March 1, 2011 |
Harvey Weinstein vowed he would return to the glory days atop the independent film business, and Sunday night he delivered on that promise. After Weinstein Co. nearly shut down last year, the New York studio's low-cost British drama "The King's Speech" took top honors at this year's Academy Awards, the first best picture victory for the movie impresario since 2002. As when "Shakespeare in Love" defeated "Saving Private Ryan" in 1999, Weinstein's movie prevailed over an early favorite from a big Hollywood studio, in this case Sony Pictures' film about Facebook, "The Social Network.
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.
October 7, 1994 |
The Golden State Baseball League landed another letter of intent from a California city Thursday, bringing the league to within one of its stated goal before proceeding with its plans to open play next summer. Merced, located north of Fresno, became the third city in the past week--and the fifth overall--to open formal negotiations with the proposed minor league, organized by Chatsworth investment banker Bob Weinstein.
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.
October 7, 2005 |
Brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who founded Walt Disney Co.'s Miramax Film, have raised $230.5 million in equity as part of the fundraising for their new movie studio. Weinstein Co. sold shares to 18 investors, according to a recent regulatory filing. The Weinsteins are in negotiations with other investors that may increase the financing to $420 million, and possibly more, a source involved in the talks said. New York-based Weinstein Co.
July 8, 2013 |
The Miramax film company's attempts to reestablish itself as a Hollywood powerhouse hit another snag with the resignation of Chairman Richard Nanula, a veteran executive who formerly held prominent posts at Walt Disney Co. and Amgen Inc. Nanula's departure Sunday came after two websites published photographs last month of a man they identified as the executive having sex with an adult-film actress. Nanula, 53, and his attorney did not respond to requests for comment. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Miramax, founded by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 1979, produced a string of Oscar-winning films, including "Chicago" and "Shakespeare in Love.