Harvey Weinstein


Bigger, better and celebrity-laden: Is the future of docs sustainable?

As documentaries cutting through on SVODs begin to look glossier and more high-profile by the day, Manori Ravindran investigates who gets to build careers in documentary when the standards become unachievable Director Doug Block has made a number of films over the course of an almost 30-year career – virtually none of them featuring high-profile […]

Hulu takes US rights to Lightbox’s Harvey Weinstein doc

Hulu has paid a seven figure sum for US rights to Untouchable, Lightbox’s feature documentary about the Harvey Weinstein scandal which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Directed by Ursula McFarlane, Untouchable was produced by Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Poppy Dixon. Embankment Films negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers, and […]

Show of the week: Working with Weinstein

Due to Harvey Weinstein’s influence, many of the highest profile stories of his sexual behaviour have focused on female actors and well known celebrities. However, those that worked with him also experienced his alleged actions, as this new 1x49mins doc from UK indie Tigerlilly Productions sets out to show. The programme focuses on the producer’s […]

Weinstein Co. names Lantern Capital winner of bankruptcy sale

The Weinstein Company has officially named Lantern Capital as the winning bidder of its bankruptcy auction. Weinstein Co., which has struggled to bounce back since the dismissal of its co-founder Harvey Weinstein over accusations of sexual harassment, has revealed that Lantern will now acquire the film and TV assets of the company. The sale is […]

Weinstein Co. adds bankruptcy advisor to board

Weinstein Co. has appointed Drivetrain Advisors’ Ivona Smith to its board of directors, an executive with experience in corporate restructuring and working with distressed assets. Smith will join the company as an independent director, as Weinstein Co. coordinates bankruptcy proceedings. The move arrives after a turbulent period for the company after sexual harassment claims were made […]

Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy – again

The Weinstein Company, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time, with an offer from an affiliate of equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to acquire its assets on the table. In February, the company was saved from going through with the bankruptcy process after an […]

Weinstein Company rescue deal off over ‘hidden debts’

The US$500 million deal that would have rescued The Weinstein Company (TWC) from bankruptcy has collapsed after hidden debts were allegedly found. With the investor group that Maria Contreras-Sweet pulling out, TWC has no option but to head into bankruptcy proceedings. “All of us have worked in earnest on the transaction to purchase the assets […]

Weinstein Company saved from brink of bankruptcy

The Weinstein Company (TWC) will be sold to an investor group that former President Obama staffer Maria Contreras-Sweet is leading. The deal had looked dead last year week after intervention from the New York attorney general, but a surprising turn of events mean the assets will now enter into new hands instead of Chapter 11. […]

Ronan Farrow signs 3-year deal with HBO

Following the investigative takedown of Harvey Weinstein last year, New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow has been signed by HBO to develop investigative documentaries over the course of three years. For the deal, Farrow will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions, and will proceed in tandem with ongoing reporting for The New […]

TBI’s top ten stories of 2017

In many ways, 2017 was a landmark year for television and the wider world, with significant changes, good and bad, in both spheres. Here, TBI runs down ten stories that defined the past twelve months. 10. Movers and shakers The big trend last year was the exodus of television executives to lead commissioning teams for […]

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