Miramax and Martin Scorsese Join to Develop Television Series Based on
Successful Scorsese Film “Gangs of New York”
LOS ANGELES & SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- March 28, 2013
Global film and television studio Miramax and Academy Award®-winning director
Martin Scorsese announced today that they are developing a television series
based on the film “Gangs of New York.” The original film released in 2002 by
Miramax and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis
focused on early confrontations between rival gangs in New York in the mid to
late 1800’s. The series will draw from the multitude of events surrounding
organized gangs at the turn of the century and shortly thereafter in America,
not only in New York, but in other cities such as Chicago and New Orleans and
the birth of organized crime in America.
“This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters
and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film. A television
series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world,
and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life. I am
excited to partner with Miramax in telling these stories,” stated Martin
“No one better exemplifies what the new Miramax is and will be better than
Martin Scorsese. His dedication to quality and the art of storytelling
continues to excite everyone that works with him and watches his films and
television programs. We could not think of a better partner for this project
than the creator of the wonderful film on which it is based,” stated Richard
Nanula, chairman of Miramax and a principal at Colony Capital.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of
more than 700 motion pictures. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s
most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Good
Will Hunting, The English Patient, Kill Bill Volume I and II, Life is
Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My
Left Foot – as well as scores of commercially successful films such as The
Aviator, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bad Santa, Chicago, There Will Be Blood, and
the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the
Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars®,
including four Best Picture awards.
Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with a sales office in
London. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, “like” the company
on Facebook and follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.
Rogers & Cowan for Miramax
Dennis Dembia, 310-854-8114
Katie McGhee, 310-409-4321
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