Harvey Weinstein to lose TV credits
Disgraced mogul will see his name removed from upcoming TV shows, while the company now considers changing its name.
The fallout following sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein continues.
The Weinstein Co. has now given permission to for networks remove his name erased from upcoming television productions.
His credit as executive producer on Project Runway will be first to go, to be followed by History’s Six, Paramount Network’s upcoming Waco miniseries, Kevin Costner drama Yellowstone and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
Amazon’s big-budget unnamed drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore and Matt Weiner’s The Romanoffs will also see Harvey Weinstein’s name removed along with MTV’s Scream.
Hollywood Reporter notes it’s not immediately clear how Weinstein’s credits will be handled in the upcoming films with which he is associated.
There is speculation The Weinstein Co. is also considering a name change, despite his bother Bob now heading the company after Harvey was fired.
SAG-AFTRA issued a statement, saying, “We commend the courage and candor of every woman who has spoken out about the disgraceful, aggressive and inappropriate behavior they experienced with prominent industry employers. We support their right to speak out and we lift up their voices so that their truths can be fully heard. Everyone has the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment.
“The behavior alleged on the part of Harvey Weinstein is abhorrent and unacceptable. Unfortunately, it is more prevalent than our industry acknowledges and many times victims are afraid to tell anyone. Those who do come forward empower themselves and others to speak out.”
Actress Meryl Streep has also spoken out, saying in a statement, “The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.”
Judi Dench also said in a statement, “Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying.
“I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.”
Apple has also scrapped plans for a 10-part Elvis biopic from The Wenstein Co.