It seems Miramax, the onetime indie giant of the movie industry, has now bitten the dust and been decimated by Disney. Miramax’s last movie, Everybody’s Fine, starring Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore, opened in New York last night.
The New York Times reports: “It’s a bittersweet night,” said Daniel Battsek, the outgoing president of Miramax, joking that at least the title of the final movie was upbeat. “It could’ve been There Will Be Blood or Gone Baby Gone.
We’re not laughing.
Gone are the days of Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Miramax co-founders, who were among the first supporters of De Niro’s Tribeca Film enterprises.
Miramax: another casualty of Corporate Big Boys. A mouse has taken down an indie king.