With its supporter and friend Dick Cook out the door, Miramax Films is rumored to be in some jeopardy at Disney, according to L.A. Times entertainment reporter Claudia Eller. “Miramax has never appeared to be a priority for Disney CEO Bob Iger,” she writes, “nor does it fit his strategy to focus on Disney’s ‘branded’ mass entertainment,” etc. A studio spokesperson tells Eller “we have no plans to sell Miramax…as we have stated before, we continue to look at the best way to run our lines of businesses most efficiently.” In my experience rhetorical references to “efficiency” by management are usually cause for concern.