30 September 2013 4:55 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Maverick Us producer/distributor Harvey Weinstein is coming to Australia next month to accept the Canberra International Film Festival.s inaugural Body of Work award.

Weinstein, whose firm bought the Us rights to Tracks and The Railway Man and distributed The Sapphires and The King.s Speech, will take part in film screenings, panel discussions and Q&As in Canberra on November 22-24.

Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob founded Miramax Films in 1979. and The Weinstein Company in 2005. A creative force whose credits as producer or executive producer include Shakespeare in Love, Gangs of New York, Silver Linings Playbook, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, The Aviatior and Chocolat, he earned the nickname Harvey Scissorhands for his predilection of cutting films such as Shaolin Soccer, Hero and Princess Mononoke for Us release.

In August If revealed that Weinstein was embroiled in a row with Korean director Bong Joon-ho over his post-Apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. »

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