After Miramax, the Weinstein Brothers Struggle to Regain Their Touch

The famously aggressive (crass?, film-loving?, intimidating?) studio-heads who pioneered the assault on Hollywood that characterized American independent film distribution in the 1980s and 1990s, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, have been struggling in recent years. Since losing control over Miramax and founding The Weinstein Company in 2005, the brothers Weinstein have released about 70 films - with an uncharacteristic number of flops. The NY Times (in an Aug. 15, 2009 article) examines what has gone wrong and whether the rumors of imminent collapse at the Weinstein Company are true.

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