antiTainment NEWS: Michael Moore Deal Complete

05-29-04 Keavin
Michael Moore no longer has to issue angry statements against Disney, accusing them of censorship or floating conspiracy theories about Florida Governor Jeb Bush. The Walt Disney Co. announced Friday that it has sold all rights to Moore's film, “Fahrenheit 9/11,'' to a new company formed by Miramax heads Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

The Weinstein’s formed the new company to purchase the rights to the film from Disney owned subsidiary Miramax, because Disney refused to release the politically charged film during an election year.

This clears the way for the Weinstein’s to make a distribution deal and get the film in theatres this year. There are a host of companies reportedly lined up, hoping to win the right to release the film. Newmarket, Lions Gate, Focus and ThinkFilm are some of the companies mentioned in media reports. 

The Bush-bashing film won the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month. 



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