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Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: executive, screenwriter, producer, director

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The younger, quieter half of the Weinstein brothers who, as co-chairs of Miramax Film Corporation, have flourished amid a flurry of filmic fanfare surrounding their distribution of controversial cinema. While Harvey ("Mr. Outside") makes the deals and manages the three-ring circuses of publicity often surrounding Miramax product, Bob ("Mr. Inside") manages the company's expenditures and revenue, which, at $55 million in 1990, made it the largest of the independent distributors.

The younger, quieter half of the Weinstein brothers who, as co-chairs of Miramax Film Corporation, have flourished amid a flurry of filmic fanfare surrounding their distribution of controversial cinema. While Harvey ("Mr. Outside") makes the deals and manages the three-ring circuses of publicity often surrounding Miramax product, Bob ("Mr. Inside") manages the company's expenditures and revenue, which, at $55 million in 1990, made it the largest of the independent distributors.

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  Playing for Keeps (1986) Director

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Produced rock concerts with his brother Harvey Weinstein during college career
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Gained control of a movie theatre; began putting on second- and third-run features costing $50-$100
1979:
Brothers journeyed to Cannes Film Festival with the proceeds from a music-producing business they ran in college; acquired rights to concert film, "The Secret Policeman's Ball" and achieved art-house hit on double bill with "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball"
1979:
With brother Harvey, founded Miramax Films, named for their parents, Miriam and Max Weinstein
1981:
Scripted first feature (also editing consultant), "The Burning"
1981:
Production supervisor for feature, "Spaced Out"
1986:
Co-produced (also co-directed, co-scripted and co-executive produced music) first feature, "Playing For Keeps"
1988:
Became partner with Samuel Montagu Ltd. (An investment concern), expanding Miramax
1990:
Miramax sued the Motion Picture Association of America over X rating given to Pedro Almodovar's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!"; court dismissed case but new rating, NC-17, was instituted by the MPAA
1991:
Added new releasing branch to Miramax, Prestige Films
1991:
Brothers retained services of celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz to monitor the networks after ABC, CBS and NBC refused to run ads for "The Pope Must Die"
1992:
Formed Dimension Films; first release, "Supercop"
1993:
Miramax purchased by Disney for $80 million
1996:
Signed seven-year deal with Disney
1999:
Miramax signed eight-picture agreement with MGM
2004:
Co-produced the Bravo reality series "Project Runway"
2005:
Miramax ended their 12-year exclusive relationship with Disney for a settlement worth $135 million; The Weinsteins will take Dimension Films, Miramax's genre label, with them to their new company
2006:
The Weinstein Company announced a distribution pact with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MGM will distribute the product domestically in theaters, while the Weinstein Company will retain long-term ownership of their product
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Education

University of Buffalo: Buffalo , New York -

Notes

Made Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2001.

"The Weinsteins have considered a public stock offering for Miramax which would double its capital base from $50 to $100 million." --From The Hollywood Reporter, July 24, 1991

In order to promote the film "The Pope Must Die," Miramax eventually decided to retitle the tale of a corpulent pontiff "The Pope Must Diet." Some newspapers had been advertising the film as "The Pope Must..." while in Yugoslavia the movie was being sold as "Sleeping with the Fishes."

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wife:
Annie Clayton. Former book editor. Second wife; born c. 1969; married on April 29, 2000.

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mother:
Miriam Weinstein.
father:
Max Weinstein.
brother:
Harvey Weinstein. Distributor, producer. Born in March 1952; co-founded Miramax Film Corporation with Bob in 1979.
daughter:
Sarah Weinstein.
daughter:
Nicole Weinstein.
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