The Weinstein Company

Founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein on March 10th, 2005 and headquartered in New York City, the studio originated after the Weinsteins had left Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. They retained ownership of Dimension Films. TWC is one of the largest mini-major film studios in North America.

The studio has developed a reputation for releasing high-prestige pictures that often gain heavy awards attention. They have won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Chicago (2002), The King's Speech (2010) and The Artist (2011) and has gotten Best Picture nominations for The Reader (2008), Inglorious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), Philomena (2013), The Imitation Game (2014), and Lion (2016)

Genres produced include: Historical biopics, animated family films, Westerns, grindhouse horror, romantic comedy

TOP 10 GROSSING FILMS DISTRIBUTED BY THE WEINSTEIN CO. INCLUDE: 1. Django Unchained (2012) 2. The King's Speech (2010) 3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 4. Inglorious Basterds (2009) 5. The Butler (2013) 6. The Imitation Game (2014) 7. Scary Movie 4 (2006) 8. Paddington (2015) 9. 1408 (2007) 10. Halloween (2007)

Parent Company: The Weinstein Co., Formerly Disney (separated February 3rd, 2011)

Studio's Holdings: Radius-TWC (handles niche movies that go direct to video/on-demand), Miramax, TWC-Dimension, Starz Media, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dimension Films, Dimension Extreme, Dimension Television, Ovation TV (owned with Hubbard Media Group), Dragon Dynasty (jointly owned by Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment), Kaleidoscope TWC, The Miriam Collection, Weinstein Books

Top Films for the Studio of the last decade (2006 - 2016) 2016: Lion, 2015: Paddington, 2014: The Imitation Game, 2013: The Butler, 2012: Django Unchained, 2011: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, 2010: The King's Speech, 2009: Inglorious Basterds, 2008: Zach and Miri Make a Porno, 2007: Grindhouse, 2006: Scary Movie 4

Top Executives: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, David Glasser, Marc Lasry

Works often with Robert Rodriguez (through Dimensions) and Quentin Tarantino

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