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Weinsteins in Talks with Fox?

Old 06-03-04, 09:41 AM
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Weinsteins in Talks with Fox?

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Hollywood heavyweights Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein are reportedly planning to quit Disney and take their Miramax studio to 20th Century Fox. The brothers are thought to have fallen out with Disney bosses after they rejected Michael Moore's Palme D'Or-winning film Fahrenheit 9/11 - reportedly fearing the controversial anti-George W. Bush movie would jeopardize alleged tax breaks afforded to their Florida theme parks by the state's governor, George's brother Jeb Bush. And now they are considering striking a deal to take the hugely successful studio - behind hits Chicago, Shakespeare In Love and Good Will Hunting - to Rupert Murdoch's Fox. A source tells American newspaper the New York Daily News, "There are four scenarios. They could stay with Disney. They could leave Disney with the name but not their 500-film library. They could leave Disney with the library but not the name. Or they could leave with nothing and start over. Notice that three out of the four involve leaving Disney."

I love the quote "Notice that three out of the four involve leaving Disney." In my opinion, I think leaving Disney might be the best thing Miramax could do. And if they did, what a slap in the face to Eisner.
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It's also interesting that a liberal is in talk with a conservative.
Old 06-03-04, 10:52 AM
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Its also interesting that they are still holding on to that "would jeopardize alleged tax breaks afforded to their Florida theme parks by the state's governor" when Disney does not receive any tax breaks and if they did, it wouldn't have anything to do with the Governor. Anytime, I read that in an article I pretty much stop reading after that. When the media starts doing research before printing "facts" I'll start reading again.

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