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BERGSTEIN CLAIMS HE WAS SHAFTED IN MIRAMAX DEAL

April 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the run-up to Disney’s sale of its Miramax division in December 2010, the leading contender in the bidding was referred to in the trade press as the Bergstein group, after film financier David Bergstein who had reportedly put together the consortium that turned out to be the winning bidder at $660 million. Now, in […]

DAMNING COURT REPORT ON BERGSTEIN RESEALED — TOO LATE

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a case of what amounts to closing the barn door after the horse is gone, a federal bankruptcy judge has resealed a 374-page report by a court-appointed trustee on the business practices of film executive David Bergstein and his associate Ronald Tutor after the news media had already gotten their hands on it. Reports […]

TUTOR CLAIMS “THR” MISQUOTED HIM

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Construction magnate Ron Tutor, who is leading the group buying Miramax from Disney claims he was misquoted in a Hollywood Reporter report about his relationship with controversial investor David Bergstein. The report, written by veteran showbiz reporter Alex Ben Block, had quoted Tutor as saying that Bergstein would play no role in the new Miramax […]

BERGSTEIN OUT OF MIRAMAX DEAL

July 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Construction magnate Ron Tutor, who is heading a group that has agreed to purchase Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Co. for more than $650 million, has told the Hollywood Reporter that David Bergstein, who was reportedly spearheading the deal, will play no role in the new Miramax. While calling Bergstein “very charming,” he went […]

ROB LOWE JOINS GROUP SEEKING TO BUY MIRAMAX

July 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The group headed by Hollywood investor David Bergstein looking to buy Miramax from Disney has added a new player, actor Rob Lowe, the celebrity website TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing an executive familiar with the talks. Lowe, TMZ said, has ties to Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital, which is aligned with Bergstein in his bid for […]

WEINSTEINS TAKE THE LEAD IN MIRAMAX BIDDING

April 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey and Bob Weinstein now appear to be the frontrunners in the bidding to acquire Miramax, the company that they founded, from the Walt Disney Co. after sweetening their offer to about $600 million in cash. According to TheWrap.com, which first reported the offer, Harvey Weinstein and a representative of billionaire investor Ron Burkle met […]

INVESTOR AGREES TO PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR MIRAMAX

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pangea Media Group, headed by investor David Bergstein, reportedly is prepared to meet the Walt Disney Co.’s asking price of $700 million for Miramax, particularly if the studio will include an unreleased animated film Gnomeo and Juliet in the package, according to published reports. However, several news reports indicated today (Thursday) that Disney was likely […]

A THIRD BIDDER LOOKING TO BUY MIRAMAX

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A new player has entered the bidding for Disney’s Miramax Films. The Los Angeles Times today (Wednesday) identified him as David Bergstein, who, through his firm Pangea Media Group has reportedly outbid the other suitors: a circle that encompasses Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa investment group as well as Miramax founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s current production […]