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Warner Bros. Pushes 'Gangster Squad' Release from September to January in Wake of Aurora Shootings

As expected, in the wake of the "Dark Knight Rises" Aurora shootings on July 19, Warner Bros. has opted to push back the release from September to January of Ruben Fleischer's "Gangster Squad." The film features a climactic sequence in which machine-gun-wielding gangsters surprise an audience from behind a movie screen and shoot into the theater.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:43 PM
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Why Weinsteins Want Their Lost Library Back, from 'Inglourious Basterds' to 'Scary Movie 4'

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs is selling its stake in a number of Weinstein Company films, which means that Weinstein could begin profitting again from recent titles such as "Vicki Christina Barcelona" and "Inglourious Basterds."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 18, 2012 1:40 PM
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Cannes Market: The Weinstein Co. Continues Its Torrid Buying Pace

The Weinstein Company acquired the U.S. rights to a political documentary on the fall of Gaddafi: 'The Oath of Tobruk.' Directed by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, the film covers the eight-month conflict that put an end to Muammar Gaddafi's reign in LIbya.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2012 10:30 AM
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New York Yankees Take Stand Against Bullying (Video)

As "Bully" breaks wider this weekend, Harvey Weinstein has pulled in the heavy hitters to sell his anti-bullying message. He persuaded the top of the New York Yankee batting order to do a 30-second PSA against bullying during spring training in Tampa, Florida. Whether team manager Joe Girardi and Yankees Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera and Curtis Granderson will get people to show up to see a documentary about the subject of bullying is another matter.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 11, 2012 6:17 PM
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'Bully' Premieres in Los Angeles, Q & A with Director Lee Hirsch & Film's Families (Video)

After The Weinstein Co. lost its battle with the MPAA to reduce the film's R rating to PG-13, the distributor opted to open Lee Hirsch's "Bully" unrated on March 30. Following Monday's premiere, Hirsch was joined by parents and children featured in the film for a Q & A (check out the video below).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 12:52 PM
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French President Sarkozy Names Harvey Weinstein Recipient of the 2012 Legion d'Honneur

Nicolas Sarkozy has named Harvey Weinstein a recipient of the 2012 Légion d'Honneur, in recognition of Weinstein's decades of contribution to international cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 2, 2012 7:33 PM
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