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21 November 2019 - 24 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ד חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Weinstein Co. ready to reel in Asia Print E-mail
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Harvey Weinstein
 

The Weinstein Co. (TWC)’s chairmen, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, announced that they have launched a US$285 million fund to finance more than two-dozen Asian-themed films over the next six years.

They indicated that the films will mostly be shot in Asia and promote the region’s “unique culture and showcase the talents of leading Asian filmmakers.”

The venture will likely include a live-action version of “Mulan” and a remake of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s 1950’s epic “The Seven Samurai”, amongst the expected 21 titles for cinema release and another 10 for direct-to-video release.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein also co-founded Miramax Studios, where they released Asian foreign-language films in North America such as “Hero,” “Iron Monkey” and “Shall We Dance?”

TWC indicated that they recognise the significant emergence of Asia into the international film industry. They have hired Asian film executive David Lee to oversee the fund’s creative aspects.

 

 

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