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The Weinstein Company was an independent American film studio founded by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the then-Disney-owned Miramax Films. The Dimension Films label of Miramax followed the brothers to their new company.

The company is infamous for often taking creative control from directors, delaying films, giving them the Invisible Advertising treatment, and releasing mostly flops (though their fortunes have improved with back-to-back Best Picture winners The King's Speech and The Artist). Their biggest success to date is Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, released in 2012.

The company also has sub-labels Dimension Films (for B-movie fare) and Radius (for fare given theatrical and VOD releases, similar to Magnolia and IFC Films).

In October 2017, Harvey was fired from the company after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, ranging from verbal harassment to violent rape, exploded into the mainstream following a pair of exposés in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Harvey became the poster child of sexual predators in Hollywood; his public fall from grace encouraged other victims of harassment and assault to come forward, resulting in a string of allegations against figures in Hollywood and many other industries that comprised a major part of the growing #MeToo movement.


It was initially suspected that the company would be sold off to someone else or renamed, but in February 2018, the Weinsteins confirmed that the company would declare bankruptcy after sales talks fell through with potential buyers. After a few attempted deals, the company declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on March 20, 2018. It was purchased on July 16, 2018 by Lantern Capital and the studio is planned to be relaunched as Lantern Entertainment.


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