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Miramax Studios to Close

Posted in News with tags , , on 2010/01/29 by mattermind

I knew it was a bad time for serious drama, but — wow.  This follows local news that the venerable Pasadena Playhouse is scheduled to shut down.

Consider me depressed.

‘The house that Quentin Tarantino built’ is closing its doors. Miramax Studios is closing its offices in Los Angeles and New York City, the company announced in an e-mail that made the Hollywood rounds.

In 1979, the indie film company was founded by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein. The studio was perhaps best known for distributing critical and commercial hits like Kevin Smith’s “Clerks,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and all of Quentin Tarantino’s early films like “Reservoir Dogs” and most notably, “Pulp Fiction.” The studio was eventually acquired by Disney in 1993.

Six films have yet to be released. They are expected to be either shelved or get a limited theatrical release before landing on DVD.