The Weinsteins made its first big Oscar splash in 1990 with “My Left Foot,” but they’d already been around for some time. Long before I covered box office for IndieWire, I spent 30 years as a film buyer, booking for theaters — and was a first-hand witness to Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s rise. Here’s my perspective on how they grew from a small outlier to an indie powerhouse.
“Bob Weinstein on the line. He says he’s from Buffalo.”
Back in 1981, phone calls were announced by a receptionist. As a young film buyer for M&R Theaters,