Miramax Films is an art-house/independent film production company that both produced and distributed films including foreign films over its 31-year history. For its first 14 years the company was privately owned by its founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein. In 1993 the company was acquired by The Walt Disney Company which operated it as a division of the Disney Company after the founders left.
Founded in 1979 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein and headquartered in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Miramax was a leading independent film motion picture distribution and production company before it was acquired by Disney in 1993. The Weinsteins operated Miramax with more creative and financial independence than any other division of Disney, until 2005 when they decided to leave the company and founded The Weinstein Company.
Until recently, Miramax Films was an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, the world's preeminent media & entertainment company in the field of family entertainment. In 2010, The Walt Disney Company sold Miramax Films for $675 million to partners Morgan Creek, Colony Capital and David Bergstein.
Inception Date: 1974