Lexus and the Weinstein Company Collaborate on Producing Short Film Series 'Life is Amazing'

Lexus and The Weinstein Company Hosted Special Preview Party in Los Angeles on February 21, 2013 Screening Two Short Films from the Series
February 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 – Lexus and The Weinstein Company are in the midst of producing five short films as part of a series titled “Life is Amazing.”  In what is an unprecedented collaboration between Lexus and The Weinstein Company, the film series “Life is Amazing” gathers filmmakers from the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, China and Japan who have beenselected jointly by Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company COO David Glasser, in partnership with Lexus. The filmmakers have beenchosen based on their previous work and have been asked to create a new short film, three to six minutes in length which captures the essence of the theme “Life is Amazing.” 

Leading up to what is Hollywood’s awards, The Academy Awards®, Lexus and The Weinstein Company held a special preview party gathering budding filmmakers and the Hollywood community to celebrate the premiere of two of the Lexus Short Films.

Screening at the event as part of the series was U.S. director Justin Tipping’s Swimming in Air and Spanish director Cristina Molino’s Beyond Memories. The event was held at the Directors’ Guild of America in Los Angeles on February 21, 2013.

“The Lexus Short Films are amazing stories, beautifully told by up-and-coming directors from across the world,” said Mark Templin, the general manger of Lexus International. “Together with The Weinstein Company, we celebrate the creativity, imagination and passion of these filmmakers. We’re proud to be bringing these stories to life as part of this new and dynamic chapter of our brand.”

“One of the most rewarding things about this industry is having the opportunity to discover new talent,” said Harvey Weinstein. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Lexus on this new venture which is shining a spotlight on rising filmmakers and giving them a platform to share their stories with the world.”

Through these films, Lexus has demonstrated the powerful ability to be moved by innovative, dynamic story-telling that challenges the imagination and reinforces that life is an amazing experience. All five films will premiere later this year.

More information about all five short films and the production process can be followed through www.lexusshortfilms.com.
ABOUT LEXUS
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. In every vehicle, Lexus incorporates innovative technologies, high-quality designs and luxury materials. With numerous models featuring Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader and is dedicated to developing vehicles that are kinder to the Earth. Lexus’ current vehicles incorporate outstanding driving dynamic characteristics and feature a new design language that includes a spindle grille and distinctive lights, creating a signature look and feel for the luxury brand.
 
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes.
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Nancy Hubbell, nancy_hubbell@lexus.com  310-468-7633
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Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, speaks to media at the Lexus Short Films Premiere in Los Angeles on Feb. 21, 2013.
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