Weinsteins step down as Miramax CEOs

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
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 (fourteen years ago) link

Uhh, you're mostly right.

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

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

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

It was done for F9/11.

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

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

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

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

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

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

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

I DID IT

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

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

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

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

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

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

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

Will Hard with a Vengeance

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

Iambic Boogaloo

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

there's already a second bridget jones movie

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

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

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

Crying Game 2?

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

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

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

Rounders: Legacy

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

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

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

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

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

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:06 (eight 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 (five 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 (one year ago) link

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

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

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

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

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

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

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

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

thank god that someone is finally speaking up for the long-term artistic legacies of k-pax and the adventure of sharkboy and lava girl 3-d

Dame Judi Dench has spoken out about her sadness at seeing her friends Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey shunned from the big screen.

Despite condemning their behaviour publicly, Dench told the Radio Times she was concerned the pair’s work would be forgotten.

Dench does not defend Spacey and Weinstein against allegations over their misconduct but rued the treatment of Spacey in particular, whose performances were removed from Ridley Scott’s 2017 film All the Money in the World after it was completed.

“Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic and everything that he did [as artistic director] – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?”

“You cannot deny somebody a talent. You might as well never look at a Caravaggio painting [he was a murderer]. You might as well never have gone to see Noël Coward [accused of predatory behaviour].”

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:38 (two months ago) link

Caravaggio >>> some film producer from Flushing.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:40 (two months ago) link

her point isn't completely off - Weinstein has 328 production credits on imdb, at least a few of which were good, and Spacey did do good work once upon a time

Nhex, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:11 (two months ago) link

obv doesn't negate how horrible these people are but there's more to those films than one man

Nhex, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:11 (two months ago) link

if only someone were arguing that these films should be erased from history

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:14 (two months ago) link

brad otm, dench is coming out swinging against an opinion that i can't recall anyone ever expressing

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:16 (two months ago) link

controp: Knowing Spacey is a sexual predator makes re-watching Se7en better

(nb i probably don't actually believe this.)

no one is saying it like that, but at least at my local repertory house, there's a lot of debate over these topics. they're doing a Rosemary's Baby screening soon, the host doesn't want to mention anything about Polanski's real life, others feel the opposite. i can see both sides, but the argument is starting to happen in some form

Nhex, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:42 (two months ago) link

Can’t Polanksi at least get a moratorium until he’s dead, surely it can’t be long now

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:00 (two months ago) link

This only really applies to onscreen talent and directors, tho. No one gives a fuck if Weinstein produced something, because we don't think of the producer role as "part" of the film in the same way.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:18 (two months ago) link

^^^^

Almost too obvious a point to make id have thought

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:20 (two months ago) link

A lot of the stories about the films of Harvey Scissorhands have also been about brave directors trying to stand up to him, so in some way his fall might lead to some of his productions being re-evaluated.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:32 (two months ago) link

disagree completely with wins and drf but thats prob ok

godfellaz (darraghmac), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:56 (two months ago) link

re Harvey specifically, or just producers? there are endless stories of directors fighting Harvey re their content, and maybe two in forty years of him making a useful contribution outside of marketing

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

I think it's prob ok too but would be curious to hear you elaborate. You think audiences care about producers? xpost

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:21 (two months ago) link

90% of audiences don't care about directors either

Number None, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:44 (two months ago) link

I think for most people it would be like finding out that the head of a record company is evil (which, y'know), it wouldn't affect their opinion of the records

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 19:53 (two months ago) link

the work is the work

godfellaz (darraghmac), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:39 (two months ago) link

Yeah, my post wasn't saying anything about that either way tbf.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:52 (two months ago) link

not much cognitive dissonance at all w/ Spacey because he usually played villains, murderers, criminals, or creeps. totally different story with someone like Cosby.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:44 (two months ago) link

Spacey isn't in any good movies

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:45 (two months ago) link

makes things easy!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:45 (two months ago) link

Swimming With Sharks is good. Moon too, but you don't have to look at him anyway.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:53 (two months ago) link

hes not any good in movies but hes bad in some good movies

godfellaz (darraghmac), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 22:53 (two months ago) link

Glengarry is good and he's good in it iirc.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:03 (two months ago) link

really good in GGGR and L.A. Confidential, good in Seven, excellent in The Ref, he's fine in The Negotiator (which is a decent late-'90s action flick, completely disposable but solid). Basically he was a perfect fit for certain roles which brought out his inherent prick qualities, he rarely played a total hero (The Negotiator being the only complete exception and even there it toyed a bit with his untrustworthiness, L.A. Confidential made him a hero for a minute after his selfishness cost someone their life but then...)

omar little, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:17 (two months ago) link

after he won his second Oscar (and arguably before, since American Beauty fits) he either turned into an unctuous martyr onscreen (Pay It Forward, The Life of David Gale) or went full asshole.

omar little, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:18 (two months ago) link

Baby Driver was dope

I watched Se7en for the first time recently and I thought it was p good and extremely gross

flappy bird, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:24 (two months ago) link

hes bad in ggr and all the others and baby driver is ass

godfellaz (darraghmac), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:29 (two months ago) link

you hate everything tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:30 (two months ago) link

i dont know how that gets around im unabashedly enthusiastic about lots of stuff

godfellaz (darraghmac), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:32 (two months ago) link

god man have some self-respect

j., Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:33 (two months ago) link

I thought The Ref was good but didn't trust my memory. Glengarry is "good" but just too gross to spend time in, and I don't remember him in it

LA Confidential sucks, why even bother adapting mid-period Ellroy if you're going to be so basic. there are plenty of 150-pp pocket paperback potboilers he did earlier that let you put his name on the poster, and they're cheaper

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:00 (two months ago) link

anyway to Dench's point:

Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic and everything that he did [as artistic director]

1) sorry, yes, those years are #cancelled. the sole reason you can't buy a ticket to see Niamh Cusack and Ruth Negga in Playboy Of The Western World tonight is because we're fomenting a vendetta against Spacey, not because it was staged in 2011

2) "everything he did" includes widely-reported predation on teenage boys throughout his tenure, both at the time and after his official me-too-ing in 2017. aren't you saying we should negate this

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:07 (two months ago) link

also zomg the theatre was owned and restored by Honest Ed Mirvish!

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:08 (two months ago) link

A judge said the young man came from a good family, attended an excellent school, had terrific grades and was an Eagle scout. Prosecutors, the judge said, should have explained to the girl and her family that pressing charges would destroy the boy’s life. https://t.co/KYK1Bj3jXP

— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 3, 2019

(it can be argued that a 16yo should never be tried as an adult . . . but if any deserve to be, it's this one imo)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:40 (two months ago) link

christ that whole story is awful

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:47 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

has anyone else watched the Hulu doc? idk why i watched it but i did. the interviews are essential; one thing that really stuck with me was an interview with "celebrity journalist" aj benza where he said that he had heard the rumors that actresses had "slept with" harvey to get their parts and he just assumed welp yeah that is how it is. the perniciousness and ease of digestion of this utter falsehood really reminded me how everyone is complicit with/to blame for rape culture. it's way deep in there.

also let's not kid ourselves, the 90s sucked.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:30 (one week ago) link

the whole gossip industrial complex is designed to keep the status quo firmly in place. it’s even more apparent on newer outlets because the editing is so poor

maura, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

i haven't paid attention to celebrity gossip in ages, i felt like it was sort of a bygone pastime -- is it still as popular as it was 15-20 years ago?
erika rosenbaum's story hit esp hard because she describes a very relatable sensation of wanting to "take a risk" and also feeling deeply unsafe. ugh.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:43 (one week ago) link

celebrity gossip powers the internet afaict

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:08 (one week ago) link

The authors of She Said gave a long (20 mins!) interview at of all places Morning Joe today.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

100%. also US Weekly, People magazine and the like still circulate to millions

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:11 (one week ago) link

really? i admit that i don't pay any attention to entertainment "news" (though i do read music stuff). all the 90s/early 2000s stuff in the doc seemed like a thousand years ago. i see the magazines in the checkout aisle and they all look grotesque.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:13 (one week ago) link

it’s a pernicious influence and it’s very much there. popbitch (!) has done some excellent digging on AMI (owner of enquirer etc) and its mucky dealings

maura, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:15 (one week ago) link

yup. nothing's changed, just the names and the royalty. a lot more reality show "stars" to cover if anything

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:16 (one week ago) link

the Lisa Bloom stuff is pretty disgusting

omar little, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:38 (one week ago) link

the NY Post page 6 folks (current and former) still have a bit to answer for too.

omar little, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:38 (one week ago) link

Another reason there more be more smears ahead...Weinstein switched his legal team earlier this summer, and here's a profile of who he hired:

https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2018/The-Defender/

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:40 (one week ago) link

Regarding Rose McGowan, an early accuser, Bloom told Weinstein, “I feel equipped to help you against the Roses of the world, because I have represented so many of them.” She suggested a “counterops online campaign to push back and call her out as a pathological liar.” She educated Weinstein on “reputation management,” and encouraged him to stage preemptive television interviews, wherein he would invoke his deceased mother and claim that her passing had caused him to “evolve” on women’s issues.

omar little, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 16:06 (one week ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.