The Weinstein Company


Ex-Weinstein, NBCU execs join US digital prodco

Indigenous Media, the digital producer backed by ITV, has hired executive VPs from The Weinstein Company and NBCUniversal. Culver City-based Indigeous plans to expand its production and development slate next year, and as such has hired Dan Fast, who was director of scripted television at War & Peace prodco Weinstein, as executive VP, development. Maira […]

BBC Wales drama chief to join War & Peace prodco

BBC Wales head of drama Faith Penhale (pictured) will join the prodco behind upcoming drama War & Peace, Lookout Point, as joint CEO. Starting in February 2016, she will work alongside Lookout Point founder and co-chief executive Simon Vaughan to develop the firm’s original drama slate. She currently oversees the BBC Drama department behind shows […]

BBC Wales drama chief to join War & Peace prodco

BBC Wales head of drama Faith Penhale (pictured) will join the prodco behind upcoming drama War & Peace, Lookout Point, as joint CEO. Starting in February 2016, she will work alongside Lookout Point founder and co-chief executive Simon Vaughan to develop the firm’s original drama slate. She currently oversees the BBC Drama department behind shows […]

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 […]

ITV ‘set to buy Twofour’

UK broadcaster ITV is set to acquire Plymouth-based production and distribution group Twofour, a Media Guardian report claims. The deal’s value is not known, but could see Educating Essex producer Twofour fetch around £70 million (US$107.5 million), according the paper’s estimates. Twofour merged with Boom Pictures in October 2013, though the partnership has not been […]

ITV pulls out of deal for Weinstein Company

ITV has decided not to pursue a deal for The Weinstein Company. Although never officially confirmed, UK broadcaster ITV was widely reported to be lining up a £600 million deal for TWC’s TV assets. However, trade reports on both sides of the Atlantic said that interest is now dead and ITV has walked away from […]

ITV in for $950m Weinstein TV assets

UK broadcaster ITV is set to acquire the television assets of The Weinstein Company in a deal worth US$950 million. A deal, comprising an initial down payment of around US$400 million, would come hot on the heels of ITV’s acquisition of John de Mol’s Talpa Media. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, […]

BBC declares first War and Peace deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first presale for the upcoming big-budget adaptation of War and Peace. Swedish public broadcaster SVT has prebought the six-part drama, TBI understands. The news came midway through Showcase, the annual programming event organised by Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. The War and Peace series stars Paul […]

Netflix gets into the movie business

The latest entertainment medium to feel the impact of Netflix’s thirst for exclusive content is the movie business. The US-based streaming service has agreed a deal with The Weinstein Company to bring the follow-up to action flick Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to its consumers exclusively. Netflix has already moved heavily into original drama, documentary and […]

Weinstein Company takes US rights to Roald Dahl series

The Weinstein Company has picked up US rights to the upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl novel Esio Trot. The TV movie, which was penned by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and will star Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, is made by Endor. The UK producer is part of the Red Arrow Group, which distributes the show […]