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 (sixteen years ago) link

Uhh, you're mostly right.

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

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

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

It was done for F9/11.

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

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

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

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

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

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

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

I DID IT

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

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

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

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

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

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

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

Will Hard with a Vengeance

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

Iambic Boogaloo

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

there's already a second bridget jones movie

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

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

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

Crying Game 2?

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

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

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

Rounders: Legacy

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

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

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

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

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

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

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

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

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

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

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

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

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

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

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

So… yes

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:50 (one month ago) link

He also runs this art gallery or used to

https://nineteeneightyeight.com/pages/current-west

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:53 (one month ago) link

white people in north america should not be allowed to name their own children

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:54 (one month ago) link

What’s the window on caring about Boy Meets World or drama involving anyone from it - people born 1983 to 1987?

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:55 (one month ago) link

i kinda feel like this is something whiney would be talking about

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:57 (one month ago) link

that first hot karl explainer video is a perfect storm of 2000s horribleness

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 22:59 (one month ago) link

What’s the window on caring about Boy Meets World or drama involving anyone from it - people born 1983 to 1987?

I think goes into the '90s. Seems like I know a bunch of younger millennials who went apeshit when it hit streaming.

Of course, the weirdest thing about the show is that Maitland Ward (the secondary actress in later episodes) has become a pretty huge porn star.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 23:07 (one month ago) link

What’s the window on caring about Boy Meets World or drama involving anyone from it - people born 1983 to 1987?


This made me lol as I’m 1982 and my exact relationship with this show is that my peers even a year younger than me all seemed to know and love it but it was just after my time. Wasn’t in the afternoon lineup yet when I was gorging on syndicated Full House and Family Matters after school.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 25 March 2021 00:49 (one month ago) link

Not to be Capn-Save-a-General-Mills but like...what plant is processing cereal and shrimp at the same time?

frogbs, Friday, 26 March 2021 00:11 (one month ago) link

I was thinking disgruntled worker at first, but the company claims those "shrimp tails" are actually just clumps of the coating that formed in the manufacturing process. Looking at the picture again I can believe this.

nickn, Friday, 26 March 2021 00:58 (one month ago) link

oh shit

UPDATE: we killed the shrimp guy. He was blended and is now in every box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch

— Cinmamon Toast Crunch (@holyduck) March 24, 2021

frogbs, Friday, 26 March 2021 01:27 (one month ago) link

does this mean that, at the end, he had a blended haircut

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:38 (one month ago) link

lol, but I only saw this after buying a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros on sale at Walgreen's. I have no idea who those people are either ... though I had heard of the gallery and in my mind it is somewhere in the historical progression from high art to NFTs

sarahell, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:48 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

In light of the reporting on Scott Rudin, I am thinking a lot about this interview I did in 2017 with Steven Soderbergh. In it, he said that when he talks to students, part of the discussion is about running a humane set. https://t.co/eto1u8pqc0 pic.twitter.com/HjpVOLPsTS

— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) April 10, 2021

Scott Rudin story (huge temper, volatile, no sexual harassment, classic “lol Ari Gold” material):

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/everyone-just-knows-hes-an-absolute-monster-scott-rudins-ex-staffers-speak-out-on-abusive-behavior

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Saturday, 10 April 2021 16:16 (one month ago) link

I mean, fkn SPY reported on Rudin 30 years ago. This is not a breaking story.

disclaimer: back in the 90s I worked briefly in the offices of both Rudin and equally famed bully Lynda 0bst. Good times. It was no secret.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 10 April 2021 22:54 (one month ago) link

The THR article cites several other reported pieces, as well as the 1994 film Swimming With Sharks. It is not pretending to break the story.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 11 April 2021 00:30 (one month ago) link

I mean, fkn SPY reported on Rudin 30 years ago. This is not a breaking story.

Neither was Weinstein having a rep.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 11 April 2021 00:38 (one month ago) link

I just saw somewhere that the Weinstein-inspired Law & Orderverse ep w/Jeff Garlin as HW is over 10 years old.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 11 April 2021 02:14 (one month ago) link

love the 'oh, this is news to you? *i* always knew better' response

mookieproof, Sunday, 11 April 2021 02:48 (one month ago) link

go on. I’d love to know what the story is here beyond “known asshole remains asshole.”

is it that the industry still tolerates all sorts of cruelty? is it that the streaming revolution has shaken up previous hierarchies sufficiently that people feel more empowered to speak out? is it that a new generation is coming up that might do things differently? is it that Rudin’s weak enough now that this can be said out loud in the trades?

MZS tweet says more than the THR piece does.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 11 April 2021 04:47 (one month ago) link

so i guess you were there first? and did nothing? kudos?

mookieproof, Sunday, 11 April 2021 05:18 (one month ago) link

If any reporter or screenwriter ever writes about humans, corporations or governments doing bad things, nobody must ever report on those subjects again, especially if they continue to do the same bad things for decades

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 11 April 2021 06:44 (one month ago) link

not going to bother responding seriously.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Sunday, 11 April 2021 14:01 (one month ago) link

Looks like Jackman did have a word: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/17/theater/scott-rudin-steps-away-from-broadway.html

(sourced from the slightly less sceptical)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 17 April 2021 18:38 (one month ago) link

"Why Some Hollywood Execs Are Hoping for Scott Rudin to Return":

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/scott-rudin-claims-some-execs-are-hoping-for-scott-rudin-to-return

33 Rudin assistants interviewed:

https://www.vulture.com/2021/04/scott-rudin-as-told-by-his-assistants.html

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 23 April 2021 09:52 (three weeks ago) link

Meanwhile at Jake Paul's influencer "collab house," bullying, wage theft, racist abuse and sexual assault:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/style/jake-paul-team-10.html

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 23 April 2021 09:58 (three weeks ago) link

lol at scott-rudin-claims-some-execs-are-hoping-for-scott-rudin-to-return

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:15 (three weeks ago) link

"Some Execs Are Rudiner Than Others"

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 April 2021 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

why ya gotta be so Rudin

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:29 (three weeks ago) link

some execs' mothers are Rudiner other execs' mothers

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Friday, 23 April 2021 14:40 (three weeks ago) link

Chabon lengthily acknowledging his two-decade complicity:

https://michaelchabon.medium.com/apology-of-a-rudin-apologist-85bec4879119

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 24 April 2021 05:43 (three weeks ago) link

English actor, writer/director and producer Noel Clarke thoroughly #MeToo-ed in the Guardian, with 20 accusers so far, and comments suggesting this is the tip of an iceberg. His and his lawyers' statements to the paper, and phone calls to women they suspected of being sources, are flashing neon signs, too.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 29 April 2021 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

More anecdotes and statements about Clarke have continued to come out, such as this from the London School Of Dramatic Art.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 2 May 2021 01:17 (two weeks ago) link

can we not use “#me-tooed” when the article doesn’t say that, and it’s used as a shorthand by conservative pundits as a way to say “this person is a victim of mob action and he probably did nothing wrong”?

mh, Sunday, 2 May 2021 01:52 (two weeks ago) link

sorry, you said “#metoo-ed”

mh, Sunday, 2 May 2021 01:53 (two weeks ago) link

I still think of it as a righteous reckoning, apologies if anyone reading has converted to reading it otherwise.

(I'm personally inclined to not surrender useful language to those who deliberately try and divert it - it's certainly easy to tell when people are using "woke" sincerely, vs gammons steaming their hamheads about "wokery" and "gwgb" - but will be cautious around that one.)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 2 May 2021 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

fwiw, i also read "me-too'd" as shorthand for "Caught" and not much else

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 2 May 2021 04:01 (two weeks ago) link

(The fact that so many women were able to say "me too" when told that others had spoken to the reporters, and more did so in response to the article about the first 20 dropping, supported the value of the phrase imo)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 2 May 2021 04:24 (two weeks ago) link

can we not use “#me-tooed” when the article doesn’t say that, and it’s used as a shorthand by conservative pundits as a way to say “this person is a victim of mob action and he probably did nothing wrong”?


Otm, am always deeply uneasy at this use

Scamp Granada (gyac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 07:54 (two weeks ago) link

I think it's probably tactically useful to tie it to "remember that time when we decided this wasn't okay (and that time a bit later when we remembered that we decided that again)" - I agree it's not useful to over-consider conservative media's smearing of terms (or there'd be no BLM or Antifa).

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 2 May 2021 08:23 (two weeks ago) link

the hashtag as a verb is best avoided unless you want to sound like kanye

Left, Sunday, 2 May 2021 08:51 (two weeks ago) link

Mh’s explanation is useful, but I’d add to it. The term puts the focus on the person being accused and inverts the actors and victims in a really perverse way, to the point that it flattens out the actual happening(s) and the pain caused by it(people talking about what has happened to them) to this very cynical sort of “so and so got targeted by these accusations”. It’s a really unhelpful term at best and I’d encourage those of you determined to use it who you think you’re doing it for.

Scamp Granada (gyac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 08:52 (two weeks ago) link

*to ask who you think, gah

Scamp Granada (gyac), Sunday, 2 May 2021 09:02 (two weeks ago) link

I'd see the focus being switched to the accused as a good thing though, it takes it as read that there's a preponderance of accounts against him and short-circuits any he-said-she-said.

I mean, I'll be happy if and when it gets to the point where a single accuser has more weight than the accused, but the power imbalance in the stories itt suggests that'll take more than parity.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 2 May 2021 09:37 (two weeks ago) link

Four women sexually harassed and bullied by Clarke on the set of Dr Who, before he began writing/directing/producing, have also given accounts to the Guuardian. His legal responses continue to be persuasive.

...another former runner on Doctor Who alleges Clarke sexually harassed her and another female coworker in a bar at the Holland House Hotel in the mid-2000s in Cardiff, following a work event. When the women rejected Clarke’s advances, she alleges, he became “rude” and “aggressive”. The following day, she said Clarke spread false rumours about both women on set.

Clarke strongly denied the allegation. His lawyers said there would have been no real need or purpose for him to be in the hotel bar because he does not drink.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 7 May 2021 22:58 (one week ago) link

I really fucking hate this. Dude was set up to be the fucking Golden Child and he wiped his ass all over the opportunity.

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:03 (one week ago) link

DJP otm

disgusting entitled toxic bullshit

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:34 (one week ago) link


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