Broth­ers miss Mi­ra­max

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - dclarke@irish­times.com

The tale of the We­in­steins’ ef­forts to buy back Mi­ra­max has – for them at least – ended sadly. Walt Dis­ney has op­er­ated the com­pany, founded by Bob and Har­vey back in 1979, since the broth­ers de­parted in Septem­ber 2005. Given that Mi­ra­max (part of the Dis­ney em­pire for nearly 20 years) was named for the broth­ers’ par­ents, it is hardly sur­pris­ing they were so ea­ger to get it back.

It has emerged that the new pro­pri­etors of Mi­ra­max are to be a prop­erty mag­nate and the head of a fi­nan­cial in­vest­ment out­fit. Ron­ald Tu­tor and Tom Bar­rack now own the rights to the name and have con­trol over a back cat­a­logue of some 700 ti­tles.

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