People in an around New York’s film community continue to buzz about the future of Miramax: will Harvey leave, are layoffs imminent? The LA Times and Variety weighed in with the latest rumors this weekend. Meahwhile, I’ve been told by more than one Miramax staffer that execs are waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Officially, the company will not comment on the latest rumors but the persistent scenario is that Harvey will leave and his brother Bob will remain on board. Someone told me last week that such a plan was about to be announced, but an insider closer to the situation vowed that it was only one of the many potential outcomes, adding that more details could come this week.
Whatever the case may be, trying to piece together the story from the various threads of buzz and insight remains an intriguing challenge for people inside and outside the company.