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Sat, 05 Nov 2016 21:36:53 GMT
Miriam Weinstein, 90  -  Westport Now
After Miramax was founded in 1979, originally just to distribute independent films, she was the receptionist at the company's first Manhattan headquarters. She was born Feb.17, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to parents Joseph and Sarah Postol. She grew up in ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:56:53 GMT

Furby Getting Movie Treatment  -  AceShowbiz
No director and actors are attached to the project, but Bob Weinstein said, "In the past, I was producing and releasing between seven and eight films a year and the quality suffered. Going forward, I decided on bringing my productions to three or four ...
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:33:21 GMT
There's a Furby Movie in the Works, Because That Toy Was a Thing Once  -  /FILM
Even though Hollywood has slowed down a little bit when it comes to turning brand name toys and games into movies, that doesn't mean they're dead. The Weinstein Company has just announced development on a new movie based on one of the hottest ...
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:17:30 GMT

This goddamn Furby movie better be a psychological thriller  -  The Independent
Another day, another kids' toy adaptation absolutely no-one asked for (remember the Beyblade one?). The Weinstein Company co-head Bob Weinstein announced at the American Film Market (via Variety) a live-action/CGI hybrid film based around Furbys ...
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:00:56 GMT

AFM: TWC's David Glasser Praises Robust TV Division, Film Team  -  Variety
What a difference a year makes. David Glasser shocked industry watchers last summer when he resigned as COO/president of The Weinstein Co., only to reverse course within a few weeks and re-up with the indie studio through 2018. Following his famous ...
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:40:32 GMT

Weinstein brothers in mourning for mother Miriam  -  TV3.ie
Miriam, who partly inspired the name of the brother's first film company, Miramax, passed away on Wednesday (02Nov16) at her home in Westport, Connecticut, a spokesman for their current film studio The Weinstein Company told the New York Times.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 03:47:54 GMT

Harvey Weinstein Responds After UK Parliament Block Law Pardoning Thousands Criminalized for Being Gay  -  PEOPLE.com
He committed suicide 1954 at the age of 41. Weinstein, who distributed the film via The Weinstein Company, wrote a letter after the British Parliament blocked the law last week through a filibuster. The law was the result of a petition his company ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:56:45 GMT

Miriam Weinstein, Mother and Backbone of Original Miramax, Dies at 90  -  New York Times
“I remember when they called from Buffalo and told me they had named the company Miramax — meaning Miriam and Max,” referring to her husband, Ms. Weinstein told The New York Times in 1997. “It was the ultimate compliment for a mother and dad.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:03:33 GMT

Bob Weinstein, Mark Wahlberg Preview TWC-Dimension's New Franchise Focus  -  TheWrap
Don't call it a comeback, but Bob Weinstein himself said it's been quite a while since we've heard from his half of The Weinstein Company — TWC-Dimension. It's the production label that sparked an early aughts phenomenon with the “Scream” films, a ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:04:44 GMT

'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Current War'  -  TheWrap
Tom Holland, the star of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” has been cast as Thomas Edison's trusted colleague, Samuel Insull, in The Weinstein Company's historical drama “The Current War,” TheWrap has learned. The film also stars other superhero movie stars ...