I’ve learned from London sources that Harvey Weinstein wants to buy back the Miramax name from Disney and is already making moves towards that goal. The company that put him on the map is now defunct at the Mouse House, so this should be easier to accomplish than before. In fact, Harv just scooped up 2 Miramax executives Peter Lawson and Lucas Webb. The two bothers founded Miramax in 1979; it combined the first names of their parents — Max and Miriam. So obviously there’s a strong emotional tie. The bros sold Miramax to Disney in 1993, but left behind the name and the library when they walked away because of a money feud with Michael Eisner and started the The Weinstein Company in 2005. They’ve never been able to duplicate their success at Miramax.
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