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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Uhh, you're mostly right.

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

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

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

It was done for F9/11.

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

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

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

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

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

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

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

I DID IT

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

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

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

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

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

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

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

Will Hard with a Vengeance

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

Iambic Boogaloo

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

there's already a second bridget jones movie

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

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

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

Crying Game 2?

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

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

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

Rounders: Legacy

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

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

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

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

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

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:06 (seven 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 (four 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 (ten months ago) Permalink

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

circa1916, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:01 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) Permalink

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

Οὖτις, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

K.K. profiled in the NYT above was a friend of mine in the '90s. This was before Guiliani and all the rest.

I'm glad for his ex-wife, at least.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

K.K. profiled in the NYT above was a friend of mine in the '90s. This was before Guiliani and all the rest.

I'm glad for his ex-wife, at least.

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, July 27, 2018 12:22 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I knew KK in '90-'93, and subbed for the drummer in his band a bunch of times. He asked me to drop out of college to join his band, which...would not have been a good idea, for many reasons. I found him generally creepy and unpleasant to be around. He was a staunch liberal in those days, though.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 27 July 2018 17:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Headlines I didn't need from all of this:

Who is Illeana Douglas, the actress who accused CBS executive Les Moonves of sexual misconduct?

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Saturday, 28 July 2018 02:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TO DIE FOR remains criminally underrated

maura, Saturday, 28 July 2018 03:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aw man, I love Illeana Douglas. I'd like to kick this rich, old white man's ass myself. With each passing day of this situation, i'm more and more convinced that rich, old white men (not money alone) are the true root of all evil. And yes a few have been African-American but the overwhelming majority are the aforementioned ROWMs. Crap acronym too. I sincerely hope Miss Douglas emerges from this strong and happy.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Sunday, 29 July 2018 05:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sweet gif Bizarro!

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Sunday, 29 July 2018 11:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

God Moonves is such a piece of shit

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 29 July 2018 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

bdsm is really problematic for me these days. i understand very well why people want to submit. i have never understood, however, why people want to dominate. also, the older i get, the more i find that none of the "safe, sane, consensual" troika are either/or propositions. if bdsm is about pretending, ssc is part of that pretense.

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 29 July 2018 15:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Probably not the thread to go into a deep discussion on this topic, but I strongly disagree with all of that.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 July 2018 17:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, you're wrong

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 30 July 2018 17:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

X-post yes, Vegemite grrl, he certainly is.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Monday, 30 July 2018 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Was there a bdsm part to the Moonves piece?

Yerac, Monday, 30 July 2018 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was wondering this too, didn't get the connection

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 July 2018 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

jim, don't know what to tell you, but it seems really off base to me in a number of ways.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 July 2018 17:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have never understood, however, why people want to dominate.

really?

flappy bird, Monday, 30 July 2018 18:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Right, do you have to relate to a (extremely common) sexual fetish for it to be valid?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 July 2018 18:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this seems like the wrong thread for this

Οὖτις, Monday, 30 July 2018 18:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

might I suggest the one about losing a coughdrop in that most sensitive of orifices?

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Monday, 30 July 2018 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

True, sorry

xp

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 July 2018 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Might be related to the BDSM/Consent article I linked to right before Moonves, related specifically to Eric Schneiderman.

The Moonves/Douglas story, along with everything since Weinstein, makes it seem like women who act don't just "fall off the radar" because of aging but because of stories like these. Since she's mentioned in the article, makes me wonder why Penelope Ann Miller (big on Broadway, then in Carlito's Way et al) faded away.

... (Eazy), Monday, 30 July 2018 18:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ok, makes more sense after reading that. It's definitely a tricky thing to sort out, and perhaps there are cases that represent a legitimate grey area, but I'd say the most straightforward solution is to give much more credence to women who come forward with stories of abuse. We, as a society, are much too eager to buy into this myth of the vengeful woman who wants to sully a good man's name.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 30 July 2018 18:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ah, the Schneiderman thing seems like ages ago now.

Yerac, Monday, 30 July 2018 18:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Moonves/Douglas story, along with everything since Weinstein, makes it seem like women who act don't just "fall off the radar" because of aging but because of stories like these.

yeah, and then people use the fact that they fell off the radar as "proof" that they must obviously be lying

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah its a hideous vicious circle

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 July 2018 21:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really like Grace of my Heart

And where did you acquire this fine bundle of lettuce? (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 03:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

all the men Kool-Aid Manning into the sexual abuse thread to defend sexually dominating women, very cool

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 12:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ATTENTION BOYS, THERE'S KINK-SHAMING IN YONDER THREAD

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 12:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Jesus Whiney

90% of the time you accuse somebody of doing something you're literally doing it yourself at the same moment

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 13:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fp'd

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 13:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow imagine barging in a thread with the intent of derailing it

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 13:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not down with Kool-Aid Man shaming.

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 16:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

can we get back to kinkshaming bigfoot erotica please

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Since she's mentioned in the article, makes me wonder why Penelope Ann Miller (big on Broadway, then in Carlito's Way et al) faded away."

which article?

akm, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 16:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Les Moonves article, where Illeana Douglas was working on a CBS pilot with Miller:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/06/les-moonves-and-cbs-face-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct/amp

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 16:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

got it

Penelope Ann Miller is on the next season of Riverdale BTW.

Moonves sounds like a fucking asshole only barely better than Weinstein. Surprised it's taking this long to come out.

akm, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 20:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Here's a shithead of a guy

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/us/bill-hybels-willow-creek-pat-baranowski.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 August 2018 23:08 (one week ago) Permalink

“How could he have done all this good when there were such dark things happening behind the scenes?” another accuser, Nancy Beach, who also worked at Willow Creek, asked the Times.


This brings me back to something fgti wondered about: the ties between ambition and sexual malignancy, how the latter fuels the former, and how to separate the accomplishments from the desires driving them.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 9 August 2018 07:32 (six days ago) Permalink

http://www.kuow.org/post/six-more-women-accuse-david-meinert-sexual-misconduct-and-assault

A wrinkle in this case:

Meinert did not respond to more than 50 questions about the allegations made by the newest accusers, despite multiple attempts to reach him. Strategies 360, which represented Meinert during the reporting for KUOW’s first story about Meinert, dropped him as a client after learning one of their employees had come forward to accuse Meinert of sexual misconduct.

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:25 (six days ago) Permalink

I guess this belongs here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/nyregion/sexual-harassment-nyu-female-professor.html

When I was at Cal in the early 90's Ronnell was a professor there (in the comp lit department) and up-and-coming as a 'celebrity philosopher' the extent that such things exist. I was rather interested in the Telephone Book which is lovely although was mostly incomprehensible to me at the time (probably still would be). Even then on campus there were rumors that she would take particular interest in one graduate student a year and take them on as a lover, or something. Such behaviour was extremely prevalent in the 90's, my guess is a good amount of it was consensual, and a good amount of it probably hinged on these kinds of power dynamics that make things ugly. At any rate, Judith Butler comes across very poorly here IMO.

akm, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:04 (yesterday) Permalink

Big News In Houston: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/08/omar-afra-assault-accusations/

up until a few days ago, Afra ran a couple of big music festivals and published Free Press Houston, the biggest free Alt Newspaper in the city.

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:48 (yesterday) Permalink

has nobody on earth ever heard of "I have no comment"

faculty w1fe (silby), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:56 (yesterday) Permalink

that was one of the more bizarre & inscrutable recurring moves last fall/winter. In so many cases (I'd say more than half), the apology/damage control statement actually did more damage than the accusation would have on its own.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 21:39 (yesterday) Permalink

Afra initially responded to the allegations in the comment’s section of Hamilton’s post. Posting under the pseudonym “Samuel Houston,” Afra said he has been “documenting this coordinated campaign for the past 10 months with lawyers, federal and local law enforcement… Much more will come out about this in the coming days, weeks, and months both online and in courts.”

oy

maura, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 22:51 (yesterday) Permalink

has nobody on earth ever heard of "I have no comment"

― faculty w1fe (silby)

i have no comment

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:37 (yesterday) Permalink


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