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 (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 (seven months ago) Permalink

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

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

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

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

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

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

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

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

How not to respond

Diaz’s agent — ignoring multiple request for comment from @BuzzFeedNews — gave a statement to the Times not disputing the allegations:

“I take responsibility for my past. That is the reason I made the decision to tell the truth of my rape and its damaging aftermath." https://t.co/ZIQ6GToJ7E

— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) May 4, 2018

Ned Raggett, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh

Simon H., Friday, 4 May 2018 20:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't seen any "claiming" child abuse hot takes. For the most part people believe his trauma but also were suspect about the timing and how he relegated the women he hurt as bit player collateral damage.

Yerac, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Of the three highest-profile Weinstein-like cases up here, one of them plunked himself down in the seat in front of me at a Hot Docs screening this morning. (The Fourth Estate, about Trump and the New York Times--pretty good, but a bit heavy on the deification of reporters.) He's a political on-air guy at a public TV station.

I was interested how he's greeted in public. I'm sure Weinstein gets confronted wherever he goes, but this guy is nothing like that--I think most people were really surprised when the story broke. (Which means nothing; Bill Cosby was Cliff Huxtable.) Do people avoid the subject or address it when talking to him?

Two guys sitting adjacent to him--I don't think friends, he was alone--brought up the accusations against him immediately, inquiring as to how he was making out. I heard him say "It's still being resolved," to which the one guy said "It's already been resolved in the court of public opinion." Not sure if that's true or not.

The film took a five-minute detour into Bill O'Reilly's resignation. I looked over at him, thinking "Wow, that must be awkward." I'll resist any attempt to read his body language during this segment.

clemenza, Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

charlie rose I assume? why not just say who it was?

akm, Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If it's who I think it is (do you want to avoid directly name him?), then my sense is that most people accept that it's resolved in his favour. At least that's the media consensus.

jmm, Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

disappointing but also somewhat irritated by the reaction that 'he is claiming childhood abuse to cover for this'. really? in my experience people who were abused as children sometimes grow up to do some fucking horrible things.

― akm, Friday, May 4, 2018 12:47 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is a toxic, deterministic attitude. Many people abused in childhood grow up to be wonderful, loving people. If we push this idea in society of the cyclical or pay it forward theory of abuse what are we saying to young survivors? "oh, you're going to be fucking evil when you grow up, too bad".

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not Charlie Rose, no--I'm in Toronto. Charlie Rose is famous enough that I'd name him. Jmm knows who I mean. I probably shouldn't even post--he's just out seeing a movie. It feels slightly less of an ambush if I don't name him.

clemenza, Saturday, 5 May 2018 22:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I heard that the court of public opinion is worse than jail time so you could be on to something there.

Yerac, Saturday, 5 May 2018 22:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yerac letting it rip today. I can dig it.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 5 May 2018 23:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

rong

.b derf (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 May 2018 23:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Clemenza, seems a bit unfair to compare SP to Weinstein at this point?
https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/04/27/tvos-steve-paikin-cleared-of-wrongdoing-by-independent-investigator.html

sean gramophone, Sunday, 6 May 2018 00:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Didn't know at all he'd been cleared--I'm glad. (Not knowing where the story stood at this point was one of the reasons I didn't use a name.) Not knowing that, I think the comparison is obvious: they'd been accused of the same thing.

clemenza, Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Actually, they hadn't--Pakin was accused of saying something. Didn't know that, either. (That wasn't made clear when the story broke, was it?) Again, I'm glad.

clemenza, Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/four-women-accuse-new-yorks-attorney-general-of-physical-abuse

more appropriate place to post

, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

How does anyone become capable of hitting someone in the face

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Like how did you decide to be an adult who would hit someone

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

really

Dan S, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and for rebuffing an inappropriate advance, when you’re the boss

mh, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was surprised that the only Facebook chatter I saw about that was Schneiderman’s cousin cursing his name.

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

does Cuomo get to make an appointment?

he should appoint Preet. or Hillary

Dan S, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I hope they appoint the chief deputy attorney general because he was in my freshman dorm

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He also might be my distant cousin

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 01:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not sure i'd want many of the people in my freshman dorm in positions of power tbh

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The good people I went to school with were amazingly, terrifyingly good

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just what you want in an attorney general

j., Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thor level good or just like Steve Rogers good

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They should ask Spitzer back

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Georgina Chapman speaks publicly:

https://www.vogue.com/article/georgina-chapman-life-after-harvey-weinstein

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Thor level good or just like Steve Rogers good

how dare u

captain america can lift thor's hammer, the man is practically a saint

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:03 (one week ago) Permalink

is that a spoiler

gneb farts (darraghmac), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:06 (one week ago) Permalink

not yet

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:07 (one week ago) Permalink

unless you've been saving 1988's mighty thor #390 for a rainy day i guess

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:07 (one week ago) Permalink

NERDS

moresoupial (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:46 (one week ago) Permalink

well, yeah

Mahogany Loggins (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:47 (one week ago) Permalink

http://www.tmz.com/2018/05/09/producer-detail-rape-abuse-restraining-order-singers/

bebe rexha and anjulie have also corroborated

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 11 May 2018 00:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I’ve been unable to speak on my situation for 7 months. It is with great care and awareness that I share my story with you today. Attached you will find testimony excerpts from the judge, a toxicologist, witnesses and myself. Find the full statements here https://t.co/O8BZy0lwW7 pic.twitter.com/QBV4yus2zs

— G L K (@GASLAMPKILLER) May 15, 2018

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:20 (one week ago) Permalink

He misspelled his own name at the end of his statement?

mick signals, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

lol good catch

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:52 (one week ago) Permalink

$500 million settlement from Michigan State to the survivors of Nassar's abuse.

how's life, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:48 (six days ago) Permalink

Uh, he is really twisting the words of the judge there. She is saying that Tadros' statement is a kind of statement that can be proved right or wrong, not that it's already been done. My belief in his innocence is not exactly heightened by this.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 17:48 (six days ago) Permalink

frankly i have no idea who this dude is but smdh that the social media age has led us to a point where someone calling themselves ‘gaslampkiller’ is protesting their innocence on twitter in all seriousness

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 18:07 (six days ago) Permalink

Are these mega settlements going to move the needle in how universities deal with the monsters on their payrolls?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 18:14 (six days ago) Permalink

The 1998 tobacco settlement was $206 billion. How are tobacco manufacturers doing these days?

it's a leaf that the nomads chew (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 18:42 (six days ago) Permalink

Not as well as in 98? Is this a valid comparison?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 18:53 (six days ago) Permalink

That's an excellent point, Frederik.

mick signals, Thursday, 17 May 2018 02:20 (five days ago) Permalink

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/5/22/fryer-investigation/

harvard economist

j., Tuesday, 22 May 2018 03:47 (nine hours ago) Permalink


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