Weinsteins looking at Fuse purchase

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Ex-Miramax Pictures chiefs Harvey and Bob Weinstein are reportedly in talks to buy Cablevision's struggling music network Fuse.

Miramax set to release big backlog

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Miramax Films plans to release at least 10 movies over the next three months, clearing a backlog of films that have waited up to four years to be released.

Disney, Miramax finally split

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. and Miramax Film Corp. co-founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein have reached a separation agreement worth a reported $130 million.

Variety: Disney-Weinstein split near

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. might finally sever its partnership with the founders of Miramax Films within days, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Disney, Miramax final split reported near

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. and its subsidiary Miramax Films are close to a final deal to sever their relationship, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Disney signals end to Miramax relationship

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. has formally acknowledged it may soon end its relationship with Miramax Films' Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Analysis: The Disney-Miramax split

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The coming split between The Walt Disney Co. and Miramax is, no doubt, a complicated affair, but at bottom it is most likely a consequence of the increasingly c
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Usher to star in feature film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- R&B singer Usher is to make his feature film debut, playing a kid from the streets who finds himself through his music, Daily Variety said Thursday.

'Fahrenheit' stings theater chain

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- A target of Michael Moore's criticism in "Fahrenheit 9/11" also owns a theater chain that will be showing the film, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Disney may sell Miramax

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. reportedly is considering selling Miramax back to its founders as tensions increase between the Hollywood film studios.

Analysis: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has a date

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" has a U.S. release date, June 25, that presents both challenges and opportunities for Michael Moore and the consortium of companies that will
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'Fahrenheit 9/11' U.S. release date set

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Harvey and Bob Weinstein announced in New York Tuesday that Michael Moore's controversial film "Fahrenheit 9/11" will be released in U.S. theaters June 25.

'Fahrenheit 911' in deal to be resold

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Miramax Pictures co-chairmen have worked out a deal to buy back "Fahrenheit 911" from The Walt Disney Co., so Miramax can find a new film distributor.

Hollywood Digest

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Robert "Bob" Weinstein (born 1954) is an American film and theatre producer, the founder and head of Dimension Films, former co-chairman of Miramax Films, and current head, with his brother Harvey Weinstein, of The Weinstein Company.

Born in Flushing, Queens in New York City, New York, Weinstein grew up in the section of Flushing called Elechester New York City, attending P.S.200 in that area, as well as other local schools, and then went to college in Buffalo, New York. He and his brother, Harvey, are of Jewish heritage.

After graduating from college, Bob, along with his brother Harvey Weinstein, independently produced rock concerts as Harvey & Corky Productions in Buffalo through most of the 1970s. Both Weinstein brothers had grown up with a passion for movies and they nurtured a desire to enter the film industry. In the late 1970s, using profits from their concert promotion business, the brothers created a small independent film distribution company called Miramax, named after their parents - Miriam and Max. The company's first releases were primarily music-oriented concert films such as Paul McCartney's Rockshow. In the early 1980s Miramax acquired the rights to two British films of benefit shows filmed for human rights organization Amnesty International. Working closely with Martin Lewis the producer of the original films, the Weinstein brothers edited the two films into one movie tailored for the American market. The resulting film was released as The Secret Policeman's Other Ball in May 1982 and it became Miramax's first hit. The movie raised considerable sums for Amnesty International and was credited by Amnesty with having helped to raise its profile in the US.

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