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Weinstein Co. Reveals Upcoming Slate at Cannes Gathering

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Today Harvey Weinstein and his team invited journalist and industry folks here in Cannes to announce their upcoming slate of films, and to talk up their new partnership with a Chinese production company. China’s vast market, of course, is being touted as the heir apparent to the future of film and Weinstein Co is getting in on that action now before doomsday. But the reason many of us were there…

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The Butler Gets new Title and Poster

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The Butler will now be called Lee Daniels’ The Butler, kind of like Precious Based on the Novel Push by Saffire. We’ll still call it The Butler, however.  It was a good controversy to bring awareness to the film so now we can get back to business.

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The Weinstein Co’s First Look at Cannes for a Second Year

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Last year the Weinstein Co. gave Cannes participants a chance to see clips from some films that had never before been seen — The Master, Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook. This year, most of what they were offering had already been seen so the Weinstein Co had to up their game slightly and they did so by having some of the stars from their forthcoming films show up unannounced,…

The Artist Poster

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Swiped this Guy Lodge at In Contention – he says that he was certain The Artist would be a major player at this year’s Oscars after he saw it at Cannes — well, a lot of people did, including Dave Karger and Yours Truly.  It’s a no-brainer.  Not only is the film winning on every possible level but it’s being backed by the Weinstein Co. which makes it unstoppable.  This…

My Week with Marilyn Centerpiece for the New York Film Fest

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The Weinstein Co. is up front and center with My Week with Marilyn which has just been announced as the centerpiece gala selection for the 2011 New York Film Fest (September 30 – October 16), screening at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, October 9. From the press release: “After seeing Marilyn Monroe so often portrayed in films as a caricature, it is a pleasure to see this complex personality and…

Cannes 2011: Weinstein Back another Brit Flick

Cannes 2011: Weinstein Back another Brit Flick

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Hollywood Reporter just announced that The Weinstein Co, fresh off their win this year with, say it with me now The King’ Speech, is ready to give the industry what it wants: more British people. They will handle the Meryl Streep’s Oscar juggernaut The Iron Lady. After a heated bidding war that lasted into the early hours of Friday, the Weinstein Co. closed a deal for U.S. rights to Margaret…

Weinstein Co. builds 2010 foundation with Indie cornerstones

Weinstein Co. builds 2010 foundation with Indie cornerstones

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For squirrely long-range Oscar forecasting, it’s wise to note what nuts the Weinsteins are storing for awards season. The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Company Men, the John Wells-directed drama. With a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Maria Bello, the corporate downsizing drama was one of the highest profile films to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last…

Another Reader Still

Another Reader Still

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Variety had run this still back in early September! This is the version online.