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.
“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.