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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Uhh, you're mostly right.

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

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

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

It was done for F9/11.

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

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

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

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

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

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

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

I DID IT

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

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

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

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

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

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

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

Will Hard with a Vengeance

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

Iambic Boogaloo

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

there's already a second bridget jones movie

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

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

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

Crying Game 2?

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

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

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

Rounders: Legacy

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

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

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

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

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

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:06 (six 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 (three 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 month ago) Permalink

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

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

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

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

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

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

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

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

i ate a sandwich

tl;dr: i ate

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 17 November 2017 17:38 (three days ago) Permalink

tl;dr: i8

President Keyes, Friday, 17 November 2017 18:14 (three days ago) Permalink

Readers [url=https://greilmarcus.net/ask-greil-2/]ask Greil Marcus about Bill Clinton[/i]:

With Bill Clinton, I think there is, suddenly, a rush to judgment, right now, to let no stone go unturned. I think it ought to be remembered that the accusations against him by the women Donald Trump was able to sign up, if not pay off, to counter the scandal over his taped bragging that he could and as a matter of course did get away with anything, and I think more important to him than countering any scandal, to humiliate Hillary Clinton before the second presidential debate last year, either to throw her off or, I believe, just for the pleasure of humiliating her, have to be seen (I realize that this is an absurdly convoluted sentence, but I think it scans, so please bear with me) in the context of, it not part of, the enormous scandal-machine, the accurately described vast right-wing conspiracy, to destroy Bill Clinton. Remember the Clinton hit lists, the body-counts, which claimed more than twenty murders on the part of the Clintons during Bill Clinton’s years as governor of Arkansas and after? Remember that much of what has been said by Clinton’s accusers—and Monica Lewinsky was not an accuser—fits perfectly with the narrative that had been constructed before they came, or were brought forward, and that the word narrative, in political use if not standard definition, means constructed, which is to say false, story? Some people find the sexual harassment and worse described by Kathleen Wiley credible. Do her claims that the Clintons had not only her husband but her pet killed buttress the credibility of her sexual accusations or, you know, make you laugh?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:51 (three days ago) Permalink

oops

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 November 2017 19:52 (three days ago) Permalink

what an asshole

President Keyes, Friday, 17 November 2017 19:56 (three days ago) Permalink

i81b4u

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 November 2017 20:00 (three days ago) Permalink

^ my favorite mid '70s Bowie song

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 November 2017 20:06 (three days ago) Permalink

Another. Also, the first big name from Vice.

http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/vice-jason-mojica-suspended-sexual-harassment-1202617460/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 November 2017 20:22 (three days ago) Permalink

Jeffrey Tambor: I am "volatile," but not a predator

http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/jeffrey-tambor-admits-flaws-following-harassment-claims.html

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 20:50 (three days ago) Permalink

Mad Men producer supports writer's account of Matt Weiner harassment

http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/marti-noxon-calls-matthew-weiner-an-emotional-terrorist.html

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 20:56 (three days ago) Permalink

Legitimately curious, did anyone accused have a "good" apology?

Evan, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Taibbi's was better than the ones listed, i thought

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:52 (three days ago) Permalink

good apology probably starts at self-castration

imago, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:52 (three days ago) Permalink

i missed the Richard Dreyfuss thing (his son's account re Spacey groping him makes this ... ohnevermind)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:53 (three days ago) Permalink

The whole apology thing is weird. Are people expecting apologies to make everything right? An apology won't undo anything. Pretty much the most you can expect is a person to admit they did something wrong and promise not to do it again.

silverfish, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:55 (three days ago) Permalink

I hope, sometime in the future when sexual harassment no longer exists, we have a similar conversation about non-sexual workplace harassment and office toxicity in general. Those problems also cause scars. In Weiner's case, there seems to be a (dumb, pointless) argument about whether he's a sexual harasser or "just" an asshole manager. But asshole managers ruin lives too.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:03 (three days ago) Permalink

i would imagine there's a bit more motivation to push back against general asshole behavior in the office in the wake of all this.

omar little, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:06 (three days ago) Permalink

Not enough.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 17 November 2017 22:17 (three days ago) Permalink

i like greil a lot but his last few responses about clinton have been extremely frustrating

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 17 November 2017 23:23 (three days ago) Permalink

Noxon pretty credible in that backup statement re: Weiner.

Dunham getting loads of shit for supporting a writer on Girls over an accusor. The pile-ons are starting to wear on me. Maybe Dunham is in the wrong; on the other hand, it sounds like the dude has an awful lot of supporters on that show. Could people maybe take a breath before setting everyone on fire?

akm, Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:47 (two days ago) Permalink

Dunham has been trash tho

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:18 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah, and the fact that she doesn't believe the word of a black woman is the least surprising thing ever.

Frederik B, Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:48 (two days ago) Permalink

I mean, know your own blind spots. If you have proof that makes you believe the woman is lying, say what they are. Dunham's statement was crap.

Frederik B, Saturday, 18 November 2017 20:49 (two days ago) Permalink

she could have reached out to him privately; she could have said nothing at all. she could learn to read a fucking room

Simon H., Saturday, 18 November 2017 21:11 (two days ago) Permalink

Yes calling women trash is obvs the way forward on a sexual assault thread

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 18 November 2017 22:16 (two days ago) Permalink

Lena Dunham is an exception because ... wait I had it written down here somewhere ...

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 18 November 2017 22:51 (two days ago) Permalink

Dunham has admitted to abuse against her sister

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Sunday, 19 November 2017 00:08 (yesterday) Permalink

What this series of accusations needed, really needed, above all else, is Morrissey's opinion on the matter.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 19 November 2017 00:34 (yesterday) Permalink

We need to get back to just burning it all down.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 19 November 2017 00:48 (yesterday) Permalink

none of us know what happened. maybe dunham and konner know more- they said as much. the correct move in this situation is to say nothing. simon otm, dunham is just mind-bogglingly tin-eared, even if this is "mis-reported," wow, holy fucking shit, why would you ever jump the gun and make a statement like that when the optics are so bad, especially in this cultural climate. has she ever uttered the words "no comment"? again, they could be wrong, the guy could be guilty, but what's the rush in making a statement? it doesn't help his reputation or clear his name. it makes them and the guy they're supporting look really, really bad.

flappy bird, Sunday, 19 November 2017 00:51 (yesterday) Permalink

voice of her generation iirc

j., Sunday, 19 November 2017 01:19 (yesterday) Permalink

right, i mean she was a punchline from the very beginning, before Girls aired its first episode. she's certainly the most gaffe-prone voice of her generation

flappy bird, Sunday, 19 November 2017 01:22 (yesterday) Permalink

This is a really hard read:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/19/16675704/morgan-marquis-boire-hacker-sexual-assault

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:35 (yesterday) Permalink

I know that guy.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:56 (yesterday) Permalink

Gross.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:04 (yesterday) Permalink

Marquis-Boire was a prolific speaker at security and human rights conferences, including the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2016. He sometimes used his considerable public platform to talk about the larger social problem of violence against women, and even stated that it motivated his recent work at Citizen Lab researching “stalkerware” or “spouseware” — spyware deployed against abused partners by their abusers. (In April 2017, he told Motherboard that he thought spouseware should receive more attention because it was common and widespread, and "the victims are everyday people.") Many of his best friends were women. He made casual, light-hearted jokes about misandry on Twitter.

In short, Marquis-Boire was supposed to be one of the good guys.

jesus what a fucking creep

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes. (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:22 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah. ugh.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:29 (yesterday) Permalink

I feel a little stupid for feeling surprised, considering I learned about this last year: http://adamshostack.com/ and every time I bring the broader issues up with female colleagues they’re like, “yeah, duh? I’ve had the good sense to avoid the creeps.”

I feel like I should have better creep radar.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:36 (yesterday) Permalink

flappy bird, Sunday, 19 November 2017 18:46 (yesterday) Permalink

wow that adam shostack thing is pretty horrible.

akm, Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:33 (yesterday) Permalink

And in both his case and Morgan’s you have guys who are doing their dissonant, LCK-ish thing of being public about how women deserve better and should feel less threatened in the boys’ club spaces they inhabit.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:52 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, the people I know who know Morgan Marquise-Boire are some of the most feminist women I know :(

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:29 (yesterday) Permalink

I feel a little stupid for feeling surprised, considering I learned about this last year: http://adamshostack.com/ and every time I bring the broader issues up with female colleagues they’re like, “yeah, duh? I’ve had the good sense to avoid the creeps.”

I feel like I should have better creep radar.

― El Tomboto, Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:36 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

tbh i think this is just why some creepy men are both able to get away with it and get people to lower their guard in the first place: they don't give off any creep signals, either because they're extremely good at being emotional con artists or they've convinced or fooled themselves into thinking they're not creepy men. i'll tell you, i recently discovered that a friend of mine views women in ways that certainly do not jibe with his male feminist persona, which is the one he deploys in public life and w/his close female friends.

omar little, Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:40 (yesterday) Permalink

i agree that some women are better at creep detection it's not a matter of "duh" -- you learn to sniff them out by exposure. no "duh" about going through shit in order to be able to smell shit

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:18 (yesterday) Permalink

I just meant in relation to me and my ignorance. I don’t want to describe my colleagues as lucky, that feels wrong.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 19 November 2017 21:34 (yesterday) Permalink

I feel like, especially in the IT space, I have known men like that Morgan guy. Men who are effusive and charming and feminist-friendly but actually massive assholes behind the scenes. The fact he was in the Auckland goth scene made me sad lol.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:49 (yesterday) Permalink


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