September 15-30, 2004 Edition

Insiders Say Weinstein

May Leave Disney, Taking

Miramax Books With Him

NEW YORK,NY/09/13/04—Miramax Books’ co-founder Harvey Weinstein may be about to split with corporate parent, The Walt Disney Co., possibly taking the profitable publishing unit with him, according to a recent article in the New York Post. Miramax is the four-year-old publishing division of the Disney-owned film production powerhouse Miramax. Disney already owns another publisher, Hyperion.

Miramax was set to publish a series of ‘Young James Bond’ novels in spring 2005 together with Ian Fleming Publications. According to The Post, Miramax executives will not comment on the division’s future.

A September 12th article by John Cox, which appeared on, noted that Silverfin title listings on—showing the publisher as Disney-owned Hyperion Books for Children—were updated to list the publisher as just Miramax Books, indicating that a split may have already quietly occurred. Read the full Cox article, titled “‘Young Bond’ U.S. Publisher Faces Uncertain Future,” at