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LAT: Weinstein On Producers

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 25, 2007 at 10:24AM

In an LA Times editorial this weekend, Harvey Weinstein weighs in on the role of the producer today, in particular with respect to the Academy Awards and a recent rule that only honors up to three producers per film with a Best Picture Oscar and amidst concern that a "Little Miss Sunshine" best picture win would leave out two producers): What really bothers me is that in trying to fix a problem that needs fixing, we haven't paid enough attention to how much the role of producer has changed over the years. In the independent film world, making movies has become so complicated that it sometimes takes a village to get it done. Oscar show producer Laura Ziskin, an accomplished Hollywood producer, has decided to allow on stage all five producers of Sunshine if the film wins the top prize at the Academy Awards.
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In an LA Times editorial this weekend, Harvey Weinstein weighs in on the role of the producer today, in particular with respect to the Academy Awards and a recent rule that only honors up to three producers per film with a Best Picture Oscar and amidst concern that a "Little Miss Sunshine" best picture win would leave out two producers):

What really bothers me is that in trying to fix a problem that needs fixing, we haven't paid enough attention to how much the role of producer has changed over the years. In the independent film world, making movies has become so complicated that it sometimes takes a village to get it done.

Oscar show producer Laura Ziskin, an accomplished Hollywood producer, has decided to allow on stage all five producers of Sunshine if the film wins the top prize at the Academy Awards.