The Weinstein Co’s ‘Philomena’ Vs. MPAA 2: Judi Dench’s M Enlists Steve Coogan: Video

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 1:44pm PST

The Weinstein Co is unhappy about the R rating slapped on its awards-season hopeful and has launched a second salvo in its battle against the MPAA. Last week it unveiled a clip with Judi Dench reprising her Bond role as M, and now she’s back again — … Read More »

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Deadline’s Global Showbiz Watch With Nancy Tartaglione, Episode 10

By | Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 4:14pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 10 of Deadline’s audio podcast Global Showbiz Watch With Nancy Tartaglione. Deadline’s international editor talks with host David Bloom from Cannes, France, where Nancy is covering Mipcom, the massive international TV market. Show trends include the U.S. networks’ urgent search for successors to their fading reality-show stalwarts as highly interactive Israeli upstart Rising Star wins a lot of attention; the Weinsteins’ go to War, and Peace, marching into the growing business of prestige international TV co-productions; and notable names among this year’s International Emmy nominees, led by France’s The Returned. And, in a final kick, Nancy and David discuss the FIFA decision to consult its media partners about a possible date change in the 2022 World Cup to avoid the baking summer heat of host country Qatar.

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Weinstein Co To Release Benefit Concert Docu ‘12-12-12′ In NY & LA On Nov. 1

By | Tuesday October 1, 2013 @ 9:53am PDT

The Weinstein Company will release the superstorm Sandy benefit docu 12-12-12 in NY and LA theaters on November 1. TWC will also hold a New York premiere screening of the film on October 28, the eve of … Read More »

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Hot International Trailer: ‘Django Unchained’

By | Wednesday June 13, 2012 @ 8:42am PDT

The overseas trailer for the Weinstein Co Django Unchained went out today — the Quentin Tarantino pic bows Christmas Day in the U.S. but lands internationally in January via Columbia Pictures (in the UK on January 18). It’s a tightened version of the teaser unveiled last week but gives a … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Intouchables’

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 7:45pm PDT

Wildly successful in France, The Intouchables is set to open in the U.S. on May 25, courtesy of The Weinstein Co. The film is based on a true story of a man who was left a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident, which transformed him from an aristocratic business and social … Read More »

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Weinstein Co To Release ‘Bully’ Unrated

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 1:45pm PDT

Bully Rating Weinstein CoMarch 26, 2012 – New York, NY – After a recent plea to the MPAA by BULLY teen Alex Libby and The Weinstein Company (TWC) Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein failed – by one vote – to get

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Netflix Lands Pay-TV Rights To ‘The Artist’ As Part Of Weinstein Co. Deal

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 8:26am PST

The Weinstein Co’s Oscar front-runner The Artist will make its pay TV debut on Netflix rather than on traditional cable as part of a multi-year licensing agreement announced today. The deal will make Weinstein foreign-language films, documentaries and other … Read More »

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Weinstein Co Looking To Raise $150M: Bloomberg

By | Monday February 20, 2012 @ 1:19pm PST

The Weinstein Co in full awards-season glory thanks to this year’s Best Picture Oscar frontrunner The Artist leading the distributor’s 16 overall nominations. But the black-and-white silent film hasn’t been a blockbuster at the box office, having taken in only about … Read More »

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Animated Film ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ Gets Voice Cast

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NEW YORK, NY August 2, 2011 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Rainmaker Entertainment announced today the all-star voice cast for ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH which includes Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The 3D animated family comedy is currently in full production.

The announcement was made today by Donna Gigliotti, TWC’s President of Production, and Catherine Winder, President and Executive Producer, Rainmaker Entertainment. Both Gigliotti and Winder serve as producers on the animated feature film.

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his work on the animated feature films DESPICABLE ME, 9 and HORTON HEARS A WHO! Producers Gigliotti and Winder are joined by Rainmaker’s Luke Carroll as a producer on the film. TWC Co-Chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein are executive producers. The film was written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen based on an original screenplay by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards.

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MPAA Gives ‘Miral’ A PG-13 Rating After Appeal

By | Thursday March 10, 2011 @ 2:09pm PST

The Weinstein Co. now has a three-film winning streak with the MPAA appeals board after successful lobbying on behalf of Oscar winner The King’s Speech (from R to PG-13) and Blue Valentine (from NC-17 to R). Miral opens March 25.

LOS ANGELES — The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today

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