BBC Orders Feature-Length Weinstein Doco

Indie production company Lightbox is planning a feature length documentary looking at the rise and fall of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for BBC2.

Award-winning director Ursula Macfarlane (“Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris”) directs the project which will use the recent sexual harassment scandal to explore the history of Hollywood and the exploitation and abuse that developed with the emergence of the studio system in the 1930s.

It will also cover Weinstein’s gaining of power and prominence from his first steps in Hollywood in the 1970s to his fall this year and cover how the powerful have been able to shield themselves and behave with impunity.

The work will feature interviews with actors, actresses, journalists, producers, directors, actors, agents, lawyers and more who were previously unwilling to talk publicly about Weinstein and the culture of fear and abuse in Hollywood. Simon and Jonathan Chinn will executive produce.

Source: Screen Daily