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 (seventeen years ago) link

Uhh, you're mostly right.

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

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:44 (seventeen years ago) link

It was done for F9/11.

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

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 (seventeen years ago) link

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:47 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:47 (seventeen years ago) link

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

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

I DID IT

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

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

bro dudely (deangulberry), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

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

Will Hard with a Vengeance

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

Iambic Boogaloo

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

there's already a second bridget jones movie

Ward Fowler, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:17 (eleven years ago) link

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:27 (eleven years ago) link

Crying Game 2?

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:32 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:49 (eleven years ago) link

Rounders: Legacy

da croupier, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:54 (eleven years ago) link

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:38 (eleven years ago) link

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:56 (four years ago) link

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

ATTACK MY RUSTY TOOLBOX (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:57 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

circa1916, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:00 (four years ago) link

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:01 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:34 (four years ago) link

Harvey the Hutt

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:42 (four years ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:51 (four years ago) link

This is a complicated situation, defined as grooming but with no sexual intent, that will probably create more definitive boundaries between performers and younger fans.

In light of the allegations against Alice Ripley, a conversation about interactions between theatre artists and fans has erupted online.

But there are aspects to this story that many seem to be missing, especially within the theatre communities.

— OnStage Blog (@OnstageBlog) August 24, 2021

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 21:47 (ten months ago) link

I love Alice Ripley. this is rough :(

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 21:49 (ten months ago) link

spend any time on social media following any kind of celebrity and the mental instability of lots of young people who interact with those celebrities will make you shudder. This is probably more pronounced these days with legions of weirdo 'stans' who frankly should be jettisoned into the sun; but even back then, from what I just read, Ripley should have known better and not engaged.

akm, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 23:43 (ten months ago) link

Alice Ripley seems to have exercised very bad judgment and relished the attention of these young “fans,” but “grooming without sexual intent” seems like a weird charge

treeship., Tuesday, 24 August 2021 23:52 (ten months ago) link

I’m glad the victims came forward though. This is a more ambiguous type of abuse but one that is probably common.

treeship., Tuesday, 24 August 2021 23:59 (ten months ago) link

i've been following the story and that was a really interesting article that helped clarify a lot of questions I had.

Alice Ripley seems to have exercised very bad judgment and relished the attention of these young “fans,” but “grooming without sexual intent” seems like a weird charge

― treeship., Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:52 (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

In the initial accusations against Ripley, she was accused of grooming, which is a term commonly used for manipulative behaviors that abusers use to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught.

I think this makes sense as a definition of grooming that doesn't necessarily have to include sexual intent, it could cover e.g. getting someone to keep stolen goods in their home, or lend large sums of money - there is an ulterior motive to the efforts to form an emotional relationship, and the motive is to get the other person to do something damaging to themselves that they wouldn't otherwise be willing to do - but I don't think the article really makes a good case that this is what's happening in this situation?

Did Alice Ripley allegedly groom these young people in hopes of sexually abusing them? It doesn’t appear that way. Did she apparently use the tool of grooming for other purposes with these fans? That’s an entirely different discussion.

what exactly are the "other purposes" that Ripley was allegedly using the tool of grooming for? what was her ulterior motive? the article implies that she formed these relationships with fans to gratify her ego, but that seems hazy as a justification for calling it grooming. In the definition above the 'abuse' is delineated as something distinct from the 'grooming', the grooming is to facilitate the abuse, but in this case it seems like the accusers are arguing that what they call the grooming was in itself 'abusive'?

soref, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 11:28 (ten months ago) link

Yeah “grooming” might be the wrong word. It sounds like she might be emotionally immature and talked to these kids as if they were her peers. I can definitely see how they felt violated by this as she was ignoring boundaries.

treeship., Wednesday, 25 August 2021 11:44 (ten months ago) link

the article makes it pretty clear that she would unceremoniously 'dump' them after long, emotionally intimate relationships. imo both the emotionally intimate relationships and the dumping are abuses of the power she holds as an adult over children ffs.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 11:53 (ten months ago) link

and when i say abuses i mean like, proper, full-on emotional damage that it could take years to recover from

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 11:54 (ten months ago) link

Yeah as I said earlier it is a kind of abuse—just one we haven’t seen discussed much in the metoo era.

treeship., Wednesday, 25 August 2021 11:56 (ten months ago) link

play whatever sick ego games you want with other adults - though you probably shouldn't! - but imagining my, i dunno 13-y-o as having identity questions and then latching onto a revered celebrity who actually texts them and invites them over, it's unthinkable really

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 11:56 (ten months ago) link

Ugh

Hitsville Ukase (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 12:34 (ten months ago) link

finished the Daily Beast article just now, seems pretty clear that Ripley is not being truthful in her denial that she only met fans briefly at the stage door or very occasionally had dinners with them, when DB has seen photos of her with one of these women in San Diego and SF (the woman lived in NYC). I was thinking about what kind of pathology made sense of this and decided that Ripley just sounds like a terrible person, no pathology needed.

akm, Wednesday, 25 August 2021 14:45 (ten months ago) link

Ron Jeremy indicted on 34 counts of sexual assault.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 23:55 (ten months ago) link

Seems like this should spark a reckoning with the porn industry. There are massive abuses there but people don’t like to think about it.

treeship., Thursday, 26 August 2021 19:29 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rose McGowan has gone over the edge

Larry Elder presser with Rose McGowan kicking off now pic.twitter.com/Hae9zUeogH

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 12, 2021

akm, Monday, 13 September 2021 15:59 (nine months ago) link

Yeah I shared that in the monthly politics thread yesterday, so unexpected. So her argument seems to be that too many Democrats ignored her claims and accusations (which is totally in the realm of possibility) that she has no choice but to now be a Republican and stump for mini-Trumps that have been credibly accused of sexual harassment?

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 September 2021 16:35 (nine months ago) link

*sigh*

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 13 September 2021 17:19 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Never mind. Just trying to remove the fbclid. Don't know why it didn't work.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 30 September 2021 21:39 (nine months ago) link

ugh gross

certified juice therapist (harbl), Thursday, 30 September 2021 21:42 (nine months ago) link

it's not including the slash in your link for some reason

certified juice therapist (harbl), Thursday, 30 September 2021 21:42 (nine months ago) link

In addition to Michaels, Shoemaker, and Fallon, the potential cast members around to witness Sanz’s conduct would have included Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, Chris Parnell, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Jerry Minor, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Dean Edwards, Seth Meyers, and Jeff Richards.


Is this an attempt to game Google Search or am I supposed to read this in Don Pardo’s voice?

licorice in the front, pizza in the rear (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 1 October 2021 03:09 (nine months ago) link

lmao

Tracer Hand, Friday, 1 October 2021 09:12 (nine months ago) link

Now I’m reading this in Don Pardo’s voice always

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 1 October 2021 10:45 (nine months ago) link

Reading everything in Don Pardo’s voice = people who have figured out how to live

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 1 October 2021 12:17 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

well everything appears to be back to normal

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/nyregion/christopher-belter-rape-sentence.html

Tracer Hand, Friday, 19 November 2021 23:49 (seven months ago) link

nothing much seemed to happen with that horatio sanz story, did it? maybe because he's frankly not famous enough to suffer a real career impact at this point.

akm, Saturday, 20 November 2021 17:01 (seven months ago) link

silby's wish came true, at least.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 20 November 2021 18:32 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Noted Harvey lookalike Jeff Garlin leaves The Goldbergs after complaints about on-set behavior.

https://deadline.com/2021/12/jeff-garlin-exit-the-goldbergs-hr-investigations-season-9-1234892030/?

In his VF interview, Garlin dismissed accusations of being verbally offensive by saying that he is just being “silly” as part of his shtick as a comedian. He did note his penchant for dropping the word “vagina” on the set.

According to a source on the show, a camera assistant made a complaint to her department head about Garlin’s use of the word. After the actor found out, he reportedly put his hands around her and kept saying “vagina” in her face over and over again. Overall, Garlin’s go-to jokes that a number of people on the show found offensive were talking about grandma’s vagina, balls and brassier, a co-worker said. Additionally, he would not address some longtime female crew members by name, using instead nicknames that some also considered offensive.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 December 2021 00:50 (six months ago) link

It's pretty weird that the writer said "balls" without quotes

licorice in the front, pizza in the rear (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 17 December 2021 02:05 (six months ago) link

grandma's balls
used to hand me
piece of candy

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 December 2021 03:05 (six months ago) link

he was talking about whose grandma? his?

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Friday, 17 December 2021 03:53 (six months ago) link

Grandma’s balls got run over by a reindeer

... (Eazy), Friday, 17 December 2021 03:54 (six months ago) link

that show is so fucking terrible, maybe it was his negative abusive behavior to blame all along

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 December 2021 05:41 (six months ago) link

how does one explain the steady solidity of Curb then?

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 December 2021 07:06 (six months ago) link

Saw some discussion of how a general accusation of "sexual assault" allows for some weaselly wiggle room. What Noth is being accused of is outright violent *rape.*

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 December 2021 14:38 (six months ago) link

New accusations against Bryan Singer.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/bryan-singer-blake-stuerman-1235136986/

peace, man, Tuesday, 21 December 2021 16:45 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

no charges were ever brought against toback????

yes all my posts today are based on real names disallowed by the Spelling Bee

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 January 2022 11:11 (five months ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

Cary Fukunaga

Acclaimed Director Cary Fukunaga Accused of Grooming Young Women for Sex https://t.co/86h9z8eUZR pic.twitter.com/HtdPhEZ8Lk

— Jezebel (@Jezebel) May 9, 2022

akm, Monday, 9 May 2022 19:17 (one month ago) link

(important to note that accusers here are all of legal age, there isn't much I would actually call 'abuse' here, and I also assume all people in Hollywood behave this way)

akm, Monday, 9 May 2022 19:23 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

The parents of an 18-year-old from North Dakota have obtained a protective order against “The Flash” star Ezra Miller.

But the teen’s parents and law enforcement are having a hard time locating Miller to serve the actor with the order. https://t.co/B89xAGTEGx

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 10, 2022

Presumably in restraints somewhere on the Warner Brothers lot.

circa1916, Monday, 13 June 2022 02:45 (two weeks ago) link

for a while this spring all you had to do if you were looking for e. miller was camp out at my local a few nights until the flash showed up to try and fight you. haven’t had any encounters in the past month or two but have heard a lot of grim gossip about this relationship— a small and sad part of what’s lately felt like an accelerated wiring of this island into the international lawless playboy circuit. (for the state more broadly, of course, it’s always been a specialty.)

difficult listening hour, Monday, 13 June 2022 04:32 (two weeks ago) link

Paul Haggis accused again, and held in Italy.

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/paul-haggis-arrest-italy-sexual-assault-charges-1370822/

nickn, Monday, 20 June 2022 07:38 (one week ago) link


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