Harvey & Bob Weinstein To Receive Producers Guild Milestone Award

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 23, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that legendary filmmakers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-founders and Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company, will be honored with the 2013 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to the Weinsteins at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Milestone Award is the Guild’s highest honor recognizing an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. In the past, the Producers Guild has paid tribute to such industry leaders as Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney, James Cameron, Ron Meyer and last year’s 2012 recipient Leslie Moonves, among others.

“Beginning in the late 1970s with Miramax Films and continuing through today with The Weinstein Company, Bob and Harvey consistently seek out, nurture and help bring audiences the stories that others are often afraid to tell,” said Producers Guild National Board member and Awards Chair Michael De Luca (MONEYBALL, THE SOCIAL NETWORK). “Their passionate regard for the spectacular diversity and resolve of the human spirit has brought us such iconic and award-winning films as THE CRYING GAME, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, PULP FICTION, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, GOOD WILL HUNTING, THE KING’S SPEECH and most recently, THE ARTIST and the courageous documentary, BULLY. Bob and Harvey’s brave dedication to emerging producers and other storytellers has virtually redefined the term ‘independent film,’ making it possible for some of our culture’s most vital stories to break out from the shadows of smaller arthouse theaters into the bright light of large multiplexes around the globe. We salute them for their contributions to our industry, and we are so proud to recognize them with the Guild’s highest honor.”

“We couldn’t be more thankful to our fellow producers and the many predecessors who’ve inspired us and guided the independent film world to its present state,” said Bob and Harvey Weinstein. “It is easy to be dedicated to something you love. Without our peers who’ve joined us in taking chances on the first time director or the unknown talent, and without the curious audiences who take chances on the movie with subtitles or better yet, no sound or color, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re deeply honored and humbled for this recognition from the Producers Guild of America for our life’s work.”

Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company & Dimension Films

On October 1st, 2005, Bob and Harvey Weinstein officially launched their new multi-media company, The Weinstein Company. Dimension Films, the genre label founded by Bob in 1993 while at Miramax Films, is included under The Weinstein Company banner.

Dimension Films is committed to producing science fiction, thriller, action, family and horror films. Dimension releases include Wes Craven’s SCREAM franchise, the hilarious SCARY MOVIE franchise, Golden Globe nominated BAD SANTA, Robert Rodriguez’s successful SPY KIDS series, THE OTHERS, for which Dimension received its first ever Oscar nomination, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and such genre hits as PIRANHA 3D, THE ROAD, GRINDHOUSE, HALLOWEEN, 1408 and SIN CITY.

Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein launched The Weinstein Company, a multi-media company, with his brother Bob on October 1st, 2005.

Since its launch, TWC and Dimension Films have also released such films as: GRINDHOUSE, 1408, I’M NOT THERE, THE MIST, THE GREAT DEBATERS, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, THE READER, THE ROAD, CLERKS II, FACTORY GIRL, HALLOWEEN, A SINGLE MAN, THE TILLMAN STORY, PIRANHA 3D, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, BLUE VALENTINE, last year’s Academy Award ® winner for Best Picture, THE KING’S SPEECH, and this year’s Academy Award ® winner for Best Picture, THE ARTIST.

Harvey Weinstein founded Miramax Films in 1979 with his brother Bob, naming the company after their parents, Miriam and Max. Under Harvey and Bob’s leadership, Miramax Films released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films, including sixteen Best Picture nominations over a span of sixteen years: THE AVIATOR, FINDING NEVERLAND, CHICAGO, GANGS OF NEW YORK, IN THE BEDROOM, CHOCOLAT, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (LA VITA É BELLA), GOOD WILL HUNTING, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN), PULP FICTION, THE PIANO, THE CRYING GAME, and MY LEFT FOOT, as well as a Best Picture nomination for THE HOURS, which was a co-production. The outstanding quality of Miramax’s films under the Weinsteins’ leadership was represented in the company’s success in the annual Academy Awards race.

During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and The Weinstein Company, they have received 303 Oscar nominations and won 75 Academy Awards.

  1. Congratulations Harvey!!!:) and Bob!!! :)
    I can’t believe with 303 nominations and 75 wins, you’re just now being honored for your hard work and accomplishments…..
    Your projects are always daring, visionary, heartfelt, imaginative, intelligent bold…it’s true that Harvey is fearless, it shows in his projects….they’re unafraid to go places, try new ways where others will shy away….the common is easy to find and ubiquitous….the rare and different is a flawless diamond, and Harvey knows how to spot a ” flawless diamond “…..I’m only about quality and being different too….Van Gho was the weirdest, and now his art work is the most expensive….
    Give me what’s different, unique, interesting, bold, fearless with heart and vision and I’m captivated…such as Harvey!!!:)
    In our industry, if I had to hold hand with just one persona and jump off the cliff with and trust that we can do it, Harvey would be my choice to jump with:)
    Congratulations to Harvey and Bob, well deserved honor!!!
    But does this ceremony have to be held at the Beverly Hilton? Harvey, there has been a few deaths there….can they find a different place to hold the event for Harvey and Bob? How about the Inter Continental in Century City? :)

  2. Funny how thewaltdisneycompany.com buying the Anaheim Angels but not Miramax. Yep, those Weinsteins have always made everyone in their path happy.

  3. You have GOT to be kidding. They’ve produced nothing but agita for anyone involved with any Miramax/Demented production. They’re not producers,they’re slave masters.

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