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Bill Block has exited his role as CEO of Miramax, sources tell Variety.
The executive and film producer was hired in 2017. Circumstances regarding his exit are unclear, though insider said his contract expired this week. He’s been rumored to be out for months. A representative for Miramax had no immediate comment on the matter.
Miramax was founded in 1979 by disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob. It became a transcendent brand and gatekeeper of independent films, releasing titles like “Pulp Fiction,” “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” and “Shakespeare in Love.”
Block is best known as the founder and CEO of production company-financier QED. Before that, Block was the president of Artisan Entertainment and headed West Coast operations for ICM.
Upcoming titles on Miramax’s slate include the Jason Statham thriller “The Beekeeper” from David Ayer and the Fantastic Fest buzz title “Strange Darling” from director J.T. Mollner.
More to come …
Brent Lang contributed to this report.