The distribution company behind some of the most interesting indie and foreign releases in recent memory, from the theatrical rollouts of The Brown Bunny and The Beat That My Heart Skipped, to Funny Ha Ha's DVD release, is turning its theatrical division over to Harvey Weinstein. It's not a deal that could not be foreseen: Weinstein's Company acquired a 70% stake in Wellspring's parent company, Genius LLC, in December, which gave them control of a stunning library, including films by Peter Greenaway, Michaelangelo Antonioni, and Francois Truffaut. The CEO of Genius is calling the Weinstein absorption a "realignment"; whatever it is, Wellspring will cease its theatrical distribution business after minding the rollout of controversial Oscar nominee shortlister, Unknown White Male.
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