10:24am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Harvey Weinstein's Credit to Be Removed From All TWC TV Series
Harvey Weinstein's TV credits are going to become a thing of the past.
Starting with Wednesday's episode of The Weinstein Co.-produced Project Runway, the now-former co-founder of the production company's name will no longer appear as an executive producer.
Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that TWC has reached out to multiple networks and granted them permission to remove Weinstein's name from the credits in the wake of his ouster from the company following multiple allegations about sexual harassment.
Insiders say TWC is also considering a name change as it looks to further distance itself from Weinstein.
Other shows that will see Weinstein's name removed from credits include History's Six (renewed for a second season) and Paramount Network's upcoming Waco miniseries, Kevin Costner drama Yellowstone and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, the latter of which is produced by Lisa Bloom. Amazon's big-budget David O. Russell drama starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore and Matt Weiner's The Romanoffs will also see Weinstein's name removed. Weinstein TV's Dimension banner also exec produces MTV's Scream, with Weinstein's credit also removed from the upcoming third season. THR has also learned that Weinstein's name will no longer appear as exec producer on Les Miserables, the major six-part adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel being produced with the BBC.
It was not immediately clear how Weinstein's credits will be handled in the upcoming films with which he is associated, but his name has been slated to appear on several titles. He was listed on the Toronto International Film Festival website as a producer of The Current War, the drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, when the movie had its world premiere at TIFF last month, but shortly after the screening, he traded in a producer credit for an executive producer credit. The film is scheduled to open Nov. 24. The other producers on the movie are Timur Bekmambetov and Basil Iwanyk. Weinstein also served as an executive producer on The Upside, TWC’s remake of the French film The Intouchables, which stars Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart and is set for release in 2018. Weinstein has also been listed on Artemis Fowl, an adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s fantasy novel, that Kenneth Branagh is directing for Disney.
Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Co. on Sunday after allegations of decades-long sexual harassment.
Gregg Kilday contributed to this report.