Creator: Miramax Films

Founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 1979, Miramax was notorious for specifically creating Oscar Bait Movies and releasing them one after the other in order to appear to be the studio that "gets the most Oscars." They have released such Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films as My Left Foot, The Crying Game, The Piano, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love, The Cider House Rules, Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, Cold Mountain, The Aviator, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. (The last two released through the label after Harvey and Bob left.) However, they also produce movies that are not considered Oscar Bait, such as The View Askewniverse. This is the very company that launched Quentin Tarantino's career as a director, producing the above mentioned Pulp Fiction as well as Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and Jackie Brown. It also released many action, thriller, and horror films, such as Scream (1996), Scary Movie, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, and Spy Kids, which were released under Dimension Films, Miramax's brand for genre films.

The Weinsteins left Miramax in 2005 to start another company known as The Weinstein Company, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. Owned by The Walt Disney Company from 1993 to 2010, Miramax and it's film library was then sold to Ron Tutor and his company Filmyard Holdings. Lions Gate now holds the home video license to the Miramax catalog, while The Weinstein Company holds the rights to make any sequels to Miramax properties.

Is infamous for often cutting and/or delaying foreign films they bought the rights to, such as Hero, Gandahar, and The Thief and the Cobbler.

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