'Max is back on track

Cohen, David S.; Mohr, Ian
July 2005
Daily Variety;7/26/2005, Vol. 288 Issue 16, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the appointment of Daniel Battsek as president of Miramax Film Corp., announced by Walt Disney Co. in the U.S. Career background; Statement of Battsek regarding his selection; Lack of information on the possible type of films the company will produce and distribute.


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