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Cineflix Rights hires Miramax, BBC Studios alum for scripted sales

Cineflix Rights has appointed former Miramax and BBC Studios (BBCS) exec Tom Misselbrook to a newly created role overseeing drama sales. He becomes SVP of scripted sales & development and will be based in London, reporting into Cineflix Rights head of scripted James Durie. Misselbrook will work alongside the sales and acquisitions teams with a […]

ViacomCBS supercharges Miramax after $375m beIN deal

ViacomCBS is to invest more than $200m into Miramax after completing a $375m deal to acquire a 49% stake in the film and TV studio from Middle East media giant beIN Media Group. The agreement, first unveiled last year, sees ViacomCBS becoming a minority partner to beIN, which retains a 51% stake in the company. […]

ViacomCBS strikes deal for minority stake in Miramax from beIN

ViacomCBS has reached a deal with Qatar-based beIN Media to acquire 49% of Miramax. Under the terms of the deal, beIN will retain a 51% stake in Miramax and the studio’s leadership team will remain the same. ViacomCBS will acquire the stake for a total investment of $375m with an initial upfront cash payment of […]

Gaumont hires sales execs as Narcos heads for int’l market

LA-based distributor Gaumont has hired execs from Snap TV and Miramax, news that comes as the firm readies flagship drama Narcos for the international market. Ezequiel Olzanski and Mathilde Rottier (pictured) have joined as VP of Latin American TV distribution and coproduction and VP of US and Canada TV distribution respectively. Next week at Miami […]

A+E hires Miramax vet for distribution

A+E Networks has hired TV and film veteran Richard Tulk-Hart as managing director of international content sales. Based in London, Tulk-Hart will manage all of A+E Network’s content distribution and format licensing activities outside the US. He will report to Patrick Vien, executive managing director of international at A+E. Tulk Hart will oversee staff based […]

Colony ‘yanks Weinstein Company cash injection’

Financier Colony Capital is reportedly pulling its proposed cash injection into beleaguered US producer The Weinstein Company (TWC). Colony had moved to offer “an immediate cash injection” after TWC co-founder Harvey Weinstein became the centre of sexual harassment and rape allegations. However, The New York Times reported Colony has pulled out of the agreement, sending […]

Harvey Weinstein fired over allegations

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded with his brother after multiple allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. Directors at The Weinstein Company (TWC), including Harvey’s brother Robert (Bob) Weinstein, decided to remove the film and TV producer over the weekend. “The directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard […]

BeIN chairman becomes interim Miramax CEO

BeIN Media Group chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has become interim chief executive of US studio Miramax following the exit of the long-serving Steven Schoch. Al-Khelaifi is already Miramax’s chairman following BeIN’s acquisition of the US company last year, and will now take on the CEO post while a replacement for Schoch is found. Schoch had been […]

Discovery hands digital chief control of Nordics

Discovery Networks International has upped Michael Lang, its UK-based corporate development and digital chief and the former CEO of movie studio Miramax, to president, international development, digital and Discovery Nordics. Lang, who will report to Discovery Networks International president and CEO J.B. Perrette in his new role, will be responsible for leading the overall business […]

Misselbrook to lead sales at Miramax Australia

US studio Miramax is promoting EMEA sales director Tom Misselbrook to lead its television distribution efforts in Australia and New Zealand, with a Lionsgate exec drafted in to replace him in the UK, TBI understands. From January, Misselbrook will spearhead the Australian sales branch of Miramax in Sydney following three years at the company’s EMEA […]

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