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Low-Profile Bob Weinstein Must Now Save Family Film Business

  • Younger brother known for ‘Scream,’ ‘Spy Kids’ now in hot seat
  • Harvey Weinstein stepped down after harassment allegations
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Why the Weinstein Scandal May Be a Watershed Moment

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Anywhere else in Hollywood, Bob Weinstein would have been the star, with a string of executive producer credits on Oscar winners such as “The English Patient” and “Good Will Hunting” and a track record for making low-budget, profitable films.

But Weinstein, 62, was always the second banana to his larger-than-life older brother Harvey. Now with Harvey booted from the film studio the brothers co-founded, their roles are reversed. It will fall on Bob Weinstein’s shoulders to save the family business and steer it into a new era, one less reliant on the art-house films his brother was known for cultivating.