Viacom’s Pursuit Of Miramax Library Dead For Now, But Sources Say Talks Could Resume

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Word is that Viacom has sent a letter to Miramax owners beIN Media that the conglom is no longer looking purchase the award-winning 700-title library including such movies as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and The English Patient. We hear that talks were getting drawn out and points changing all the time, hence the aggravation with Viacom walking away.

Lionsgate and Spyglass Media Group (which has The Weinstein Company and Dimension library) previously kicked Miramax’s tires.

However, some involved in the deal contend this is just a rough patch, typical for talks of this sort, and there could be a window to revive talks in the near future. Back at the Vanity Fair Summit, Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish discussed how the conglom is suited to service content to those streaming services that are being launched as well as the ones already out there; read their recent deal
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