Disney should put out a Craigslist ad for their Miramax sub-division:
famous movie studio, slightly used, up for grabs. lots of oscars won and box office earned for films released many years ago. looking for around $500 mil. message with best offer. logo included (see below).
- Location: West Hollywood, CA
- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interest
Who's currently in the running for the studio that made "Pulp Fiction" and "Clerks"? For awhile, Miramax's original founders – Harvey and Bob Weinstein – had paired up with other investors for a $625m bid. However, talks have apparently ceased between Disney and the Weinsteins. This is not a surprise, since a personality clash was the cause of Disney ousting the brothers in 2005.
Now Disney is talking to financier brothers Alec and Tom Gores about a possible sale. The duo is also eyeing Overture Films, which is a division of Starz.
They'll probably talk to you too, if you've got half a billion dollars lying around.