The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, along with fifty-four (54) affiliates and subsidiaries, has filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Lead Case No. 18-10601). The Petition estimates the Debtors’ assets and liabilities to both be between $500 million – $1 billion. According to the First Day Declaration, the Debtors have declared bankruptcy as a result of the financial disruption caused by the much publicized resignation of the Debtors’ former Co-Chairman, Harvey Weinstein. The Debtors enter Chapter 11 having secured $25 million in DIP Financing from the Union Bank Syndicate and intend to sell substantially all of their assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, with Lantern Entertainment LLC serving as stalking horse. Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions is the proposed claims and noticing agent. The cases have been assigned to the Honorable Mary F. Walrath.
Contact Norman L. Pernick or Nicholas J. Brannick for more information regarding this matter. Please note, however, that Cole Schotz P.C. does not represent the debtors in these cases and cannot respond to questions directed toward the debtors.