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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.
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."© 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".
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