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Miramax, Scorsese Plan ‘Gangs of New York’ Television Series

March 29, 2013

Miramax Film Corp. and director Martin Scorsese are developing a TV series based on his film “Gangs of New York,” the studio’s first production since investors bought it from Walt Disney Co. (DIS:US)

The show will expand from the movie’s focus on 19th-century New York gangs to explain the birth of organized crime in America, the closely held Santa Monica, California-based company said yesterday in a statement.

The program marks the first new production announced by Miramax since investors, led by Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital LLC, bought the company in 2010 for more than $660 million. At the time, the new owners said they planned to focus on exploiting Miramax’s existing 700-movie library. The studio didn’t say where or when the new show might air.

In December 2011, Miramax Chairman Richard Nanula said the studio had signed agreements valued at $325 million licensing its library to digital distributors including Netflix Inc. (NFLX:US) and Hulu LLC.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael White in Los Angeles at mwhite8@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net


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