Miramax: Deal or No Deal?
Following preemptive reports that the Weinsteins (i.e. their backers, including Ron Burkle) won back their studio, all hell broke loose overnight in the Miramax sweepstakes. In a nutshell, Disney has reportedly denied that a Weinstein sale is imminent; if anything, the Weinsteins are closer to securing an exclusive negotiating window with Disney than they are to striking an actual deal. Come on, competitors David Bergstein and the Gores brothers! Let the Weinsteins have their baby! There's a
perfectly good gently used studio in MGM that could desperately use suitors like you; go harass them, for heaven's sake. [Deadline]