Miramax bosses BOB and Harvey Weinstein are throwing a lavish Christmas
party for their staff - despite making hundreds of employees redundant to cut
The movie giant's staff have threatened to boycott the festive bash
insisting the party's $30,000 (GBP16,000) costs would be better spent on
employees, who will suffer further job losses and salary cuts until the
troubled film empire is taken
over my Disney next year (05), website PAGESIX.COM reports.
A disgruntled Miramax worker complains, "We all know we are getting canned
in the near future, we don't have any expense budgets to do anything, and the
majority of people have already been fired - but he's throwing a party?
"Why doesn't he just give us a cash bonus and say, 'Hey, it's been a rough
year, but I appreciate everything?' It's not like anyone is actually going to
go to this party and eat nasty hors d'oeuvres."
A Miramax spokesperson counters, "Bob and Harvey are grateful for their
staff's contributions to Miramax's 15 Golden Globe nominations.
"There will be bonuses and, as for the party, they are damned if they do
and damned if they don't. They are just trying to do something nice."