July 31, 2012 |
Warner/Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has acquired the copyrights of film scores from hundreds of Miramax movies, including "Good Will Hunting," "The Cider House Rules," "Gangs of New York" and "Finding Neverland. " Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday morning, were not disclosed. The acquisition includes the publishing rights as well as the master recordings of scores in Miramax's entire catalog of more than 700 films. "The digital age continues to create new ways for music to be licensed, whether it's on YouTube, games or TV shows," Cameron Strang, chairman of Warner/Chappell, said in an interview.
May 13, 2004 |
Walt Disney Co. is finalizing a deal to sell Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" to Harvey and Bob Weinstein. In an unusual move, Disney will allow the Weinsteins, co-chairmen of its subsidiary Miramax Films -- which financed the film -- to buy the project for $5 million to $6 million, about the amount Miramax has spent on the property. "Whatever current interests Miramax has in the film would be acquired by Bob and Harvey personally," Disney spokeswoman Zenia Mucha said.
June 8, 2005 |
Peter Abrams, the producer of "Underclassman," says his movie was caught in the "Weinstein-Disney buzz saw." He's hardly alone. Over the next three months, Miramax Films, founded and operated by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, will release at least 10 movies, including seven films that have been gathering dust on the studio's shelves for up to four years.
May 5, 2000 |
The two brothers who founded Walt Disney's Miramax Films, the leading distributor of independent films such as "Shakespeare in Love," the "Scream" series and "The Cider House Rules," have agreed to stick with Disney seven more years, the company said Thursday. Bob and Harvey Weinstein had been getting informal feelers by other studios in anticipation of their contracts expiring in two years. They sold Miramax to Disney for about $75 million in 1993.
April 5, 1993
After your article about our company appeared (Column One, "The Climbing Game," March 29), we just wanted to let you know that we have signed up for a series of Management 101 courses at a local community college. Our day now consists of: 9 a.m.: How to Get Rid of Our Type A Personalities. 10 a.m.: How to Delegate Authority. 11 a.m.: Dealing With Your Current Employees. Noon-5 p.m.: Dealing With Your Ex-Employees. 5-5:15 p.m.: Brotherly Love, Meditation & Chanting.
April 6, 2001 |
While one brother entertained Hollywood's A-list at a pre-Oscar bash in Beverly Hills for his art-house movie "Chocolat," the younger sibling was holed up in a lower Manhattan office poring over marketing details for the release of his family adventure film "Spy Kids." Bob Weinstein, the one who skipped the party, was making sure that the $36-million James-Bond-for-kids action feature would become another lucrative franchise for his 7-year-old Dimension Films.