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“Citizen Harvey” Weinstein doc heads to Cannes

London-headquartered Embankment Films has boarded the worldwide sales of a theatrical feature documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s career and scandal ahead of the Cannes Film Festival. Co-produced by Lightbox Entertainment and the ...
May 1, 2018

London-headquartered Embankment Films has boarded the worldwide sales of a theatrical feature documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s career and scandal ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.

Co-produced by Lightbox Entertainment and the BBC, Citizen Harvey (w/t) will dive into the infamous movie producer’s meteoric career which came plummeting down after numerous allegations of abuse, sexual harassment, rape and corruption, which gave strength to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.

The film will be directed by multiple BAFTA nominee Ursula McFarlane (Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris) and is currently in production.

Lightbox’s Simon ChinnJonathan Chinn and Poppy Dixon. Simon Young will executive produce for the BBC. Media Finance Capital, which financed the film alongside the BBC, will see David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman executive produce on behalf of the company.

Citizen Harvey will air in the UK on BBC2 following its theatrical release.

“The rise and fall of Weinstein within a Hollywood Establishment which turned a blind eye to his excesses, until an intrepid group of journalists and brave women decided to take him on, makes for an extraordinary narrative,” said Lightbox’s Simon and Jonathan Chinn in a joint statement. “We want the film to illuminate how power operates for the those who hold it, those who are abused or seduced by it, and those who allow it to go unchecked and unchallenged.”

In other Lightbox news, their feature documentary on Whitney Houston, Whitney, directed by Kevin MacDonald, will premiere during Cannes.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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