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Miramax CEO Mike Lang Out

Miramax CEO Mike Lang is leaving the movie studio, after a 14-month stint. A Miramax press release says Lang is resigning, and that the company doesn’t have a successor lined up. Lang took over the film company after private equity investors had purchased it from Disney, and helped it hammer out a series of distribution deals, particularly with digital outlets like Netflix and Hulu. (An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Miramax and Amazon had signed a deal.)


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus