Shalom Life | August 21, 2014

The Weinstein Brothers to be Honored By Producers Guild

Bob and Harvey Weinstein will receive the Milestone Award at the 24th annual Producers Guild of America awards.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: July 23rd, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

The Weinstein Brothers to be Honored By Producers Guild
Dynamic producing duo, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, have won the 2013 Producers Guild of America (PGA) Milestone Award, it was announced on Monday. The award, which honors both contribution and achievement in the entertainment industry, will be presented to the Weinsteins at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan.26, 2013.

“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. 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,” said Michael DeLuca, PGA awards chair and national board member, in a statement.

Bob and Harvey founded Miramax films in 1979, and then in 2005 started The Weinstein Company, which includes Dimension Films.

“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. 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,” the brothers said in a joint statement.

The Weinsteins will join previous Milestone Award recipients who include, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Walt Disney, James Cameron, and 2012 winner Leslie Moonves.
Nicki Minaj Gives Drake a Lap Dance In ‘Anaconda’ [VIDEO] Nicki Minaj Gives Drake a Lap Dance In ‘Anaconda’ [VIDEO] TrendingJames Franco Ups The Ante On ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ [VIDEO] James Franco Ups The Ante On ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ [VIDEO] TrendingEzra Miller to Star in ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ Ezra Miller to Star in ‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ Trending
 

Jewish Hall of Fame: Paul Allen

August 20, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Paul Allen

The co-founder of Microsoft, Allen also founded Vulcan Inc., and currently owns two major sports teams

Read More

Israeli-Arab Appointed as Apple's VP of Hardware Technologies

August 20, 2014 | By Sagi Cohen
Israeli-Arab Appointed as Apple's VP of Hardware Technologies

Johnny Srouji is a Haifa native who studied at the Technion Institute

Read More

Pope Francis Predicts His Own Death in 2-3 Years

August 20, 2014 | By Peter Herriman
Pope Francis Predicts His Own Death in 2-3 Years

"Two or three years and then I'll be off to the Father's House"

Read More

My War Story: A New Torah for Sderot

August 20, 2014 | By Nachum Segal
My War Story: A New Torah for Sderot

As the war slips into its second stage, Jews around the world share inspiring stories, anecdotes of extreme charity and unprecedented displays of brotherhood. Here's mine

Read More

Mayim Bialik Wants You To “Express Your Selfie”

August 20, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mayim Bialik Wants You To “Express Your Selfie”

The 'Big Bang Theory' actress and Texas Instruments are encouraging teachers and students to submit photos of themselves with their favorite TI technology.

Read More

Nicki Minaj Gives Drake a Lap Dance In ‘Anaconda’ [VIDEO]

August 20, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Nicki Minaj Gives Drake a Lap Dance In ‘Anaconda’ [VIDEO]

Drake is the only man to make an appearance in the sex-fueled rap video

Read More

New York Gives $10 Million to Man Wrongly Accused of Murdering Rabbi

August 20, 2014 | By Peter Herriman
New York Gives $10 Million to Man Wrongly Accused of Murdering Rabbi

Jabbar Collins was wrongly accused of the 1994 murder of Rabbi Abraham Pollack

Read More

‘Masters of Sex’ Renewed For Third Season

August 20, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
‘Masters of Sex’ Renewed For Third Season

Showtime has also given the green light to another season of Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan'

Read More

More Headlines