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Disney's Iger Meets with Weinstein, Gets Cash Offer

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 12, 2010 at 7:42AM

It would be great to see Disney chairman Robert Iger--the subject of a recent lionizing profile in the NYT--do the right thing where Miramax is concerned.
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Thompson on Hollywood

It would be great to see Disney chairman Robert Iger--the subject of a recent lionizing profile in the NYT--do the right thing where Miramax is concerned.

That would mean selling the subsidiary back to the brothers who created it. Iger took over the Disney reins from Michael Eisner the same day, October 1, 2005, that the Weinstein brothers left the company. According to The Wrap, Iger met over the weekend at Iger's home with Harvey Weinstein and a rep from their backer Ron Burkle and extracted a $600-million cash offer competitive with the one offered by the Gores brothers.

If the Weinsteins nail down this deal, it would be another piece of good news for Harvey, who is expecting a baby with wife Georgina Chapman.

[Photo of Disney's Robert Iger courtesy of the New York Times.]

This article is related to: Independents, Studios, Players, Weinsteins, Disney


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