SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax today announced that Lindsay Gardner and Bob Cook will serve as Strategic Advisors to the Company, reporting to Miramax CEO Mike Lang. They will work with the Miramax management team, including Eric Doctorow (EVP, Worldwide Home Entertainment and Distribution) and Joe Patrick (SVP, Head of TV/Digital Sales) on a broad range of strategic initiatives including: digital distribution, domestic TV syndication and development of Miramax-branded cable networks.
BEVERLY HILLS and SANTA MONICA, CA – Netflix, Inc. [NASDAQ: NFLX] and Miramax today announced a multi-year agreement under which Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch some of the world’s most loved and acclaimed motion pictures from the Miramax film library. It is the first time Miramax titles have become available through a digital subscription service.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax today announced that Joe Patrick has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Domestic Television & Digital Sales, effective immediately. Patrick will be responsible for all Miramax domestic television sales to broadcast and cable networks as well as digital deals.
SANTA MONICA, CA – Miramax today announced that Mitzi Reaugh has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, effective immediately. Reaugh will lead Miramax’s business development efforts across the company, including digital initiatives, international opportunities and business extensions.
MONTREAL and SANTA MONICA – Alliance Films and Miramax today announced that they have renewed their long-standing film distribution partnership. Under the agreement, Alliance has extended its distribution rights in all media in Canada. Included are such iconic films as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, No Country for Old Men, Chicago and Good Will Hunting.
NEEDHAM, MA and SANTA MONICA, CA – Echo Bridge Entertainment, a leading worldwide distribution company, and Miramax announced today that they have entered into a domestic distribution deal. Under the long-term deal, Echo Bridge will distribute 251 titles from the distinguished Miramax film library via DVD and Blu-ray to retailers around the country utilizing Echo Bridge’s unique merchandising and distribution techniques.
NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA – FilmDistrict and Miramax today announced that FilmDistrict has acquired all U.S. rights to DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and that a wide release has been scheduled for August 12. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Johnson, the film stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thompson and marks the directorial debut of Troy Nixey.
SANTA MONICA, CA, VANCOUVER, BC and PARIS, FR – LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading diversified filmed entertainment studio, Studiocanal and Miramax announced today that they have entered into a worldwide home entertainment distribution deal. Under the long-term deal, Lionsgate and Studiocanal will distribute more than 550 titles from the renowned Miramax film library via DVD, Blu-ray, EST and Internet Video On Demand (VOD), in addition to cable VOD internationally.
Focus Features and Universal Pictures International to Distribute Miramax’s Espionage Thriller The Debt, Starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington
NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA – The espionage thriller The Debt will be distributed for Miramax by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International (UPI). Focus will release The Debt in the U.S. nationwide on Wednesday, August 26th, and UPI will release the film internationally.
Tribeca Film and Miramax Announce Distribution Deal for Last Night Starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillame Canet
NEW YORK, NY and SANTA MONICA, CA – Tribeca Film and Miramax today announced they are teaming up on the U.S. release of Last Night, an intricately layered relationship drama starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. Tribeca Film has acquired theatrical, VOD and select digital rights to Last Night and plans to release the film in Spring 2011 theatrically in multiple U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles, and also via national VOD outlets and on additional platforms.
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 commercially successful films 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, Copland 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.