Harvey Weinstein


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 […]

BBC investigates 25 sexual harassment claims

The BBC has reported to the UK government that it is investigating as many as 25 sexual harassment claims following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Anne Bulford, the BBC deputy director general told a government digital, culture, media and sport select committee on Tuesday that the pubcaster is investigating multiple claims after the corporation’s chiefs encouraged […]

Netflix folds House of Cards amid Spacey claims

Netflix has cancelled the show that has been core to its popularity, House of Cards. The show will end after the upcoming sixth season is complete, with the decision made public soon after allegations of sexual assault were made against its leading star and producer Kevin Spacey. Earlier this week Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony […]

Colony ‘yanks Weinstein Company cash injection’

Financier Colony Capital is reportedly pulling its proposed cash injection into beleaguered US producer The Weinstein Company (TWC). Colony had moved to offer “an immediate cash injection” after TWC co-founder Harvey Weinstein became the centre of sexual harassment and rape allegations. However, The New York Times reported Colony has pulled out of the agreement, sending […]

Harassment scandal deepens as MIPCOM ends

It’s difficult to write about the health of an industry in the context of an all-encompassing scandal, and the soul-searching in entertainment that has followed the Harvey Weinstein allegations was obvious to those at MIPCOM this week. In the various beach front restaurants and at the plethora of networking events many were furious, some nervously […]

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