CATEGORY: WORDS: Joshua Kelhoffer

After 31 years, Miramax is closing its offices in New York and Los Angeles, with 80 employees losing their jobs in the process. A total of six films will be shelved, each with uncertain futures.

The studio has had a wide range of success with films like Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Chicago, Kill Bill, and The Crying Game. They also produced films like The Crow and Scream under their Dimension Films label, which has since moved with its founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

In 1993, the film company was purchased by The Walt Disney Company. Even though Miramax Films still operated independently from the other Disney film companies, Disney had final say on what they could release. In 2005, the Weinsteins left Miramax and Disney behind to form a new production company, The Weinstein Company. You can say that was the first nail in the coffin for Miramax.

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