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beIN Media Group is a global media company that includes the beIN Sports network, which provides exclusive access to prime sport competitions. It also operates the beIN Movies channels and is involved in pay-tv distribution. Aside from the U.S., the company is present in France, Spain, Canada, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and in 24 countries of MENA. BeIN was formed in 2014 as part of a spin-off from Al Jazeera Media Network. Miramax is a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content. The studio’s new projects include both film and television, among them Bad Santa 2, currently in post-production, starring Billy Bob Thornton (TV series “Fargo,” Sling Blade, A Simple Plan, Bandits), who reprises his Golden Globe nominated role as Willie Soke, and Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne), with Broad Green Pictures co-producing/co-financing and handling U.S. theatrical; Bridget Jones’s Baby, also currently in post-production, from Working Title for Universal Pictures, Miramax and Studio Canal, with Oscar winners Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Chicago, Jerry Maguire) and Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Mamma Mia!) reprising their roles in the third installment of the Bridget Jones film series; the recently acquired Southside With You, inspired by the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama, starring Parker Sawyers (Snowden, Zero Dark Thirty) and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along 2, TV’s “The Haves and Have Nots”), with Miramax and Roadside Attractions partnering on the U.S. release; and The 9th Life of Louis Drax, currently in post-production, starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, TV’s “The Fall”), Aaron Paul (TV’s “Breaking Bad”, Need for Speed, Triple 9) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). In 2015, Miramax released the Kevin Hart hit comedy The Wedding Ringer with Sony-Screen Gems; and together with Roadside Attractions, one of the year’s most successful independent hits, the critically acclaimed Mr. Holmes, directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey) and starring Academy Award nominees Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings film franchise, X-Men film franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages). Building on its unparalleled library of characters and groundbreaking narratives, Miramax is also developing new television content alongside industry luminaries, with projects that include Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, heading into its third season. Collectively, Miramax’s unrivaled library of more than 700 titles has received 278 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, earning most notably four Best Picture awards for The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and No Country for Old Men. More iconic titles from the library include critically acclaimed and commercial hits alike, such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Scream film franchise, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, and The Aviator. The studio has distributed this renowned collection through existing and emerging platforms in nearly every country in the world.]]>