Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Harvey and Bob Weinstein Finally Reunited with Miramax Through New Deal


Harvey and Bob Weinstein are finally being reunited with the company they founded, Miramax. They lost the name and their library to Disney several years ago. Disney sold the company to Colony Capital and a group of investors who didn’t know what they were doing, and drove the treasured library into a hole. Now Colony’s smart Thomas Barrack has made a deal to let the Weinsteins run the company and the library, and restore to its original luster.

Now the Weinsteins can make TV series from some of their original hits, including “Good Will Hunting” and “Flirting with Disaster.” They can also take pride in getting back– at least by license– the name they came up with which was dedicated to their parents, Miriam and Max. Miriam Weinstein made a statement today congratulating her sons.

Miramax had several Best Picture winners and nominees including The English Patient, Chicago, and Shakepeare in Love (winners) and Good Will Hunting, Gangs of New York, The Cider House Rules, The Aviator, and Chocolat.

This year the Weinsteins are back in the Oscar game with August: Osage County, Philomena, The Butler and Mandela.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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