‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Project Runway’ and more drop Weinstein credits
The career repercussions for Harvey Weinstein have started to come in the wake of dozens of women coming forward to accuse him of sexually harassing and assaulting them.
Weinstein’s own company fired him after the reports came to light, he may face expulsion from the Producer’s Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and now several popular television shows are dropping Weinstein-related credits from their productions.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in wake of the allegations Peaky Blinders — a television drama starring Cillian Murphy — is removing a production card for The Weinstein Company from its show.
The card was reportedly featured after the company arranged the deal for Netflix to air the series in the United States, but will be removed from the first three seasons and absent in episodes of the upcoming fourth season.
And Peaky Blinders isn’t the only project cutting ties. People reported that Weinstein was also stripped of his executive producer title on Heidi Klum’s Project Runway.
In response to the allegations, Klum, told the magazine “This is one example of the more pervasive problem of the mistreatment of women around the world. I think it would be hard to find a woman – myself included – who have not had an experience where they have felt intimidated or threatened by a man using his power, position or his physical stature.”
The Project Runway host went on to explain that she admires the women coming forward “because change cannot come unless there is a dialogue and people are held accountable.”
On Thursday Deadline also reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda and his In the Heights co-creator Quiara Alegría Hudes called on The Weinstein Company to give up its movie rights to their musical.
Hudes explained, “Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predation is despicable enough, but combined with his staggering power it’s insidious, even devilish,” and Miranda tweeted in support.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Apple has killed an original ten-part biopic about singer Elvis Presley and other entertainers that was set to be produced with The Weinstein Company, and Disney removed him as producer on Artemis Fowl.
Weintstein also reportedly lost credits in the film The Current War, and in series like Six, Scream, Waco, Yellowstone, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, and more.