Disney-Miramax Infighting Causing Concern

“Miramax, the alpha distributor that long dominated the indie-film scene, has been embroiled in contentious contract negotiations with parent company Disney, and all signs point to an imminent divorce, with Disney keeping the Miramax name and film library and Miramax co-founders Harry and Bob Weinstein raising money to start another company elsewhere.” But as this year’s edition of Sundance, the premiere indie film festival in the U.S., prepares to kick off, filmmakers associated with Miramax are in an awkward and uncertain position.