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    Weinsteins Go New Media with 'August: Osage County' as Streep Limits Press Access, Pursue Awards Influencers in New Way (STREEP TALKS VIDEO)

    What does the mighty New York Times do when there's no Meryl Streep interview? They do a write-around. Streep was a no-show at the "August: Osage County" unveiling and press conference at the Toronto Film Festival, allowing others to speak for her. (Early press reaction was mixed.) Instead she did t...

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    'Philomena' Off to Strong Start, 'Nebraska' Second Weekend Lags

    Weinstein heart-tugger "Philomena," this week's awards-friendly limited opening, scored an initial number comparable to two recent Oscar contenders ("Nebraska" and "Dallas Buyers Club"), just ahead of its rapid expansion this Wednesday. Per usual, the specialty market is getting crowded, with not ju...

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    Review and Round-Up: Stephen Frears' Oscar-Friendly 'Philomena' Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that the Weinstein Co. is releasing "Philomena," which is one of those movies aimed squarely at the Academy middle. It took a while for writer-producer-star Steve Coogan--who seems to be trying to perform some kind of career rehab by playing a softer-hearted creature than his usual-...

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    Review: '12-12-12' Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Doc Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones & More

    Earlier this week, Alicia Keys presented "12-12-12" at the Ziegfeld Theater to a New York audience, who reportedly "clapped, cheered and swayed their heads to the music." With a line-up including Keys, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, The Who, Kanye West, Billy Joel...

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    Judi Dench and Harvey Weinstein Get Their Way: 'Philomena' To be Rated PG-13, Not R

    Just a day after poking fun at their battle with the MPAA over the surprising R-rating for "Philomena" via a Funny or Die spot starring the film's two leads, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, The Weinstein Company have won their formal appeal to revise the film's rating to a PG-13.

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    Alicia Keys Presents Hurricane Sandy Concert Doc '12-12-12' to New York Audience

    "You could feel the energy there," said Alicia Keys onstage on at New York's Ziegfeld Theater in introducing Amir Bar-Lev's documentary "12-12-12" that chronicles the concert that raised more than $50 million for Hurricane Sandy relief in which she performed alongside Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartn...

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    Bob and Harvey Weinstein Distributing Alejandro Amenabar's Upcoming Thriller Starring Ethan Hawke

    Bob and Harvey Weinstein have signed on to distribute the upcoming thriller "Regression" in the US. The film, written and set to be directed by Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others"), will star Ethan Hawke and will be released under the new moniker TWC-Dimension in 2015. Dimension distributed "The Others...

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    Harvey Weinstein In Another MPAA Fight, This Time Over 'Philomena' R-Rating For F-Bombs

    The MPAA should probably go ahead and dedicate a special seat in their boardrooms to Harvey Weinstein, as the notoriously testy producer and Weinstein Company exec has begrudgingly filed into their offices a shocking number of times. Occasionally it's been to overturn a harsh NC-17 rating on a film ...

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    Weinstein Company Partners with BBC for Six-Hour 'War and Peace' Mini-Series

    International TV co-productions are on the rise. The Weinstein Company has made a "major deal" to partner on the BBC's upcoming mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace."

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    Weinsteins to Release '12-12-12,' Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert Doc, in November

    The Weinstein Company will release their Hurricane Sandy benefit concert documentary, “12-12-12,” in New York and Los Angeles on November 1. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the show, which took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012.

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