

HollywoodNews.com: Disney’s sale of Miramax Films to construction tycoon Ron Tutor looks to be going south. Variety reported that financial backers in Tutor’s $660 million bid have exited. Banks were set to finance $250-$275 million with the rest coming from Morgan Creek founder James Robinson and philanthropist Jerome Swartz, who have[...]

Disney sells Miramax for $660 million

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Disney-Miramax marriage has been annulled. In other words, Disney finally completed a sale on the film shingle. Miramax sold for $660 million to Filmyard Holdings, LLC, this morning, ending several weeks of furious bidding between the Mouse House and several potential Miramax buyers. Reuters reports. With the sale[...]

There is no Miramax without the Weinsteins

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Reports are frantic that the bidding for Miramax is almost over. A group of investors, which doesn’t include Harvey and Bob Weinstein, seems eager to get the once great company. Now Colony Capital, the group that is also co owner of Michael Jackson’s Neverland, is said to[...]

Miramax and Disney talks off “For Now”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Yes, the Wall Street Journal says this morning that talks between Harvey Weinstein-Ron Burkle and Disney over the sale of Miramax are off. However: sources say this has happened before, that the Journal story is spin, and that it’s not over ’til it’s over. Indeed, this story is a[...]
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