the current war us release

Two years ago, The Current War was being primed to be a key Oscar candidate. A historical drama about the race for electricity dominance in 19th century America starring awards darlings Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon and directed by Martin Scorsese protégé Alfonso Gomez-RejonThe Current War had all the right elements to make it a frontrunner in the awards race. It was met with lukewarm reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, and that might have obstructed it, sure, but critical acclaim isn’t always a driving force come awards season. But then its distributor The Weinstein Company imploded amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal that rocked Hollywood. And The Current War disappeared.

But sparked by a Scorsese clause in the film’s contract, The Current War flickered back to life. Now the film has been acquired by 101 Studios, which will finally set The Current War US release for an overhauled cut that is 10 minutes shorter and has five additional scenes.

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Netflix Buying Polaroid

It’s been over a year since we saw the first trailer for the Dimension Films horror flick Polaroid. The movie was meant for release last November, but it was suddenly pulled from the calendar in the midst of all The Weinstein Company’s struggles in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the monstrous Harvey Weinstein. Now it might finally see the light of day thanks to Netflix. Read More »

Harvey Weinstein Investigation Movie

The investigation into Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual misconduct is getting a Spotlight-style feature film courtesy of Annapurna and Plan B. The film will focus on New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein story last year.

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After a $500 million deal for an investor group to acquire the embattled film company fell through, The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy.

In the process, The Weinstein Company is canceling its non-disclosure agreements. That means that many women seeking to come forward against disgraced former executive Harvey Weinstein now have freedom to speak.

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weinstein company sold

Update: Despite seemingly being finalized last week, the $500 million deal to acquire The Weinstein Company has fallen through (via Variety). It seems that the investors “uncovered new information about previous undisclosed liabilities.” Our original article follows below.

After teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, The Weinstein Company sold its assets to an investor group led by former Obama-era Small Business Administrator Maria Conteras-Sweet.

The $500 million deal will spare the embattled company from bankruptcy and go to creating a compensation fund for the victims of the disgraced former executive Harvey Weinstein.

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the weinstein company bankruptcy

The Weinstein Company will declare bankruptcy following last-ditch attempts to sell its assets to an investor group.

The talks with the group, led by former Obama-era Small Business Administration head Maria Contreras-Sweet, have failed, leading the company’s board of directors to announce that they are filing for bankruptcy.
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The Weinstein Company sale

The Weinstein Company continues its quest to distance itself from the sexual assault scandal of disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein. As potential buyers circle the embattled film distributor, the Weinstein Company is making a concerted effort to create a safer and more inclusive workspace for women. And to finally change its tainted name.

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The Weinstein Company sale

Paramount Network, the rebrand of Spike TV launching January 18, presented to the Television Critics Association on Monday. In opening announcement, Kevin Kay, President of Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT, said that co-productions of Waco and Yellowtone would not credit The Weinstein Company or Harvey Weinstein. He elaborated on his decision in an executive session.

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Citizen Rose

A five-part docu-series focused on actress Rose McGowan will debut on E! later this month. McGowan, who appeared in films such as Scream, Jawbreaker and Grindhouse was one of the first actresses to come forward with sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The new series, titled Citizen Rose, will go behind-the-scenes of McGowan’s life. In addition to the new series, McGowan also recently claimed that her Grindhouse director Robert Rodriguez used the Weinstein incident to play “mind games” with her on set, contrary to what Rodriguez has claimed in the past.

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The Weinstein Company sale

The embattled Weinstein Company is nearing a sale for less than $500 million, a movie that would result in its shareholders losing all of their equity. The company, founded in 2005, was once an indie movie powerhouse. In October, multiple sexual assault allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein put The Weinstein Co. in a state of limbo. More details on the Weinstein Company sale are below.

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