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on Sep 25, 2005


Variety has an amusing (subscription only) piece by Nicole Laporte today about a bi-coastal party this past Thursday attended by 200 Miramax current and ex-staffers (pre-maturely dubbed “Mir-Anon’s” by the trade paper). Held at Barney’s Beanery in L.A. and a rooftop in downtown Manhattan, the evening marked for the distributor’s staff the end of the Weinstein era.

From the piece:

“Rick Sands, a Miramax alum who’s now chief operating officer at DreamWorks, planned to be there.

Asked if the Weinsteins knew about the soiree, Sands said, ‘Absolutely not! They’ll be the subject of conversation. They won’t want to be there.’

(Not that anyone would ever have anything negative to say about the brothers.)

Of course, Miramax will live on — sans the Weinsteins — at Disney. ‘Miramax is being reborn, there’ll be a ‘new’ Miramax, like New Coke,’ Sands said.

Sands said he planned on attending the festivities because, to him, the Miramax experience was “unlike any other.”

‘There’s a commonality that people have because of the shared experience,’ he says. ‘It’s something that stays with you. Maybe forever.'”

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