Harvey Weinstein


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 […]

Nick fires Chris Savino after harassment allegations

It has been reported that Viacom-owned Nickelodeon has fired The Loud House (pictured) creator Chris Savino after harassment claims. Cartoon Brew initially released the story stating that twelve women have come forward accusing the creator of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and inappropriate behaviour. The news arrives after allegations were made against top Hollywood exec Harvey Weinstein earlier this […]

Roy Price resigns from Amazon Studios

Roy Price has resigned from Amazon Studios after an allegation of sexual harassment. Price had already been placed on indefinite leave. He couldn’t be contacted before press time, but has been accused of repeatedly propositioning The Man in the High Castle (TMITHC) producer Isa Hackett. He has also been accused of ignoring a rape claim that actor […]

Harvey Weinstein fired over allegations

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded with his brother after multiple allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. Directors at The Weinstein Company (TWC), including Harvey’s brother Robert (Bob) Weinstein, decided to remove the film and TV producer over the weekend. “The directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard […]

Weinstein backs Oliver Stone-directed Guantanamo series

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has come on board a new scripted TV project from film-maker and Daniel Voll entitled Guantanamo. The show, created by Voll and directed by Stone, is about the people held at the controversial US prison, and those who defend and imprison them. TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein said: “It’s always been a […]

BeIN Media ‘circling $1bn Miramax

US studio Miramax could be sold to Qatar-based BeIN Media Group, with exclusive talks being held, according to a Bloomberg report. According to unnamed Bloomberg sources, a deal with BeIN could be completed by the end of the year. Miramax was put on the block for around US$1 billion earlier this year. Miramax is best […]

Halloween treat as MTV confirms Scream

Youth-skewed channel MTV has taken its TV adaptation of horror movie franchise Scream to series. A 10-episode series is scheduled to hit the air in October 2015, with MTV coproducing with Dimension TV, the television unit of Scream studio Dimension Films. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce, alongside Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, […]