The normally can’t-shut-him-up Harvey Weinstein was supposed to give the keynote “Indie Present And Future” interview at Dow Jones/Nielsen’s Media and Money Conference in NYC being held today. The agenda read: “Harvey will bring his unique perspective to discuss and answer some of the most interesting questions facing the industry including: How does a stand-alone Indie film player find its stride amid a global credit crunch, the rise of digital media and the competition of much bigger rivals? And what is Weinstein’s view on the future of the film business and his company?” But Harvey cancelled at the last minute because he had “a personal matter abroad that he needed to attend to”, according to a spokesperson. Instead of the main man behind The Weinstein Co speaking, his brother Bob and COO Lee Solomon are filling in (to presumably talk about Harv in the third person). Hmm, could the problem be the subject matter Harv was supposed to opine about? So all of the above begs the question, Does The Weinstein Co even have a future?
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