Miramax Sale: Who Is Really Circling & Why Library Movie IP Like ‘Sliding Doors’ Is Prime For TV

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Exclusive: Since news dropped last week about Qatar’s beIN Media Group’s interest to unload a portion of the Miramax library, Deadline has come to learn that there’s certain interest chiefly by Viacom and Lionsgate.

Meanwhile, Sony we understand is not considering any purchase of the 700-title library which boasts a multitude of award winning titles. MGM is less likely interested in the company once built by Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Gary Barber’s Spyglass we hear is kicking the tires.

Those who want the library want it in full, though beIN reportedly wants to still have some control in Miramax in its next evolution.

Nine years after Disney sold Miramax, what does the library mean to today’s suitors?

We hear from non-Miramax sources, it’s still a perennial piece of real estate for anyone who wants to grow an ancillary film library. They’re hard to
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