Magazine article Screen International

MIPCOM: Harvey Weinstein Launches World Dance Awards

Magazine article Screen International

MIPCOM: Harvey Weinstein Launches World Dance Awards

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Weinstein was joined by Michael Flatley in making the announcement and said the event would be in the vein of the Grammy Awards and would take place around April or May.

Harvey Weinstein is joining forces with the Irish American dance impresario to launch the Grammy-style World Dance Awards, the producer and distributor announced at MIPCOM on Tuesday (Oct 9).

Weinstein made the announcement during his Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM, inviting Flatley on stage to present the idea.

"It's a dream come true which has taken too long to happen," said Flatley. "We hope it will appeal to millions and millions of kids from around the world who dance, of every nationality. The best thing about the show is its large demographic - from five to 95, dance appeals to all ages. …

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