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The selection committee will be seeking the best work from aspiring filmmakers, deciding which new films to take forward for production by The Weinstein Company. As a part of the selection committee, Patty Jenkins and Taylor Sheridan will be reviewing submissions and recommending the top four films collected on Withoutabox, the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers. The selected finalists will also get the opportunity to meet with Patty and Taylor during the course of their short film production. Lexus and The Weinstein Company hope to cultivate and transform the next wave of film-makers by connecting them with the very best in the industry.


The film selection committee will be looking to identify which filmmakers took this year’s theme of TRANSFORMATION to heart to illustrate that amazing things happen when you transform the ordinary into extraordinary. Submissions will be accepted worldwide through Withoutabox until August 31st.
The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “We are thrilled to bring such incredibly talented filmmakers into this year’s program. We are excited to see which films resonate with our committee as they bring their world class experience to the Lexus Short Films program.”


To accompany Jenkins and Sheridan, top executives of The Weinstein Company and Lexus will also be reviewing these filmmakers’ commendable work to narrow down the four finalists. Joey Horvitz with The Weinstein Company will again be producing the films.
“We are opening doors for young talent that will help guide them in the right direction for their film careers,” added The Weinstein Company COO and President David Glasser.
The Lexus Short Films program supports the new generation of emerging filmmakers. With the help of Lexus International and The Weinstein Company, the program helps these filmmakers bring their imagination to life and realize their dream.
To find out more about The Weinstein Company and Lexus International’s Lexus Short Films, please visit www.LexusShortFilms.com.

Patty Jenkins

Im Jahre 2008 gründeten Daniel Arsham und Alex Mustonen Snarkitecture, eine kollaborative und experimentelle Praxis, die in den Gebieten zwischen Kunst und Architektur operiert. Sie haben seit ihrer gemeinsamen Studentenzeit an der Cooper Union in New York ein gemeinsames Interesse an der Schnittmenge von Kunst und Architektur. Ihren ersten Auftrag erhielten sie von Dior Homme. Der Name leitet sich von Lewis Carrolls fantasievollem Gedicht „The Hunting of the Snark“ ab. Snarkitecture entwirft dauerhafte Projekte auf architektonischem Maßstab und funktionelle Objekte mit neuen und ideenreichen Zwecken, die für Momente des Staunens und der Interaktion sorgen, um Menschen die direkte Interaktion mit ihrer Umgebung zu ermöglichen. Durch Transformation des Vertrauten in das Außerordentliche lässt Snarkitecture das Unerwartete in der Architektur entstehen.


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Taylor Sheridan

In 2012, Taylor Sheridan sold his original screenplay for HELL OR HIGH WATER (fka COMANCHERIA) to Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. The film, a drama set in the struggling rural areas of West Texas, was released by CBS films in August 2016 and stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges. The script, which was on the Black List in 2012, has earned Taylor nominations for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Gotham Awards, 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, and 2017 Independent Spirit Awards.

His previous screenplay for SICARIO—directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin—was released in September 2015 to critical acclaim and box office success. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill and Ed McDonnell and released by Lionsgate. The film was also nominated for several awards including Best Theatrical Motion Picture by the PGA, Best Original Screenplay by the WGA, and was awarded the Spotlight Award for Outstanding Collaborative Vision by the National Board of Review.

A sequel to SICARIO, called SOLDADO, is currently in production. The film will be directed by Stefano Sollima, and both Del Toro and Brolin will reprise their roles.

Sheridan is adapting DISORDER, based on the French film, for Escape Artists and Sony Pictures and previously adapted DARK INVASION, Howard Blum’s non-fiction novel, for Warner Bros., with Bradley Cooper, John Lesher and Adam Kassan attached as producers on the project. Sheridan has also worked on two projects for Andrew Lauren. In television, Sheridan is in pre-production on his series “Yellowstone” for the Paramount Network alongside producers Art and Jon Linson.


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Harvey Weinstein
Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein launched The Weinstein Company (TWC), a multi-media company, with his brother Bob on October 1st, 2005. Since its inception, TWC has released such acclaimed films as THE KING’S SPEECH; THE ARTIST; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED and THE IMITATION GAME. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 357 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards. TWC’s recent major releases included CAROL, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, HANDS OF STONE, THE FOUNDER and Academy Award nominee for Best Picture: LION.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. Weinstein Television produces such reality powerhouses as PROJECT RUNWAY and scripted series that include WAR & PEACE which premiered on A&E, Lifetime and HISTORY in January 2016, PEAKY BLINDERS on Netflix, JULIAN FELLOWES’ DOCTOR THORNE with Amazon, Stephen King’s THE MIST for Spike TV and the military drama SIX for HISTORY. Weinstein Books, a partnership between TWC and The Perseus Books Group, publishes titles from the most important and influential authors and personalities including New York Times bestsellers FINDING ME by Michelle Knight and OBSESSED by Mika Brzezinski. In 2015, Weinstein founded the Weinstein Live Entertainment, an independent faction that produces and invests in theatrical productions, including the Broadway musical FINDING NEVERLAND, directed by Diane Paulus; Radio City's NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES, FUN HOME, THE ELEPHANT MAN, WOLF HALL, and THE AUDIENCE.

Weinstein and his brother founded Miramax Films in 1979, naming the company after their parents, Miriam and Max. Under their leadership, Miramax Films released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films in modern cinema, including sixteen Best Picture nominations over a span of sixteen years. The outstanding quality of Miramax's films under the Weinsteins was represented in the company's success in the annual Academy Awards race.


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