Miramax is a global film and television studio best known for its highly acclaimed, original content. The studio's new development projects include both film and TV, with the production of The 9th Life of Louis Drax most recently announced starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine). Together with Sony's Screen Gems, Miramax will release Jeremy Garelick's film The Wedding Ringer (Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco) on January 16, 2015, and the Studio also recently announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes, directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey) and starring Academy Award® nominees Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, X-Men franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages).
Building on its unparalleled library of characters and groundbreaking storylines, Miramax is also currently developing new television series alongside industry luminaries, with projects that include Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, recently renewed for a second season.
Collectively, the library of more than 700 motion pictures has received 282 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars® with four Best Picture awards, and includes such celebrated independent films as Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men and City Of God — as well as scores of commercial hits such as Chicago, Good Will Hunting and Bridget Jones's Diary.
Since the purchase of Miramax in 2010 by Qatar Holding, together with the investor group led by Miramax Chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.'s Colony Capital, the studio's world-class global distribution team has successfully brought this renowned collection to existing and emerging platforms in nearly every country in the world.