April 18, 2010
TheWrap
Covering Hollywood
Sharon Waxman
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Kevin Smith: On top of Weinstein 600mil bid, AND my giant "Blue Mickey", I'll also throw in Helnwein's "LA Confidential"
Kevin Smith Sweetens Weinstein's Offer for Miramax
This amazing, eight foot Gottfried Helnwein piece will look dope in some lucky Disney exec's office! So 600 mil... PLUS a Mickey painting! Filmmaker Kevin Smith writes WaxWord that he has desperately been trying to help Bob and Harvey Weinstein close the deal to buy Miramax. "I've sweetened the Weinstein's offer to buy Miramax back," he writes. "All day yesterday and just now this morning, I've been throwing Tweets and large artwork at the Mouse to up the ante, but they've not responded." Smith is a Weinstein diehard, who has been following the MIramax sale closely. The brothers bravely backed Smith in making such lasting cultural oddities ...landmarks... movies as "Clerks," "Mallrats," and "Chasing Amy." He has been Twittering (@thatkevinsmith) to his million-plus followers about the deal - offernig Mickey Mouse paintings, for example. The deal is in the midst of pitched negotiations since the Weinsteins were granted an exclusive window through the weekend to try and close the deal.
Here is what Smith has offered in the past few hours, via Twitter:
1. Ease on down, Dis! 600mil & 2 huge paintings: http://twitpic.com/1gaz4s http://twitpic.com/1gb15k For Miramax. Deal? #YoPharaohLetMyPeopleGo about 2 hours ago via web
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On top of Weinstein 600mil bid, AND my giant "Blue Mickey", I'll also throw in Helnwein's "LA Confidential": http://twitpic.com/1gb15k about 2 hours ago
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Your silence in the matter telegraphs the tough negotiator you are, Disney. So lemme sweeten the pot with ANOTHER piece of giant Disney art! about 2 hours ago via Echofon DearDisney: Friday, I offered to sweeten Harvey/Bob's 600mil Miramax bid w/ inclusion of this giant MM painting: http://twitpic.com/1gaz4s about 2 hours ago via Echofon
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That & I promise to never tarnish your magical legacy w/ twat & cock jokes ever again. Please, Disney... #WaltWouldSellMiramaxToHarveyAndBob about 18 hours ago via Echofon
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This amazing, eight foot Gottfried Helnwein piece will look dope in some lucky Disney exec's office! So 600 mil... PLUS a Mickey painting! about 18 hours ago via Echofon
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Dear Disney, I'd like to sweeten Harvey & Bob's 600k offer for Miramax by throwing in this giant painting: http://bit.ly/9ackU4
The Weinsteins had last offered $600 million in cash, to those who are following this process. They need to come up with a bit more to beat out their rivals, Alec and Tom Gores, and David Bergstein.
Now they have the mighty Silent Bob on their side. He concludes: "Please inform the Disney cabal that I'm super-serious. They'd look awesome in any exec's office."
L.A. Confidential (Cops II)
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2000, 178 x 122 cm / 70 x 48''
Midnight Mickey
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2001, 216 x 300 cm / 85 x 118''




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