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“UNTOUCHABLE” to be distributed by the Weinstein Co.

HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has acquired from Gaumont all rights to UNTOUCHABLE, the French language film produced by Quad Films. The deal covers all rights in North America, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, China and distribution rights for pan-Asian satellite TV. TWC[...]

Julian Schnabel’s ‘Miral’ gets picked up by The Weinstein Company

HollywoodNews.com: The Weinstein Company has acquired North American theatrical rights from Pathé to Julian Schnabel’s latest film Miral. The film chronicles Hind Husseinis efforts to establish an orphanage in Jerusalem after the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. Miral is based on a novel[...]

Ben Affleck back with The Weinstein Company in “The Company Men”

BY STAFF The Weinstein Company announced today that they have acquired US rights to The Company Men, the first feature film by acclaimed writer/director John Wells. The Company Men is a powerful and heartwrenching portrayal of corporate downsizing with acclaimed performances by Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner and Tommy[...]

Harvey Weinstein feeling lonely without Miramax

Deadline.com has reported that Harvey Weinstein wants to buy back his old Miramax name that originally got him his start. Weinstein has already hired Miramax executives Peter Lawson and Lucas Webb, show sold the name to Disney in 1993 but weren’t able to carry with them the library of films[...]