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[3 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Developing Film Adaptation of ‘Artemis Fowl’ with Harvey Weinstein

The popular book series Artemis Fowl will soon be adapted into a film, it was announced this week, as Disney revealed that they will be developing the film with former head of Miramax Harvey Weinstein. This will be Weinstein’s first time working with Disney since the two famously parted ways in 2005, when Weinstein and brother Bob Weinstein left the company to form The Weinstein Co.
Published by Disney Publishing Worldwide, Artemis Fowl tells the story of the 12-year-old millionaire and criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl, who takes on more than he realizes …

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[9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
$600 Million Bid Offered for Disney’s Miramax: Billionaire Investor Partners to Make the Move

It’s been rumored by entertainment executives that Disney was asking for $650 million to acquire their Miramax division. The latest bid by billionaire investor Ron Burkle, teamed up with movie producers Bob & Harvey Weinstein, has become the closest to that asking price offering a stiff $600 million bid. Already nervous about overpaying for the art-house studio they aren’t expected to raise that offer if competition heats up within the small pool of bidders.
Burkle & his Yucaipa Cos., who have been extremely successful in numerous supermarket & grocery chain …