Weinstein Helps Norwood
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-11-10
Harvey Weinstein at event
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was in London last week as guest speaker at the annual fundraising dinner for children and families charity Norwood.
A record £2.4m was raised at the dinner which saw Weinstein talk about his life and experiences in Hollywood.
1000 guests including Top Shop owner Sir Philip Green, Gerald and Dame Gail Ronson and Sir David Frost attended the event at London's Grosvenor House.
Those attending were shown Shattered Lives, a film produced by the charity which featured two Jewish women's stories and their experience of domestic violence.
The American producer, who was made an honorary CBE in 2004 for services to the British Film Industry, now runs a new studio with his brother Bob, The Weinstein Company following their leaving of the Disney-owned Miramax Films which they founded.
Richard Desmond, president of Norwood and owner of media company Northern & Shell publishers of OK and the Daily and Sunday Express said: "I'm overjoyed that we've had a record-breaking success raising £2.4 million at the largest Annual Dinner Norwood has held. It was a fabulous evening and I want to thank our supporters for enabling Norwood to continue with its vital work in our Community."