Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
You have got to be shitting me. OK, quick recap on the attempt by Disney to sell off the Miramax name and catalog. Early in the game there were three major sets of bidders: Ron Burkle and the Weinsteins; the cash-rich Gores Brothers; and investor Ron Tutor and his advisor partner David Bergstein.
That’s the same David Bergstein who ran ThinkFilms and Capitol Films into the ground, stranded David O. Russell’s film Nailed (and other films, like Taylor Hackford’s Love Ranch) and is currently facing down bankruptcy proceedings and other legal troubles. There’s also the accusation that he owed a million bucks to Mandalay Bay Casino in Vegas.
Now he and Tutor have an exclusive window in which to write and conclude a deal to purchase Miramax. Read More »