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 (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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

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

Will Hard with a Vengeance

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

Iambic Boogaloo

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

there's already a second bridget jones movie

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

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

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

Crying Game 2?

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

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

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

Rounders: Legacy

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

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

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

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

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

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

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

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

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

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

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

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

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

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

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

Some of this is out of our hands, as Aziz, and maybe Franco, are going to keep showing up on tv, whereas Spacey probably isn't

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:44 (two months ago) link

You have to really work hard to skip past the accusation that he removed a woman's vulva guard that was mentioned in multiple posts and the story you're calling bullshit to arrive at "the sex was uncomfortable, waaaaah don't be a snowflake"

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:18 (two months ago) link

I suspect he does not have to work that hard

YouGov to see it (wins), Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:25 (two months ago) link

give spacey 10 years he'll be back at the Oscars pumping a career rehab role. maybe he'll play the pope

flappy bird, Thursday, 31 October 2019 20:14 (two months ago) link

careful now, the last person who accused spacey of an unwelcome pumping ended up dead

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 31 October 2019 20:54 (two months ago) link

kevin shakey

deems of internment (darraghmac), Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:21 (two months ago) link

wau

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 31 October 2019 21:30 (two months ago) link

Too far

thewufs, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:18 (two months ago) link

Also

he removed a woman's vulva guard

That’s horrific. I did not know this

thewufs, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:20 (two months ago) link

Great, just great.

https://jezebel.com/bosses-at-vice-and-the-fader-ignored-sexual-misconduct-1839636779

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 November 2019 00:15 (two months ago) link

I don't know about anything about the people running The Fader but it's unsurprising re: the cretins at Vice.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/unsafe-and-just-plain-dirty-women-accuse-vice-of-toxic-sexual-harassment-culture

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 8 November 2019 00:35 (two months ago) link

And then...

Christian comedian John Crist had a Netflix special called "I Ain’t Prayin’ for That" set to debut on Thanksgiving, but five women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against him this week, so now the release has been put on hold. https://t.co/MpmhATeqOI

— Megh Wright (@megh_wright) November 7, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 November 2019 00:54 (two months ago) link

that would have made a great arc on CRASHING

maura, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:17 (two months ago) link

that jezebel piece is absolutely fucking sickening

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 01:51 (two months ago) link

And today:

Our statement on the recent lawsuits involving G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller. pic.twitter.com/ZiuhXunUKS

— GMG Union (@gmgunion) November 8, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 November 2019 19:29 (two months ago) link

Namely:

The sources said that publisher Andy Cohn and others at The Fader were aware of Sundermann’s alleged behavior before he was hired, and that Cohn had once behaved inappropriately at a 2011 company event. While a rep for the company told Variety Wednesday that Cohn was not under investigation, disputing the claim of an anonymous source quoted in a Billboard article on Sundermann’s firing, on Friday the company confirmed that he has been suspended.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:23 (two months ago) link

the proprietor of a Toronto Yuk Yuks wrote an op-ed bragging about how well Louis CK did there recently, when said proprietor was brave enough to book him. One of the two women from the original, long-circulating jerk-off rumour has written in to the paper to respond:
https://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/counterpoint-i-didnt-consent-to-louis-c-k-masturbating-in-front-of-me

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:09 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

25 million dollar settlement and that's it for Weinstein, he's off the hook? Despicable.

StanM, Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:24 (one month ago) link

this is the civil case. he has still to face a criminal trial regarding abuse charges involving over 20 women

#FBPIRA (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:25 (one month ago) link

although, as you know, it's not certain that he'll be convicted of any of these charges, many of them being historical and with the difficulty in securing convictions for these types of crimes

#FBPIRA (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

Not holding my breath on those other cases, but I'd love to see him face some sort of justice. As it stands today, it's just another reminder that rich and powerful white men can get away with whatever the fuck they want as long as they keep upping that settlement offer.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 12 December 2019 22:26 (one month ago) link

aw, diddums

Harvey Weinstein has complained he feels like “the forgotten man” and that his “pioneering” work championing movies directed by and about women has been “eviscerated” in the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations against him.

The 67-year-old producer, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has faced accusations of sexual assault and harassment from dozens of women.

Ahead of the start of his rape trial, Weinstein gave an interview to the New York Post. He spoke while recuperating in hospital after spinal surgery and said he was doing the interview to prove he was not exaggerating the claims about his ill health. The former movie mogul appeared in court last week using a walking frame.

The New York Post reported that Weinstein showed little sign of remorse for the actions he is accused of.

“I feel like the forgotten man,” he told the paper.

“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any film-maker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first. I pioneered it.

“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,’’ Weinstein said. “My work has been forgotten.’’

WHEEL! OF! FORESKIN! (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 December 2019 10:03 (one month ago) link

“I feel like the forgotten man,” he told the paper.

Not really! Surprised Trump hasn't intervened yet to promise him a pardon if convicted.

AMM stands for Axe-Murdering Motherfuckers (Matt #2), Monday, 16 December 2019 10:53 (one month ago) link

I checked Weinstein's profile, and in the 1980s he was indeed the co-executive producer for one movie directed by a woman: Joyce Chopra's The Lemon Sisters, from 1989. After that there's a gap of 9 years and something like 40 movies before his second movie with a female director, Penelope Spheeris's Senseless in 1998.

Though I guess, sadly, he's sorta right in that he's produced more films directed by women than most other Hollywood producers.

Tuomas, Monday, 16 December 2019 13:48 (one month ago) link

But yeah, for some reason people tend to "eviscerate" your work with women if you also happened to harass and abuse them at the same time.

Tuomas, Monday, 16 December 2019 13:51 (one month ago) link

I feel like people are overlooking all of the beautiful houses I built in the wake of that thing that happened where I subsequently burned all of those houses to the ground. It's like the world has forgotten all about my good works simply because I undid them with monomaniacal fervor. Ingrates!

Welcome to the Sandwich Trough (Old Lunch), Monday, 16 December 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

I did it first. I pioneered it.

Loooooooool no sir u did not

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 16 December 2019 15:00 (one month ago) link

so appropriate he's pulling the old mobster trick of doddering into court with a walker

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 December 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

just jonesing for plaudits

pathetic

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 04:43 (one month ago) link

won't someone think of the rapist

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 04:56 (one month ago) link

Drudge had the best headline: "BEST ACTOR?"

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 05:16 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein set Elon Musk's brother up with a girlfriend in effort to get close to the Tesla founder, sources tell @beckpeterson and @johnjcook https://t.co/ha8w2gUqUU

— graham starr (@GrahamStarr) January 13, 2020

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 January 2020 21:44 (two weeks ago) link

idgi tbqh

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 January 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

half-joke a) this sounds like a Perrin premise that is failing to keep up with the on-the-nose-ness of reality

half-joke b) there is a busy and very relevant Jeffrey Epstein thread that might have taken this up for discussion, and also a busy Elon Musk thread, both of which you have eschewed in favour of a less relevant thread, in the same quixotic manner that you dispatch Perrin into the churning sails of other threadmills

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Monday, 13 January 2020 22:39 (two weeks ago) link

i can't keep up w/ all the sizzlin' threads

Epstein, Weinstein, Monet, Manet...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 January 2020 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

musk's bro looks like a cursed amalgam of musk and ted bundy

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 13 January 2020 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

The Onion can still deliver from time to time:

Increasingly Unwell Harvey Weinstein Arrives To Court As Jar Of Ashes https://t.co/z3GpY27TCD pic.twitter.com/TOVe1rkkTs

— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 14, 2020

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

lol

The Squalls Of Hate (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

pic is great

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:29 (two weeks ago) link

welp


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/arts/music/grammys-deborah-dugan-harassment.html


Ms. Dugan’s 44-page complaint details her clash with a number of powerful men at the academy during her tenure of just five months. But her accusations also represent an indictment of the academy itself, which has struggled to reform its reputation after coming under harsh criticism for its poor record recognizing women and people of color in the major categories.

The document, filed with the E.E.O.C.’s Los Angeles office and technically called a charge of discrimination, alleges that Ms. Dugan’s predecessor, Neil Portnow, had been accused of rape by an artist, and that the academy’s board had been asked to approve a bonus for him even though all of its members had not been told about the accusation. The complaint has little detail about the accusation, but said that a psychiatrist had said that the encounter was “likely not consensual.”

It also says that Ms. Dugan herself had received unwanted sexual advances from Joel Katz, a powerful industry lawyer who represents the Grammys.

maura, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:00 (six days ago) link

wow. gonna get uglier still i imagine.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 05:10 (six days ago) link

hfs @ this Annabella Sciorra testimony

Οὖτις, Thursday, 23 January 2020 18:15 (five days ago) link

there's more than what she has already come forward with?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:23 (five days ago) link

well she testified in court about it today, I'm not sure how detailed her past comments were.

I just love her and feel so bad for her :(

Οὖτις, Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:25 (five days ago) link

her previous recounting of the details of her experience was graphic enough to have made an impression on me. i felt the same way -- total disgust and repulsion for the monster who would treat the exquisite goddess Annabella Sciorra with such contempt

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:40 (five days ago) link

Yeah exactly

Οὖτις, Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:49 (five days ago) link

i mean, treating serious people with contempt is the fetish, right?

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 24 January 2020 00:23 (four days ago) link

That’s not a fetish that’s a major malfunction

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 24 January 2020 00:28 (four days ago) link


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