In September 2005, Harvey left Miramax, the company he co-founded and later sold to Disney. He subsequently co-founded The Weinstein Co., a production company that has gone on to make such films as Scary Movie 4, Transamerica and Grindhouse.
Harvey attended the State University of New York.
In 2003, Harvey and his brother Bob won an DVD Exclusive Award.
In 2005, Harvey was nominated for an Emmy along with his fellow partners, for their work on a reality show Project Runaway.
Harvey was nominated three times for an Emmy for his work on Project Greenlight, in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
In 1997, Harvey won a Producer Award which he shares with his brother Bob, and James Schamus.
In 2003, Harvey was nominated for a Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award for his work on Gangs of New York. He shared the nomination with Alberto Grimaldi.
In 1999, Harvey was nominated for the Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award, for his work on Shakespeare in Love which he shared with his colleges, David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Edward Zwick, and Marc Norman.
In 1999, Harvey won an Golden Satellite Award for his work on the drama Shakespeare in Love, which he shared with Donna Gigliotti, Marc Norman, David Parfitt, and Edward Zwick.
In August 2000, Harvey had a heart attack.
Harvey was married to Eve Chilton Weinstein from 1986-2004. They have three children.
He is 6' (1.83 m).
Harvey's nickname is Harvey Scissorhands.
Harvey: While it's always hard to leave behind the company named after our parents, Miriam and Max, we are hitting the ground running.
Harvey: Having kids has made me much more mature. The anger is gone. There's a sweetness there.
Harvey: A man can dream is all I can say.
Harvey: Most of the executives who left Disney; Meg Whitman, Steve Burke, Joe Roth, Jeffrey Katzenberg; have all gone on to create wealth for themselves. Hopefully, Bob and I will follow in that tradition.
Harvey: All sophisticated investors understand that theatrical release have to be written off in the quarter you spend it and you realize revenue from home video and television in the next quarter.
Harvey: We have 65 BAFTAs, 75 Oscars, $2 billion in assets and hundreds of millions in profits. And, still, Michael Eisner won't renew my contract.