Weinsteins' Genius guns for games

Develop Mag writes: Miramax founders' firm ramps up distribution focus with Line Rider deal. Hollywood's march into the games industry continues unabated: the American production company Genius Products, the majority shareholders of which are Miramax founders the Weinstein brothers, is moving into the games market.

Genius has already signed up InXile's Line Rider for release on DS, PC and Wii later this year and plans to sign up more titles from independent developers.

The company operates primarily as a distributor of The Weinstein Company's home entertainment products, but plans to use its box-shifting muscle to build a foundation in the games industry.

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