Harvey Weinstein is an occasional contributor to Deadline when he has something on his mind. Before he put on the tux to root for his Best Picture nominee Lion, his mind was on Oscar races past and present; the higher purpose of these golden trophies beyond commerce, and a revisit of the circumstances behind his biggest Best Picture upset, when Shakespeare in Love won the Oscar over Saving Private Ryan. 1,706 more words
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As we come closer to the Academy Awards on February 26th, we’ll be posting short profiles of each Best Picture nominee, attempting, in our own ways, to not only sum up what the movie is about, but why we believe it scored one of the nine coveted nominations, and why it could possibly take home the big prize come Oscar night. 509 more words
The Weinstein Company has bought the English language rights to remake the Italian comedy “Perfetti Sconosciuti” (“Perfect Strangers”).
The original Italian-language film was produced by Medusa Film S.P.A and directed by Paolo Genovese, who also wrote the script along with Rolando Ravello, Paolo Costella, Filippo Bologna and Paola Mammini. 298 more words
When it comes to awards season, Harvey Weinstein has a long history of tethering his contenders to the zeitgeist, or at least to a wider-ranging socio-political concern. 459 more words
The Weinstein Company has bought distribution rights for the U.S. and Canada to the drama “Hampstead,” starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson and James Norton.
“Hampstead” is directed by Joel Hopkins from a screenplay by Robert Festinger (“In the Bedroom”). 274 more words
SLAAAAAAY! Malia Obama may be earning her stripes in the entertainment business as an intern, but she’s already choosing and pitching movie scrips to executives at the Harvey Weinstein company. 334 more words
The year is 1997 and Troy Duffy is on top of the world. The Boston-bred Troy is a bartender and bouncer who has just sold his first script to Harvey Weinstein and Miramax. 469 more words