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Miramax Founders, Disney Part Ways

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Miramax Founders, Disney Part Ways

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After more than a decade of turning out blockbusters like Pulp Fiction, Chicago and The Aviator, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the founders of Miramax, and Disney are going their separate ways. Disney had hoped the Weinsteins would stick to the low-budget/high-creativity formula that reaped large profits, while the brothers wanted to continue making big-budget films like the Civil War epic Cold Mountain.