Harvey Weinstein, CBE (Hon) (March 19, 1952) is an American film producer and movie studio chairman. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax Films. He and his brother Bob have been co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, their film production company, since 2005. He has won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love, and has garnered seven Tony Awards for producing a variety of winning plays and musicals including The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County.
On March 29, 2005, it was announced that the Weinstein brothers would leave Miramax on September 30 to form their own production company, named The Weinstein Company with several other media executives, reportedly, directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and Colin Vaines, who had successfully run the production department at Miramax for ten years and moved with the brothers to head development in the Weinstein company.
The new studio immediately garnered Academy Award nominations… read more