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Miramax has closed – Long live Miramax?

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

Bob and Harvey Weinstein started Miramax (named after their parents Max and Miriam) about 31 years. They championed many indie films and helped start the careers of people such as Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino.

Now news over at The Warpsays that Disney are closing the Miramax offices and over eighty people will be out of work.

There are also six films sat on the shelf which include.

– Last Night, which revolves around a married couple separated for the night and resisting former lovers

– The Debt, a film that follows three Mossad agents as they set out to capture a notorious Nazi War criminal.

– The Tempest, a big screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s play that features Helen Mirren and comedian Russell Brand.

No word on whether they’ll be bought from another company or if they are buried forever.

About the closure, Harvey Weinstein stated, “I’m feeling very nostalgic right now. I know the movies made on my and my brother Bob’s watch will live on as well as the fantastic films made under the direction of Daniel Battsek. Miramax has some brilliant people working within the organization and I know they will go on to do great things in the industry.”

Still this may not be the end as the Weinsteins may try and buy the name back.

How do you feel about the closure of Miramax?

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