Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein Documentary Commissioned by BBC2

Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein Documentary Commissioned by BBC2

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Searching For Sugarman producer Simon Chinn is behind doc.

Harvey Weinstein

Transatlantic indie Lightbox will explore the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein in a feature length doc for BBC2.

Directed by award-winning director Ursula Macfarlane (One Deadly Weekend in America, Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris), Weinstein (w/t) will chart the film and TV mogul’s rise to power and prominence from his first steps in Hollywood in the 1970s.

The doc will use the recent sex harassment scandal to explore the history of Hollywood and the exploitation and abuse that developed with the emergence of the studio system in the 1930s.

It will illuminate how the powerful have been able to shield themselves and behave with impunity.

The 90-minute film includes interviews with actresses seeking to tell their stories, together with journalists, producers, directors, actors, agents, lawyers and others who have previously been unable or unwilling to talk publicly about Weinstein and the culture of fear and abuse in Hollywood. …

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