DAVID YOUNGSTEIN – EMPLOYEE INTERVIEW

This month, we chat with our amazing Sales Manager for Six Branches, and the former MOTION PICTURE CLUB President, David Youngstein! What are some of his favorite TWC and non-TWC films? Find out below!

How long have you worked for The Weinstein Company?

I have worked at The Weinstein Company since Jan ’08, but I’ve worked for the film industry for 26 years in all.

What do you love about the movie industry?

I love being involved in the industry, as my Dad was before me, and I really like the “love/hate” relationship between Exhibition/Distribution. It has always been very interesting and challenging.

What is your favorite TWC film?

Inglourious Basterds – great production, Brad Pitt was tremendous!

What is your favorite scene in said film?

The cocktail party when Brad Pitt says “bonjourno” – it is a very, very funny scene with his accent. I love that the second he speaks, his cover is blown.

What is your favorite non-TWC film?

The Godfather

What is your favorite scene in ‘The Godfather’?

The fish delivered in newspaper – “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.” It is an extremely chilling scene, showing how sinister mobs can be.

If you could be cast in a re-make of any film, which would it be?

“The Natural” – I love baseball, and I would want to hit one out of any ballpark!

-David Youngstein, Sales Manager