- Banned Episode: After Harvey Weinstein's extensive history of rape went public, many of the company's films were blacklisted from television (save for the post-2005 Dimension Films library and films produced as joint ventures like Inglourious Basterds or have non-US distribution rights like Django Unchained, which are owned by Universal and Sony Pictures respectively). This does not apply to streaming services and home-media, however.
- Dump Months: Many of their films were dumped in January and August.
- Executive Meddling: Harvey Weinstein was notorious for re-editing or dubbing films without their creators' consent.
- Invisible Advertising: A major factor in most of their films underperforming financially.
- Screwed by the Network: The aforementioned Executive Meddling and Invisible Advertising screwed over a number of films produced by the company.
- What Could Have Been:
- Prior to Harvey Weinstein's ousting from the company due to countless allegations of rape and its subsequent bankruptcy, the studio had planned to release two films in 2017: the Thomas Edison biopic The Current War and the camera-based horror film Polaroid. Both films were eventually released in 2019.
- A film adaptation of the children's book The War With Grandpa (starring Robert de Niro and Laura Marano) was also set to be released by the company through Dimension Films at one point; however, after the scandals, the film ended up being sold back to its producers and promptly put on The Shelf of Movie Languishment. Eventually, 101 Studios acquired the distribution rights and set it for a September 2020 release.
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