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Bergstein Claims He Was Shafted In Miramax Deal

In the run-up to Disney's sale of its Miramax division in December 2010, the leading contender in the bidding was referred to in the trade press as the Bergstein group, after film financier David Bergstein...

Struggling Relativity Finds White Knight

Supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle, who has been seeking to establish a beachhead in Hollywood, may finally have done so. He reportedly has acquired a 25-percent stake in Ryan Kavanaugh's struggling Relativity Media from Elliott Management...

Kevin Smith Wants To Direct Unsellable Movies

Kevin Smith will only take on movies that other studios have turned down.The director is planning to quit filmmaking following the release of his next project 'Hit Somebody', but will instead distribute movies through his...

Netflix Riles Subscribers Again

On the heels of its decision to separate its rent-by-mail and rent-by-streaming services and require subscriptions for one or the other or both, Netflix has now imposed a new policy that permits a subscriber to...

At Theaters Storm Outside, Doldrums Inside

For three weeks, box-office pundits have been writing that The Help has "exceeded expectations." Now it's expected to top the box office again, and the question is is that expectation too high? Analysts have been...

New Movie-rental Site Facebook

Facebook may not be the go-to place for renting movies online -- but it would clearly like to be. To that end, the social network announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with...

Weinsteins To Produce Broadway Stage Shows

Harvey Weinstein, who in the past has invested in Broadway productions and has producer credit on such stage shows as The Producers, Billy Elliot, and All Shook Up , is preparing to make The Weinstein...

Netflix Denies It's Planning To Create Shows For Streaming

Netflix has denied a New York Post report that it is likely to begin producing original shows and stream them to its subscribers. Netflix Vice President Steve Swasey told USA Today that it has no...

Warners Putting Up More Films On Facebook

Raising the question, who needs Netflix when you've got Facebook, Warner Bros. on Sunday added five more films that can be rented via their Facebook pages using $3-4 worth of Facebook Credits (which can be...

Weinstein "Things Can Turn Around Really Fast"

Harvey Weinstein is celebrating his return to the upper echelons of movie moguldom after years of failure following his departure from Miramax and Disney in 2005, interrupted only by the success of Inglourious Basterds in...

Espn Team Disney's Biggest Star

It may be its least Disneyish business, but ESPN turned out to be the star of the Walt Disney Co.'s first-quarter earnings report, which saw a 54-percent leap in net income over the same period...

Weinstein To Make Personal Appeal To Mpaa Over Blue Valentine

Harvey Weinstein will personally appear before the MPAA ratings appeal board to ask that the NC-17 rating meted out to Blue Valentine be reduced to an R rating, Deadline.com's Pete Hammond reported on Monday. "Usually...

Google's Youtube Vying For Miramax Library

In an apparent effort to maintain its lead as the Internet's top video site, Google-owned YouTube is reportedly in talks with the new owners of Miramax about acquiring online rights to its sizable movie library....

Tutor Deal Still On To Buy Miramax

Ron Tutor and his Colony Capital on Thursday attempted to shoot down numerous reports suggesting his $660-million deal to buy Miramax from Disney may have encountered a hitch with the departure of James Robinson from...

New Hitch In Miramax Sale

Two principal investors in the deal to buy Miramax from Disney have pulled out, leaving the remaining two principals, construction magnate Ron Tutor and private equity firm Colony Capital, with the choice of either putting...

Takers Takes First

Fewer moviegoers turned up at theaters on Sunday than the studios had expected -- and far fewer decided to take in The Last Exorcism . While the movie opened strongly on Friday, well ahead of...

Moviegoers Spend On The Expendables , Little Else

Reviving the stardom of Sylvester Stallone and reinvigorating the beleaguered Lionsgate studio, The Expendables held on to the box-office lead for the second weekend in a row, earning $16.97 million and bringing its 10-day gross...

Stallone Likely To Whip Five New Challengers

Five new films -- count 'em, five! -- are scheduled to debut in wide release this weekend, but many box-office forecasters are predicting that last week's winner, The Expendables , starring Sylvester Stallone, will retain...

Disney Finally Sells Miramax

It's finally a done deal -- Walt Disney's sale of Miramax to an investors group led by construction magnate Ron Tutor, that is. The group, which includes real-estate firm Colony Capital, gave itself a new...

Tutor Puts Up $40 Million; Miramax Deal Should Close Soon

Responding to a put-up-or-shut-up demand by Disney, construction magnate Ron Tutor and his partners on Wednesday agreed to pay Disney a nonrefundable $40 million as a down-payment on their reported $675-million deal to buy Miramax....

Miramax Bidder Must Put Up $40 Million By Wednesday

With questions still up in the air over whether a group headed by construction magnate Ron Tutor will actually be able to come up with the $675-700 million that it reportedly has offered the Walt...

Hope Rises For Weinsteins In Miramax Sale

Fortress Investments has forcefully denied a New York Post report that it has cut its ties with Bob and Harvey Weinstein and is pulling out of the deal to buy Miramax from Disney. In a...

Weinsteins Lose Backers For Miramax Bid

Any thread of a chance that Bob and Harvey Weinstein might be able to buy back Miramax studio from Disney appears to have broken with a report from the New York Post that their principal...

Tutor Claims Thr Misquoted Him

Construction magnate Ron Tutor, who is leading the group buying Miramax from Disney claims he was misquoted in a Hollywood Reporter report about his relationship with controversial investor David Bergstein. The report, written by veteran...

Tutor Says Bergstein Is Out Of Miramax Deal

Construction magnate Ron Tutor, who is heading a group that has agreed to purchase Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Co. for more than $650 million, has told the Hollywood Reporter that David Bergstein, who...

Is Miramax -- At Last -- Sold?

The Walt Disney Co. has reached a tentative deal to sell Miramax Films to an investment group led by Ron Tutor (formerly referred to as an investment group led by David Bergstein), published reports said...

Rob Lowe Joins Group Seeking To Buy Miramax

The group headed by Hollywood investor David Bergstein looking to buy Miramax from Disney has added a new player, actor Rob Lowe, the celebrity website TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing an executive familiar with the...

Rob Lowe To Purchase Miramax?

Rob Lowe is said to be involved in a bid to buy Miramax Films. The 'Brothers & Sisters' actor has been linked to a deal by Tom Barrack's Colony Capital, which is among a number...

Another Take On Collapse Of Weinstein-disney Talks

Ron Burkle, the billionaire investor who was leading the negotiations to buy Miramax from the Walt Disney Co. and put it back in the hands of Bob and Harvey Weinstein to manage, reportedly cut his...

Report "Complicated" Relationship Killed Miramax Deal

The collapse of negotiations between the Walt Disney Co. and the Weinstein Brothers for the sale of Miramax is being attributed to the complicated financial relationship between the Weinsteins and their principal backer, billionaire Ron...

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