Moore, Miramax Cut A Deal

Filmmaker Michael Moore, who claimed recently that Disney CEO Michael Eisner had canceled a deal for Disney-owned Miramax to distribute Moore’s latest documentary, Fahrenheit 911, has struck a distribution deal with Miramax chiefs Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Under the terms of the agreement, the Weinsteins, who have already sunk $6 million into Fahrenheit 911, will distribute the film through a third party. The deal is similar to one the Weinsteins struck with Disney in releasing director Kevin Smith’s religious satire, Dogma, in 1999.