Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and Quentin Tarantino attend the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards at Soho House on January 26, in West Hollywood. Click for more photos

Harvey Weinstein

Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and Quentin Tarantino attend the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards at Soho House on January 26, in West Hollywood. Photo: Getty Images

  • Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and Quentin Tarantino attend the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards at Soho House on January 26, in West Hollywood.
  • US producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for the screening of Moonrise Kingdom and the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes film festival on May 16, 2012 in Cannes.
  • Director Harvey Weinstein at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2012.
  • AMPAS President Tom Sherak, producer Thomas Langmann and producer Harvey Weinstein arrive at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 6, 2012.
  • French actress Marion Cotillard, left, and U.S. producer Harvey Weinstein arrive to attend the presentation of French fashion house Christian Dior's spring-summer 2009 ready-to-wear collection in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, in 2008.
  • US producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and his wife Georgina Chapman pose as they arrive to attend the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2008 benefit held at Le Moulin de Mougins during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival.
  • Harvey Weinstein and Liza Minnelli in 2008.

So the great Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is coming to Canberra in November as part of the Canberra International Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning executive-producer has hundreds of film credits to his name, including classics like Pulp Fiction and The English Patient and more recent titles like The Sapphires and Django Unchained.

That’s all well and good – he’s made some great films! – but who will he be bringing?

He already has a strong Canberra connection, having worked with our own Mia Wasikowska on her recent Australian film Tracks, and a whole suite of his acquisitions could be up for Oscars this year.

Grace of Monaco, for instance, which stars Nicole Kidman, and Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris.

Hopefully he'll bring some of them along for the ride.

And what about his lovely wife, the fashion designer Georgina Chapman? Will she be here, decked out in Marchesa?

Weinstein will be the subject of the festival’s inaugural 'Body of Work' retrospective, a program which will honour the filmmaker in a series of talks, Q and A sessions, master classes and screenings over three days.

The festival runs from October 30 to November 20 and the program will be launched next week.

For more information go to the festival website