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The Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Classics: A title bout
The Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Classics: A title bout

For decades, the Weinstein Co.'s Harvey Weinstein and the principals of Sony Pictures Classics, Tom Bernard and Michael Barker,‎ have competed for indie-film supremacy, each side laying claim to the prestige movies throne. That rivalry finds itself with a new spin this year: Sony Pictures Classics emerges from the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival with an awards front-runner, while Weinstein, who often has early contenders, is still searching for a likely candidate.‎ Long before audiences start thinking about the Oscar season, the Weinstein Co. and Sony Pictures Classics are arraying their forces in the hope of landing ‎awards recognition and the commercial breakouts...

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