Kenyan media personality Betty Kyalo has landed a major deal with US entertainment firm, Miramax. Miramax, LLC (also known as Miramax Films) is an American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows. Its headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California. Following the deal, Ms. Kyalo will be the film company’s official unit publicist for the worldly acclaimed film, Half Chance; The Great Gamble.
“Happy to share with you a major announcement. It is extremely remarkable that this movie script was number three worldwide out of 2,447 scripts submitted at the 7th Annual ScreenCraft Contest for Sports Drama. It is expected to have a world premiere at the 72nd Berlin Festival next year,” said Ms. Kyalo.
Ms. Kyalo is also understood to have landed a role in the film. “I am happy, excited and proud to work with the absolutely talented team of Kenyan Young Creatives in this Film that will be distributed by Miramax Films. Apart from being the Unit Publicist, I shall also have a role in the fantastic film which is predicted to win the hearts of big players in the global film industry,” she said.
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Miramax was founded in 1979 by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and was a leading independent film motion picture distribution and production company before it was acquired by The Walt Disney Company on June 30, 1993, in the company’s first acquisition. Miramax was sold by Disney to Filmyard Holdings, a joint venture of Colony NorthStar, Tutor-Saliba Corporation, and Qatar Investment Authority, in 2010, ending Disney’s 17-year ownership of the studio. In 2016, the company was sold to the beIN Media Group. In 2019, beIN agreed to sell a 49% stake in the company to ViacomCBS. The sale was completed on April 3, 2020.