The Weinstein Company


Amazon suspends Roy Price over harassment claims

Amazon Studios has suspended its head, Roy Price, after allegations he sexually harassed a producer and ignored a complaint over about Harvey Weinstein. The Man in the High Castle producer – and daughter of late sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick – Isa Hackett went on record in The Hollywood Reporter claiming he propositioned her in […]

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 […]

Nat Geo teams with Jay Z, ups scripted commitment

National Geographic is teaming up with rapper Jay Z and The Weinstein Company to make a doc series, Race (WT). The Fox-owned channels group announced the project at its upfront, alongside a raft of other projects, including three new drama series. Race will be based on Jay Z: The War on Drugs is an Epic […]

BBC, Weinstein to adapt Les Misérables

UK pubcaster BBC One and US-based Weinstein Television are working up a television version of classic novel Les Misérables. War and Peace scribe Andrew Davies will adapt the property as a six-part drama, with the BBC’s production arm, BBC Studios and Lookout Point coproducing in association with The Weinstein Company’s TV arm. The BBC’s commercial […]

Netflix orders Spy Kids, Skylanders series

Netflix has ordered a raft of new kids series including an animated Spy Kids series and another based on the Skylanders video game (pictured). The US streaming service has greenlit new series from Genius Brands, Activision Blizzard, DreamWorks, 41 Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Spy Kids: Mission Critical, from TWC, will be a toon series […]

Amazon prescribes to Doctor Thorne drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to British period drama Doctor Thorne. Amazon will launch the Julian Fellowes-penned show locally as an Amazon Original on May 20. This is after a deal with producer The Weinstein Company, which picked up North American distribution rights from the UK’s Hat Trick International last […]

Spike peers into The Mist with Stephen King

US cable channel Spike is to remake horror movie The Mist. The network has ordered a ten-part scripted series based on the film, with TWC-Dimension Television, which is part of The Weinstein Company, attached to produce. The film, based on a King novella, followed a seemingly innocuous mist that sweeps over a small town and […]

SundanceTV acquires mafia drama Gomorrah

US cable net SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of Italian crime drama Gomorrah. The first season, which comprises twelve episodes, will premiere on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer. SundanceTV acquired the drama from The Weinstein Company, which has rights in North America. Germany’s Beta Films sells the show in most international territories, […]

AMC to geek out in late-night

US cable channel AMC has ordered a late-night talk show for fanboys. Geeking Out (WT) has Comic Book Men’s Kevin Smith and Heroes: Reborn’s Greg Grunberg attached as hosts, and Matador Content and The Weinstein Company coproducing in association with Bandwagon Media. The 30-minute nightly show will look at pop culture from a fanboy perspective […]