Harvey Weinstein has had this nasty tendency to shelve movies that he didn’t feel he could market successfully. This caused some movies to be held back at the studio long after they were shot.
But with the Weinstein brothers separating out from Miramax Studios (and the real cause of the separation, the self-destructing Disney behemoth), this leads to all sorts of complications. What to do with all those movies?
Well, we’re sure it’s not going to kill anyone, but apparently there’s going to be a flood of movies come this late-summer.
As early as last October, one Hollywood agency circulated an internal memo showing that Disney had waived its rights in more than two dozen Miramax projects in development, and that the Weinsteins planned to let go of at least a third of them, including a high-profile remake of the musical “Damn Yankees!” That project’s producers, Craig Zadon and Neil Meron, declined through a spokesman to comment.
But the most visible sign of the Weinsteins’ departure will be the unusual number of Miramax releases this year, including a few that have been gathering dust for some time. The sudden activity will probably be a boon to some filmmakers, who have seen their projects languish; but others may be concerned about the company’s ability to support their films with advertising and publicity in a period of transition.
How many movies are going to be flooding your Cineplex? The linked article says something like 22 movies.
How many of them will actually be worth the price of admission? Hard to say at this point. I mean, they released “JERSEY GIRL” and held back some of these? ew. Things don’t look promising.