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'Project Runway: Fashion Startup' to debut on Lifetime
The public’s appetite for fashion is seemingly endless, so it’s not surprising that after several iterations exploring up-and-coming clothing and accessories designers as well as early dalliances with see-now-buy-now, the “Project Runway” franchise is spawning “Project Runway: Fashion Startup,”...
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Trayvon Martin documentary series, movie in the works
Jay Z and the Weinstein Company have teamed up for a documentary series about Trayvon Martin.
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Jay Z, Weinstein Company to Make Trayvon Martin Film and Documentary Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned. The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and... Read more »
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Bob Weinstein Lists New York City Brownstone Townhouse
SELLERS: Bob Weinstein and Annie Clayton LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $19,000,000 SIZE: 6,608 square feet, 4-5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Several thoughtful helpers kindly sent word that mega-producer Bob Weinstein, founder and head of Dimension Films and co-founder and former co-chairman of Miramax Films, and his ex-wife,... Read more »
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Berlinale: First Image For Dev Patel’s ‘Hotel Mumbai’
“Lion” star, Dev Patel heads the cast of “Hotel Mumbai” the fact-based thriller about the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The film gets its first market screenings this week in Berlin ahead of a likely festival platform or awards season release later this year. Australia- and U.S.-based Arclight Films is handling global sales. The film, which... Read more »
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Weinstein Company Sued Over ‘The Founder’ and ‘Gold’ Release Timing
The Weinstein Company endured back-to-back flops last month, releasing “The Founder” and “Gold” on consecutive weekends and drawing lackluster audiences. Now the company is also facing a lawsuit from FilmNation, which co-financed “The Founder” and blames the Weinstein Company for screwing up the film’s release. The lawsuit, filed in the New York Supreme Court on... Read more »
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Film company sued for $15M over release date of 'Gold'
A film company broke a release date deal involving a movie about McDonald’s and a Matthew McConaughey flick, a distribution company charged.
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McDonald’s movies at the center of Hollywood legal drama
A Hollywood production company is not lovin’ the fact that a strikingly similar film was released by The Weinstein Company just a week after “The Founder,” which tells the story of the man who put McDonald’s on the map. Speedee Distribution poured $25 million into co-financing “The Founder” with the Weinsteins, according to a new...
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Malia Obama parties into the early morning in NYC
Between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., Malia rolled into Lower East Side club and bar Happy Ending.
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Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson’s Drama ‘Hampstead’ Goes to Weinstein
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”). The project was produced by Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae at Ecosse Films. The film, which... Read more »
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It's OK to cry, and other lessons learned at this year's Toronto Film Festival
This time of year, anyone with a studio email address or an undergrad film-studies class under his or her belt will tell you about the movie that will rock your world, "Boyhood"-style But there are crystal balls and there are crystal balls. For true portents of where the movie globe is spinning...
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Harvey Weinstein Tries to Claw Back on Top With ‘Lion’
With “Lion,” Harvey Weinstein will once again try to claw his way back into the Oscar hunt. The true-story of Saroo Brierly, who was adopted from India as a boy and later used Google Earth to locate his family, gives the indie distributor perhaps his best chance of awards glory this year. It’s uplifting, humanistic,... Read more »
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Lion’
Everybody loves a group hug. Next to the freeze-frame of Angela Lansbury grinning after she’s solved another “Murder, She Wrote” case, it’s pretty much the most satisfying ending anyone can hope for. “Lion” ends in a group hug — two, if you count the real-life embrace that follows the reenacted one just before the credits — and... Read more »
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