The fallout from the ongoing allegations against Harvey Weinstein is far-reaching and is affecting two big budget TV shows his production company have in the pipeline with Amazon.
The Weinstein Co. was due to finance half of a $160 million Robert De Niro drama from David O. Russell as well as the $75 million The Romanoffs from Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, and although no money has been exchanged yet, several Amazon Studio executives have expressed concerned over the company's involvement with Weinstein's company.
The movie mogul has previously been dismissed from the company following revelations about his conduct toward women but Amazon executives now believe they should move fast in extricating both shows from the company entirely without harming the projects or talent relationships.
Craig Berman, VP of Communications at Amazon Entertainment said Tuesday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, "We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co."
The Weinstein Company executives has also told TV networks that they could remove Weinstein's name from upcoming episodes, which includes Lifetime's Project Runway, which TWC produces.
Apple has also scrapped a four-show deal with TWC which included a miniseries revolving around Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Prince and Frank Sinatra.