Everything You Need To Know About The Harvey Weinstein Scandal From The Accusations To The Fallout

BestsellerMagazine.com - CATEGORY Headline News: TITLE

The BBC has announced plans to make "the definitive documentary" about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The feature-length BBC Two film will be directed by Ursula Macfarlane and will use the Weinstein scandal as a prism through which to explore the history of Hollywood and how the pursuit of power and money has resulted in a culture of exploitation.

Weinstein (a working title) will also chart the movie mogul's rise to power and prominence from his first steps in Hollywood in the 1970s.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

It will include interviews with sources including "the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories", together with journalists, producers, directors, actors, agents, lawyers and others who have previously been unable or unwilling to talk publicly about Weinstein.

©  Getty Images Steve Granitz

In a statement, BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland said: "The breaking of silence over Harvey Weinstein is a watershed moment for the creative industries and for wider society.

"Ursula is a brilliant filmmaker and is perfectly placed to make the definitive documentary, piecing together the story of just how he abused his power and position."

And BBC's Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual, Tom McDonald, added: "This film promises to be the definitive take on the Weinstein scandal.

"As well as revealing the inside story of the past few months in minute detail, it will also look to the past to tell the story of abuses of power within Hollywood since its very origins and chart the rise of Harvey Weinstein himself over many decades."

Harvey Weinstein attends Brooks Brothers with The Cinema Society ©  Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Weinstein has apologised for the way he has "behaved with colleagues in the past" and acknowledged that his actions have "caused a lot of pain".

However, he has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex "unequivocally" and claimed that many of the accusations against him are "patently false".

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

BestsellerMagazine.com, Site News Today\\\'s world Presenting Daily News News News Politics, Business, Sports Up Celebrity Gossip.

Source : http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a845771/harvey-weinstein-scandal-bbc-documentary/

BBC to air "the definitive documentary" on Harvey Weinstein scandal
More Women Are Accusing Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct. Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Scandal
Will Weinstein Scandal Change Things for Women and Sexual Harassment? What You Need to Know
Alyssa Milano Waited Until Now To Comment On The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Out Of Respect For His Wife (& Her Friend) Georgina Chapman
The fallout: How the Harvey Weinstein scandal exposed sexual harassment as Hollywood's dirty secret
Jim Davidson faces a backlash after insisting 'women also take advantage of men' when asked about Harvey Weinstein scandal - as he says he 'laughs' at his own sex assault arrest
Harvey Weinstein: France is cracking down on sexual harassment in the wake of the scandal
What the Weinstein Scandal and Its Aftermath Reminds Us About Sexual Misconduct
All Hollywood's Reactions to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal (Updating)
5 things to know from this week: The Weinstein effect, Amazon’s ad business and more
[LIMITED STOCK!] Related eBay Products