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Miramax Lands The Osbournes

29 Jul, 2002 By: Hive News

Miramax Films will release the first and second seasons of the surprise hit MTV series “The Osbournes” on DVD and VHS.

The reality-based comedy series featuring Ozzy Osbourne and his unconventional family is cable television's highest rated series. "The Osbournes" follows the colorful Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne family over several months -- at home and on the road, documenting the ups, downs, highs, lows and the bizarre for viewers.

"The Osbournes have the perfect mix of family, music and drama we've always appreciated here at MMX," said Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. "The show's incredible following, never-before-seen footage and other DVD extras will make 'The Osbournes' a key addition to Miramax's family of DVD and video hits."

The DVD of the first season is expected to be released in late fall 2002.

Charles Layton, EVP, office of the co-chairman, Steve Hutensky, EVP of business affairs, and Barry Littman, VP of business and legal affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of Miramax. Larry Shire, Paul Schindler and Karen Gottlieb of Grubman, Indursky & Schindler, and Colin Newman, the Osbornes' business manager, negotiated on behalf of the family.

"As soon as I discussed this project with Harvey, I knew that Miramax was the right home for ‘The Osbournes,’ said Sharon Osbourne. "With the marketing plans for the DVD and video, it just had to be bleeping Miramax."

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