Miramax said today that its CEO, Mike Lang, has informed the company that he is resigning. Lang has agreed to remain a consultant to the company as it searches for a successor.
Miramax Names Marna Grantham Senior Vice President, Domestic and Latin America Sales; Gloria Lee Joins as Director, Digital Sales
Santa Monica, CA, March 15, 2012 – Miramax today announced two new additions to its International Sales team. Marna Grantham has been named Senior Vice President, Domestic and Latin America Sales, reporting to Joe Patrick, Head of Worldwide Sales. Gloria Lee has been named Director, Digital Sales, reporting to Beth Minehart, Head of Global Digital. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Pam Grier, Star of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, to Attend Screening at C.U. Boulder and Participate in Q&A
BOULDER, CO – University of Colorado Boulder International Film Series (IFS) is proud to announce that on Saturday, February 18th, the IFS will join forces with the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Miramax College Tour to bring PAM GRIER, star of Quentin Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN, to the C.U. Boulder campus for a Q&A following an exclusive 7 p.m. screening of the hit Miramax film in 35 mm.
LONDON, UK, and SANTA MONICA, CA - BT and Miramax today announced a licensing agreement that will bring films from the leading independent studio to BT Vision customers in the UK. The agreement gives BT Vision Unlimited subscribers instant access to a range of films from the Miramax collection, which has received 284 Academy Award nominations and won 68 Oscars.
SAO PAULO and SANTA MONICA – NetMovies Entertainment, Inc. and Miramax today announced a multi-year licensing agreement under which NetMovies customers will have instant streaming access to numerous titles from Miramax’s prestigious film library.
BEVERLY HILLS and SANTA MONICA, CA – Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Miramax today announced a new multi-year digital licensing agreement that will bring a broad range of acclaimed Miramax films to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland. Beginning in early 2012, Miramax titles will be available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the UK and Ireland streamed over the Internet to connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones.
DOHA, QATAR – Miramax today announced its Media Immersion Program, a summer internship opportunity for the university-level students of Qatar to work with Miramax executives in the Company’s Los Angeles or London offices. The goal of the internship is for students to gain considerable experience working in entertainment and media. The inaugural program, created in partnership with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), will be open to university students of Qatar immediately.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to bring a broad array of its critically-acclaimed films to Hulu subscribers in Japan. Beginning immediately, Hulu subscribers in Japan will be able to instantly watch a wide variety of Miramax movies on multiple platforms, including Internet-connected living room devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, and gaming consoles — in addition to PCs, tablets and smartphones.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax announced today the continued build out of its worldwide sales organization and the opening of its first international office in London. The announcement was made by Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax announced today that hundreds of its film titles will become available digitally in international markets for the first time under a multi-year agreement with Netflix. Beginning this month, Netflix members in Latin American territories including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina will be able to instantly watch more than 140 Miramax movies, with dozens of titles being added on a rotating basis.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures containing some of the most original and acclaimed independent films, such as Pulp Fiction, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, Life is Beautiful, and City Of God – as well as scores of commercial hits such as Bridget Jones’s Diary and the Scream, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars®, including four Best Picture awards. Miramax’s world-class global distribution team has successfully brought this acclaimed collection of titles to existing and emerging platforms in nearly every country in the world.
Miramax’s new development projects include both TV and film. Currently the studio is working with industry luminaries to create new derivative television series based on their respective award-winning stories and characters. These titles include Gangs of New York with Martin Scorsese, Cop Land with James Mangold, and Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which is in active production. Miramax, together with Sony’s Screen Gems, will release Jeremy Garelick’s film The Wedding Ringer (starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco) on January 16, 2015.
Miramax was purchased in 2010 by Qatar Holding, together with the investor group led by Miramax Chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.’s Colony Capital, and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with a sales office in London.