Netflix will be first subscription service to get TWC films as of 2016

Netflix will be first subscription service to get TWC films as of 2016

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A multiyear licensing agreement has been signed making Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription service for first-run films from The Weinstein Co.
Streep, Roberts to star in 'August: Osage County'

Streep, Roberts to star in 'August: Osage County'

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are to headline the film adaptation of the Broadway play "August: Osage County."
Report: Weinsteins may take back Miramax

Report: Weinsteins may take back Miramax

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Fraternal film producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein may take back operating control of Miramax, the studio they sold to Disney, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Teen Web networking thriller in the works

Teen Web networking thriller in the works

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dimension Films says it is developing an untitled thriller based on an original idea from U.S. actress Sara Rue and her producing partner Robert Green.
Zombie to direct 'Halloween' sequel

Zombie to direct 'Halloween' sequel

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Dimension Films has announced plans to make "H2," the sequel to Rob Zombie's 2007 reinvention of the U.S. horror classic "Halloween."
Tarantino set to shoot 'Basterds' soon

Tarantino set to shoot 'Basterds' soon

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. reportedly will co-finance Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, as well as distribute it domestically and oversee production.

Tarantino honored at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was honored Sunday with the 2008 Ray-Ban Visionary Award at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.

Stars line up for Kevin Smith's 'Porno'

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Katie Morgan, Ricky Mabe and Jason Mewes have signed on for Kevin Smith's new Hollywood outing "Zack & Miri Make a Porno."

'Hellraiser' headed for Hollywood re-make

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have signed on to write and direct a remake of the horror film classic "Hellraiser," Variety.com reported.

New movie channel 'Reelz' on the air

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A new cable channel for movie aficionados will be launched this fall out of Los Angeles, featuring movie news and reviews.

Blockbuster, Weinstein brothers cut deal

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The independent movie studio of Harvey and Bob Weinstein has picked Blockbuster Inc., which is based in Dallas, as its exclusive movie rental agency.

Weinstein slates third King adaptation

LOS ANGELES, Colo., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dimension Films co-chairman Bob Weinstein is such a fan of Stephen King's literary works that he has optioned a third to undergo a Hollywood transformation.

Movie mogul Weinstein purchases TV channel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- After making high-brow films financially successful, producer Harvey Weinstein is now tackling television with the purchase of the cultural channel Ovation.

BET's creator starts film studio

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Robert L. Johnson, the creator of Black Entertainment Television, is forming a film studio with independent producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

Zombie to helm new 'Halloween' movie

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Los Angeles-based Dimension Films has given the green light to musician/director Rob Zombie to direct the newest "Halloween" film.
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Robert "Bob" Weinstein (born 1954) is an American film and theatre producer, the founder and head of Dimension Films, former co-chairman of Miramax Films, and current head, with his brother Harvey Weinstein, of The Weinstein Company.

Born in Flushing, Queens in New York City, New York, Weinstein grew up in the section of Flushing called Elechester New York City, attending P.S.200 in that area, as well as other local schools, and then went to college in Buffalo, New York. He and his brother, Harvey, are of Jewish heritage.

After graduating from college, Bob, along with his brother Harvey Weinstein, independently produced rock concerts as Harvey & Corky Productions in Buffalo through most of the 1970s. Both Weinstein brothers had grown up with a passion for movies and they nurtured a desire to enter the film industry. In the late 1970s, using profits from their concert promotion business, the brothers created a small independent film distribution company called Miramax, named after their parents - Miriam and Max. The company's first releases were primarily music-oriented concert films such as Paul McCartney's Rockshow. In the early 1980s Miramax acquired the rights to two British films of benefit shows filmed for human rights organization Amnesty International. Working closely with Martin Lewis the producer of the original films, the Weinstein brothers edited the two films into one movie tailored for the American market. The resulting film was released as The Secret Policeman's Other Ball in May 1982 and it became Miramax's first hit. The movie raised considerable sums for Amnesty International and was credited by Amnesty with having helped to raise its profile in the US.

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