TBI Weekly: What happens to The Weinstein Company?

Harvey_Weinstein_1This week was undoubtedly dominated by news that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company (TWC), after multiple allegations of sexual assault.

The move to fire Weinstein was supported by all directors of TWC including Weinstein’s brother Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar.

However, the future of the company remains uncertain after the shocking incidents reported in regards to Weinstein. The Wrap claims that TWC may be preparing to change its name to disassociate from the exec.

More recently, Deadline has also suggested that following a week of multiple cases against Weinstein, some agencies have decided to cut off talent supply even after Weinstein’s departure.

The future of the business hangs in the balance as stories continue to surface.

While Weinstein is best known for movie hits such as Shakespeare in Love and Pulp Fiction, Weinstein has also dabbled in TV, producing War & Peace and Marco Polo.


More MIPCOM news…


Spanish public service channel TVE is the latest broadcaster to commission series Don’t Ask Me, created by Chalkboard TV in the UK.

Viacom has green lighted five original short form series on its international content slate, namely Sharkdog, MooseBox, Absolutely Fine, Share This and Bad Snappers.

About Premium Content has signed a range of factual programmes for its slate including Dream the Future and Food 3.0.

Endemol Shine Group is set to highlight the new interactive music game show by Fox, Beat Shazam, which is hosted and executive produced by Jamie Foxx.

IM Global Television has acquired rights to MTG original film Superswede.

Lineup Industries has scored commissions in Europe and Australia for its fast-paced doc Emergency Call.

Dutch Features will present a range of drama series from the Netherlands including The Fix, Black Tulip, The Forsaken and The Body Collector.

FranceTV Distribution will be launching a range of new animations at MIPJunior, including Little Brown Bear and Rabbids Invasion and scripted series The Chalet and They Had a Dream.

Flair Production is bringing In October at Flair’s!, Ambitious Creations, Minuscule – Les Mandibules du Bout du Monde to MIPCOM.

Lionsgate has licensed new drama series Ten Days in the Valley ahead of Cannes into a number of territories, and will also be taking Little Women and Howards End to Cannes.

Boat Rocker Rights will highlight 2,000 half hours of kids and factual content including Late Nite Eats, History in the Making, Reno, Set, Go!, Hiccup & Sneeze and more.

Globo has launched new telenovela Rock Story to join its slate for Cannes.

A+E Networks UK‘s free-to-air channel Blaze has ordered its first original series, a motoring show from Just Might and distributor TCB Media Rights. French network RMC Decouverte is a co-commissioner.


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