Weinsteins step down as Miramax CEOs

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i thought this was a done deal already. they've got this new thing called "fellowship adventure group" or something. check that acronym!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Uhh, you're mostly right.

Mr. Harvey Weinstein (mr harvey weinstein), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they've got this new thing called "fellowship adventure group" or something.

Sounds like they're still annoyed with themselves at missing the LOTR gravy train. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i know! they couldn't have missed the connotations there!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It was done for F9/11.

Mr. Harvey Weinstein (mr harvey weinstein), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Weinsteins will retain control of the Dimension label, which has produced a raft of films aimed at teenagers and children, including the Scream franchise = the really really really big money

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

all those lasse hallstrom movies aren't going to pay for themselves!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I DID IT

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

bro dudely (deangulberry), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I find his state law breaking celebration methods questionable.

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

The Weinstein Company and Miramax -- the studio the Weinstein brothers founded and then sold -- announced a gigantic partnership deal on Thursday (via The Hollywood Reporter), agreeing to create sequels of the smash hit films that the Weinsteins produced for the studio before starting their new production company.

A number of big films are set to see second installments added to their canon: 'Shakespeare In Love,' 'Bad Santa,' 'Swingers,' 'Rounders,' 'Bridget Jones's Diary,' are some of the most famous names to be in line for the part two treatment.

buzza, Monday, 20 December 2010 18:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317198/

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 18:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Will Hard with a Vengeance

THX THO... (Nicole), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Iambic Boogaloo

THX THO... (Nicole), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's already a second bridget jones movie

Ward Fowler, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

THX THO... (Nicole), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

this time it's versonal

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Crying Game 2?

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's already a second bridget jones movie

Please don't remind me.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rounders: Legacy

da croupier, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

a nan, a bal, an anal ― (abanana), Monday, 20 December 2010 21:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 22:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

would watch a bad santa sequel

cereal bad boy (haitch), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's next? Henry 5?!

I Am Kurious Assange (polyphonic), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rounders 2: What Goes A Rounders Comes Back A Rounders Again

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Just finished Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film. (Awful title.) Was actually published only a couple of months before the event that started this thread--he gives no indication that that's around the corner. Anyway, as someone who's mostly ignorant about the business end of things, I now know more about these people than I ever wanted to know, and I'm amazed a single movie ever gets made.

clemenza, Monday, 7 July 2014 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

This is...something.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/05/us/statement-from-harvey-weinstein.html

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:56 (one year ago) Permalink

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

ATTACK MY RUSTY TOOLBOX (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:57 (one year ago) Permalink

how the fuck can his lawyer let him make that statement.

He's always been an asshole of the highest order.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:53 (one year ago) Permalink

the odds of decades worth of actors, actresses, directors, fellow producers, or any number of people not knowing about this stuff seems to me next to nil.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Lisa Bloom, one of Weinstein’s attorneys who specializes in sexual harassment cases, adds that she has been advising him on “gender and power dynamics” for the past year, calling him “an old dinosaur learning new ways.” She adds that she’s “explained to him that due to the power difference between a major studio head like him and most others in the industry, whatever his motives, some of his words and behaviors can be perceived as inappropriate, even intimidating.”

http://catholicap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/skd229428sdc.jpg

nomar, Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

so this guy's got presumably top dollar lawyers and crisis management teams working for him and... that's his statement?

"not used to this new day and age when leveraging your power to coerce young women eager to get a foot in the door into sleeping with you isn't cool. i'm workin' on it. also fuck the NRA and Trump, right guys?!"

circa1916, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:00 (one year ago) Permalink

oh i forgot about the Jay-Z quote from 4:44

circa1916, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:00 (one year ago) Permalink

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Weinstein told NYT he "sincerely apologize[s]" for his behavior, is going on leave.
His lawyer tells Hollywood Reporter he is suing us.

— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) October 5, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:02 (one year ago) Permalink

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Harvey the Hutt

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:42 (one year ago) Permalink

surprised it wasn't written in crayon a la tarantino scripts

Οὖτις, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

she went on Howard and said she let Louis jerk off in front of her sometimes and sometimes told him to fuck off and it was never a big deal because they were on equal footing or something and he couldn't offer her anything. then one of the accusers tweeted at SS that she was also an equal/Louis had nothing to offer her and that doesn't excuse it (not that SS ever said that). then SS apologized. so, nothing

flappy bird, Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:43 (one month ago) Permalink

she's known him since they were 19?! huh

Οὖτις, Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

they were both standups in their teens, he's a couple of years older

to the other victim's tweet: she had said she knows that as soon as there was a power differential btwn him and the women that it was wrong, but her experience was different and she doesn't want to not consider him the friend of thirty years standing

She Bang My Tight Tie (sic), Thursday, 25 October 2018 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Why would that imbalance even be a thing?

I get that they were 'friends-plus' so fine.

But if LCK was in the presence of Margaret Thatcher, or some young intern, which one would be more indefensible? "Hey, would you mind if I....?"

Mark G, Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:16 (one month ago) Permalink

who wouldn't wank in front of Thatcher, TBH

akm, Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

But if LCK was in the presence of Margaret Thatcher, or some young intern, which one would be more indefensible?

the young intern. hope this helps

She Bang My Tight Tie (sic), Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I get that they were 'friends-plus' so fine.

also being friendly with people you work with doesn't mean it's automatically cool to jack your tiny dick in front of them

She Bang My Tight Tie (sic), Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:26 (one month ago) Permalink

I just can't fathom the mentality that would lead to asking a friend if it was okay to jerk off in front of them (regardless of gender, orientation or power dynamic), I mean just... waht

Οὖτις, Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean I'd prefer to be asked

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:33 (one month ago) Permalink

i do not wish to see my friends do this under any circumstances
there, now it is on the record

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 25 October 2018 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

that burning man bit in the google story seared my eyeballs

maura, Thursday, 25 October 2018 20:07 (one month ago) Permalink

props to the woman for bringing her mom though

maura, Thursday, 25 October 2018 20:07 (one month ago) Permalink

also, important that, if you are going to wank in a room with a baby, that you also ask first.

akm, Thursday, 25 October 2018 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink

famous writer Steven Galloway is suing various people who tweeted etc their support for his accusers

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/christie-blatchford-fired-ubc-professor-steven-galloway-suing-woman-who-accused-him-of-sexual-assault

canada's defamation laws are Not Good for accusers

sean gramophone, Monday, 29 October 2018 18:43 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^ i think i mentioned it itt already but this just happened to a bunch of friends of mine in the comics industry - the piece of shit in question sued them all for libel and also sued the women who accused him. seeking something like 22 million in damages for lost work opportunities due to the damage to his reputation (nb he is basically a zine publisher)

(this is in the us btw)

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 29 October 2018 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

big multi-part Jeffrey Epstein story in the Miami Herald today

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god that's hard to stomach.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cool that half the U.S. presidents of the last 25 years are personal friends with that guy

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Another one that's way overdue for a reckoning.

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 19:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

French though, so .... no consequences?

Nhex, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yup

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

might have some trouble getting co-productions funded down the line, but yeah, p much

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 20:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On part 2 of Epstein saga
Fuckin...
Earth is hell. I don’t think there can be any debate on that point.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that took a while to crop up again

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 30 November 2018 21:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.dailywire.com/news/22912/former-grad-student-accuses-neil-de-grasse-tyson-emily-zanotti

― j., Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:13 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yep.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:01 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 30 November 2018 22:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

“he kept a list of overweight actresses on his phone to prove that women aren’t inhibited by portrayals in the media when it comes to health and fitness”

A piercing intellect.

chinavision!, Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If it wasn't clear last week, it is now: CBS won't be paying Les Moonves another penny. NYT has draft of lawyers' report, with unpleasant details. https://t.co/vB643tN1Ja pic.twitter.com/RyQCMc5Czb

— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) December 5, 2018

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 02:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Investigators wrote that they had received “multiple reports” about a network employee who was “on call” to perform oral sex on Mr. Moonves. https://t.co/OcowEa4WmH

— Sam Dolnick (@samdolnick) December 5, 2018

THREE new stories about Les Moonves and CBS from the @nytimes tonight:

-- Lawyers hired by CBS say Moonves "destroyed evidence and misled investigators" https://t.co/qfhHN08ITK
-- Top takeaways: https://t.co/iwHsDyeVZ4
-- New @JamesStewartNYT column: https://t.co/6HZRjTZN0I

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 5, 2018

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 02:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Signs you might not be collecting your full severance package:

1. your lawyer has to make a statement on your behalf to the effect that you “never put or kept someone on the payroll for the purpose of sex.”

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Sounds carefully phrased

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 05:17 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/azeenghorayshi/neil-degrasse-tyson-sexual-allegations-four-women

A spokesperson for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where Tyson has led the Hayden Planetarium for over 20 years, said that it has never received a complaint about him, but was also looking into the allegations.


🤔

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 December 2018 07:07 (one week ago) Permalink

lena dunham has taken to the pages of the hollywood reporter to talk about her response to the girls writer being accused of rape and folks, it is not good

When someone I knew, someone I had loved as a brother, was accused, I did something inexcusable: I publicly spoke up in his defense. There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life. I didn't have the "insider information" I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all. I wanted to feel my workplace and my world were safe, untouched by the outside world (a privilege in and of itself, the privilege of ignoring what hasn't hurt you) and I claimed that safety at cost to someone else, someone very special.

To Aurora: You have been on my mind and in my heart every day this year. I love you. I will always love you. I will always work to right that wrong. In that way, you have made me a better woman and a better feminist.

We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:43 (one week ago) Permalink

a public apology is not an apology

flappy bird, Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:22 (one week ago) Permalink

she’s such an ass

maura, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

turning it into another chapter in The Life of Lena.

omar little, Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:17 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd go as far as to say she's not really a feminist, as that would require not being a blinkered narcissist

Οὖτις, Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00 (one week ago) Permalink

.... necessarily so?

puppy bash (darraghmac), Friday, 7 December 2018 00:21 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah. a blinkered narcissist can repeat feminist nostrums ad infinitum, but it would have about as much meaning as if they were singing the alphabet. the moment any of it came into conflict with their convenience, it would be instantly pitched overboard.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 7 December 2018 01:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Aurora suffered for our SINS

Ludo, Friday, 7 December 2018 07:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Assumed this revive would be for Yael Stone/Geoffrey Rush.

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 17 December 2018 16:46 (yesterday) Permalink

"Open and thoughtful, Engelhardt unspools a life story that took root in a strict German immigrant household and blossomed into a Zelig-esque series of adventures as she attempted to break into modeling: partying with Iman, jet-setting with Adnan Khashoggi, dining with Stephen King, working as a personal assistant to Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier later convicted for soliciting an underage girl. Following her time with Allen, she went on to become a platonic muse to Federico Fellini during the auteur's late-life journeys in Rome and Tulum, Mexico, then spent years tending to egos as a hostess in the executive dining room at Paramount before landing her current gig, working as an assistant for producer Bob Evans. What's made her attractive to these powerful men, both personally and professionally, she posits, is in part what Allen appreciated in the first place: "I was pretty enough, I was smart enough, I was nonconfrontational, I was non-judgmental, I was discreet, and nothing shocks me."

maura, Monday, 17 December 2018 16:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Jeffrey Epstein is rarely far from these stories huh (xp!!!)

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 17 December 2018 16:47 (yesterday) Permalink

seriously. so gross

maura, Monday, 17 December 2018 16:49 (yesterday) Permalink

i have to read the yael stone piece. the times one was written by bari weiss ugh

maura, Monday, 17 December 2018 16:49 (yesterday) Permalink

I mean, Bananas?!

j., Monday, 17 December 2018 17:11 (yesterday) Permalink


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