Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company & Dimension Films
Bob and Harvey Weinstein founded Miramax Films in 1979, naming the company after their parents, Miriam and Max, who introduced them to a love of cinema. Miramax was established on the principal that the company could take European films and films with difficult subject matter and market them in an innovative way. Willing to take risks, the Weinsteins have always utilized specialized marketing and distribution strategies, individually tailoring each film’s release to suit its particular strengths. Their inventive technique is responsible for many artistic success stories.
On October 1st, 2005, Bob and Harvey Weinstein officially launched their new multi-media company, The Weinstein Company. Dimension Films, the genre label founded by Bob in 1993 while at Miramax Films, is included under The Weinstein Company banner.
Dimension Films is committed to producing science fiction, thriller, action, family and horror films. Dimension releases include Wes Craven’s SCREAM franchise, the hilarious SCARY MOVIE franchise, Golden Globe nominated BAD SANTA, Robert Rodriguez’s successful SPY KIDS series, THE OTHERS, for which Dimension received its first ever Oscar nomination, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and such genre hits as PIRANHA 3D, THE ROAD, GRINDHOUSE, HALLOWEEN, 1408 and SIN CITY.