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Disney Finally Sells Miramax

30th July 2010

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...

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Miramax Bidder Must Put Up $40 Million By Wednesday

27th July 2010

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...

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Disney Sending Producers To Pixar For Brainstorming

22nd July 2010

With Walt Disney Co.'s live-action movies performing modestly and, in some recent cases, failing at the box office while its Pixar releases soar, the company is now dispatching its Burbank producers to Pixar's Emeryville headquarters...

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Tutor Says Bergstein Is Out Of Miramax Deal

12th July 2010

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...

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Is Miramax -- At Last -- Sold?

9th July 2010

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...

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Feds Raid Alleged Pirate Websites

1st July 2010

In what appeared to be a massive, unprecedented raid on websites showing pirated movies, federal authorities including more than 100 agents on Wednesday shut down several sites offering downloads of recent films, saying that they...

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Nicolas Cage's School Reunion

1st July 2010

Nicolas Cage found a director for his new film at a school play.The actor - who plays a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan in his new movie 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' - wanted former schoolmate Jon Turtletaub...

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Report Final Network Holdout Cbs To Join Hulu

24th June 2010

CBS, which is the only major broadcast network that does not provide programs on Hulu.com, may begin doing so at the beginning of the fall season, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people with direct...

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Pirates 4 Script Found In Cafe

22nd June 2010

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' script has been found in a London cafe.A copy of the top-secret storyline was found in the British eatery by a fan, after film bosses stopped for...

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Disney Selling Tickets Via Facebook

2nd June 2010

The Walt Disney Co. has introduced a new Facebook application that allows users to buy movie tickets on the social networking site and alert friends to join them, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday)....

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Alice In Wonderland's Billion Breakthrough

28th May 2010

'Alice in Wonderland' has taken more than $1 billion at the international box office. The Tim Burton-directed fantasy - which stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen -is...

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Another Take On Collapse Of Weinstein-disney Talks

27th May 2010

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...

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Senator Kohl Puts Conditions On Comcast Takeover Of Nbc

27th May 2010

If Comcast takes over control of NBC Universal, it should divest NBC's interest in Hulu, the second largest video website behind YouTube that the network owns with the Walt Disney Co. and News Corp, Wisconsin...

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Soapnet To Go Down The Drain In 2012

27th May 2010

Like many of the shows that have appeared on it over the past decade, the cable channel SOAPnet is all washed up -- or will be in 2012. That's when the Walt Disney Co. intends...

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Report "Complicated" Relationship Killed Miramax Deal

26th May 2010

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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Disney Ends Talks With Weinsteins Over Miramax

25th May 2010

Just when it appeared that a deal for Harvey and Bob Weinstein to buy back Miramax, the company that they founded, from the Walt Disney Co. was just lacking i's to dot and t's to...

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Britney Spears' Frozen Afterlife

25th May 2010

Britney Spears wants to be frozen after she dies. The 'Break the Ice' superstar is reportedly obsessed with cryogenic freezing technology, and wants her body preserved in liquid nitrogen after her death.A friend of Britney's...

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Saban Buys Back Power Rangers For $100 Million

13th May 2010

Power Rangers are morphing into Haim Saban characters again. The media mogul, who once cornered the market on kids shows aimed at young boys -- many of them American versions of popular Japanese productions --...

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Alice A Wonder For Disney

12th May 2010

Demonstrating how a single blockbuster film can turn a movie studio around, the Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that its operating income increased during the second quarter to $223 million from just $13 million for...

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Abc Sees No Sign Of Economic Recovery

12th May 2010

While numerous trade reports have indicated that advertisers are returning to the broadcast networks and that an economic turnaround for the television industry appears to be in progress, no such signs were evident in the...

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Have The Weinsteins Bought Back Miramax?

16th April 2010

Conflicting reports about the sale of the Walt Disney Co.'s defunct Miramax unit popped up on numerous entertainment-related websites on Thursday, initiated by a Hollywood Reporter "exclusive" maintaining that Bob and Harvey Weinstein had won...

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Weinsteins Take The Lead In Miramax Bidding

13th April 2010

Harvey and Bob Weinstein now appear to be the frontrunners in the bidding to acquire Miramax, the company that they founded, from the Walt Disney Co. after sweetening their offer to about $600 million in...

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Investor Agrees To Pay Top Dollar For Miramax

8th April 2010

Pangea Media Group, headed by investor David Bergstein, reportedly is prepared to meet the Walt Disney Co.'s asking price of $700 million for Miramax, particularly if the studio will include an unreleased animated film Gnomeo...

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Abc Marries Apple's Ipad

2nd April 2010

In advance of Saturday's debut of Apple's iPad, ABC on Thursday introduced its free ABC Player App, allowing users to watch -- in the beginning, at least -- about ten ABC shows, including Lost, Castle,...

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Curtain Falling On At The Movies

25th March 2010

The Walt Disney Company's syndication unit, Disney/ABC Domestic TV, announced Tuesday that it will drop its movie critic series At the Movies after 24 years. It originally debuted on public television in 1975 with Chicago...

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Will Disney Spin Off Abc?

11th March 2010

Walt Disney Co. chief Robert Iger stunned company shareholders Wednesday when he said that while Disney is currently "comfortable" with its current mix of assets, it's keeping its options open regarding a possible spin-off of...

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In Effort To Attract Boys, Disney Changes Rapunzel Title

10th March 2010

Executives of the Walt Disney Co. are taking steps to ensure that its upcoming animated film based on the Bros. Grimm fairy tale Rapunzel won't be rejected by boys as The Princess and the Frog...

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Battle Between Cablevision And Disney Heats Up

3rd March 2010

Cablevision chief James Dolan on Tuesday blasted threats by the Walt Disney Co. to pull the signal of WABC-TV from the cable provider on Sunday unless it receives a substantial raise in retransmission-consent fees. "Fundamental...

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Tim Burton Intrigued By Alice

26th February 2010

Tim Burton wanted to shake up 'Alice in Wonderland'. The 51-year-old director admits he wanted to work on the movie because he had never "clicked" with previous adaptations of the Lewis Carroll book. He said:...

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Theater Chain Shuts Out Alice

23rd February 2010

Odeon and UCI Cinemas, the largest movie theater chain in Europe, said Monday that it will refuse to screen Walt Disney's upcoming Alice in Wonderland in the U.K., Ireland, and Italy. It had previously indicated...

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