Good Will Hunting

Miramax on the block for US$1 billion

The owners of Miramax are weighing selling the company and, if they proceed, have put a price tag of about US$1 billion on the US producer and distributor. Bloomberg broke the story and reported that Miramax is talking to banks about a possible sale. The company has a deep movie library and has also moved […]

Swiss Netflix rival launches, preps original comedy

Liberty Global-owned Swiss operator UPC Cablecom has launched a subscription video-on-demand offering, MyPrime, that is to offer an original comedy series. The service will also offer several thousand classic films, series, children’s programmes and documentaries as well as programming from public broadcaster SRF. The move comes ahead of Netflix’s imminent launch in the country. MyPrime […]

Starz moves into original unscripted programming

US cable net Starz has ordered its first original unscripted series, The Chair. The show will pit two first-time directors against each other as they craft a film from the same screenplay. It will document the filmmaking process through to theatrical release of the two movies. Audience voting and interaction will determine which of the […]

Lifetime preps global launch for Minnie Driver TV movie

Female-skewing cable network Lifetime will launch TV movie Return to Zero simultaneously across its international footprint later this year. The film stars Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) and Paul Adelstein (Private Practice) and tells the story of a couple coming to terms with the loss of their unborm child. As they deal with the stress […]

Miramax and Weinstein pact, develop Good Will Hunting series

Miramax and The Weinstein Company have inked a wide-ranging agreement for the development, production and distribution of new TV projects and movies. The multiyear deal will include the development of Miramax movie Good Will Hunting as a TV series. TWC will sell it in the US and Miramax internationally. The same model will apply to […]