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 (one year ago) Permalink

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

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

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

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

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

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

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

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

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

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

Harvey the Hutt

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

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

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

silby, I get that (see my thought-process above), except for the 'actor' part – I wasn't aware of the backlash against 'actress'. What I don't understand is how in France, for example, you're taught to avoid emphasising what distinguishes you from the Archetypal Faceless French Citizen yet the language itself almost always compels you to specify the subject's gender (except for certain hotly debated instances, such as auteur or écrivain). Whereas in the US, where identity politics is far more prevalent (to say the least), linguistic neutrality is often preferred, even recommended. This is a highly simplified view, of course. Anyway, the two countries should trade languages for a day just to see what happens.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The whole “Louie/Master of None/Atlanta” breathless praise about middlebrow TV *auteurs* reminds me of living through Arcade Fire/Decemberists


otm x 100000000000

maura, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tbf, everything reminds him of that

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he’s not wrong in this case though

maura, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tru

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The whole “Louie/Master of None" breathless praise about middlebrow TV *auteurs* reminds me of living through Arcade Fire/Decemberists

fixed

montoya (Ross), Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I guess when your language doesn't come with binary grammatical genders, it's easier to conceive of 'poet' as inherently neutral, whereas if you argue that 'poète' is potentially neutral, it's still hard to get past the fact that the grammatical neuter is merely vestigial in modern French (it's essentially indistinguishable from the masculine). If anything, reactionary old coots who hide behind the Académie française to justify their misogyny love bringing up the so-called 'neuter'. So while you can indeed argue that describing a woman poet as a 'poète' is progressive, there's still no reason why you shouldn't be allowed to say 'une poétesse', since 'poète' already forces you to pick between 'un' and 'une' (unless, once again, you assume the masculine and the neuter are one and the same, which is problematic, at least in a French context). English doesn't really have to deal with these dilemmas so it's easier to just subsume it all into neutrality.

xps

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 October 2018 19:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also I've never watched Master of None but I agree that Arcade Fire and the Decemberists are (were?) overrated af.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 October 2018 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think Louie was important in terms of how it opened up possibilities for TV production models (everything on scale, shot on the cheap, no writer's room to speak of) but in the long run, I think other people will make more durable work with a similar model. (Atlanta is closest I think, though it's more collaborative. )

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Saturday, 6 October 2018 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also it’s rock bands that don’t rock vs comedy shows that aren’t funny

(maybe Atlanta is funny, I’ve never seen it)

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 6 October 2018 20:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also, don’t get me wrong, Louie obviously had some hilarious parts but it wasn’t always 22 minutes of comedy like Seinfeld or 30 Rock or w/e

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 6 October 2018 20:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(continuous thread-derailing comment redacted)

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Saturday, 6 October 2018 20:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Atlanta doesn’t deserve to be lumped in with the Decemberists

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 6 October 2018 21:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah I didn't get Whiney's lumping Atlanta into this pile until

(maybe Atlanta is funny, I’ve never seen it)

Shy Betting Mega Hit (sic), Saturday, 6 October 2018 21:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Atlanta is absolutely in the Louie continuum, whatever you think about their respective quality

Number None, Saturday, 6 October 2018 21:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

middlebrow tho

Shy Betting Mega Hit (sic), Saturday, 6 October 2018 21:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

people we need to spend the next week discussing whether or not atlanta is (a) funny and/or (b) middlebrow, and also whether it's ok to make those blanket judgments without having seen the show, and WE NEED TO DO IT IN THIS THREAD.

dub pilates (rushomancy), Saturday, 6 October 2018 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Louie and Master of None are 'auteurs' making things about themselves, the continuation of Woody Allen - Atlanta is not in that continuum.

louise ck (milo z), Saturday, 6 October 2018 22:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

atlanta is in a completely different league to those other things, we done here?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 6 October 2018 23:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Coincidentally right after reading this "poetess" debate I saw a movie in which a minor character was listed in the credits as "clerkess".

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 7 October 2018 08:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a haon, a dó

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 7 October 2018 08:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, 'clerkess' definitely sounds weird, though I kind of like it because a clerk was initially a member of the clergy (hence the doublet 'cleric'), i.e. male by default.

As a side note, the current mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, ran campaign ads in which she referred to herself as a 'mairesse' (mayoress). As a general rule, Québécois French is far more willing to feminise job titles than its European counterparts, which is quite telling insofar as Quebec society tends to be more openly feminist as well. With all this in mind, perhaps there should be room to rehabilitate or reclaim terms such as 'poetess' in English (a quick bit of Google-digging reveals that this is already underway in some circles).

pomenitul, Sunday, 7 October 2018 09:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Unsurprisingly the Cristiano Ronaldo case has made the Portuguese corners of my facebook timeline hellholes of shit opinions.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 7 October 2018 09:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

considering that his quillette piece was almost immediately followed by numerous women on twitter citing specific instances of his creepiness... this lawsuit is going to have a hell of a discovery phase

maura, Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:23 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, if anything he seemed like one of the most open-and-shut-case assholes on the list

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:33 (one week ago) Permalink

talked with writers recently who know/knew that guy and they said he's a fucking giant asshole douchebag

akm, Friday, 12 October 2018 01:39 (one week ago) Permalink

he's certainly doing his best to give that impression

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 12 October 2018 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

lol this was published two years before the list

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpQiMq6VAAAquKx.jpg

now it seems to be more a question of who exactly is financially backing the lawyer involved

mookieproof, Friday, 12 October 2018 02:43 (one week ago) Permalink

What 5 Shitty Media Men Think of Stephen Elliott’s Lawsuit

https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/stephen-elliott-moira-donegan-men-respond.html

just1n3, Friday, 12 October 2018 04:15 (one week ago) Permalink

he’s a creep who hides it in “sex positivity.” he made my skin crawl

i wonder who’s funding this. quillette apparently has tech asshole money so...

maura, Friday, 12 October 2018 12:32 (one week ago) Permalink

where is that excerpt above from?

akm, Friday, 12 October 2018 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

this
https://tinhouse.com/on-pandering/

maura, Friday, 12 October 2018 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

shit. We should all make and circulate a shitty men in media list V2 and have only his name on it.

Yerac, Friday, 12 October 2018 14:58 (one week ago) Permalink

make it a blockchain ledger instead of a text file, use it as a basis for cryptocurrency, and really give tech bros fits

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 12 October 2018 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

^that is brilliant and shall remain so, even if it is no more than a latent potential of the universe

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 12 October 2018 18:04 (one week ago) Permalink

douchecoin

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 12 October 2018 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I think we have a winning idea right there.

Yerac, Friday, 12 October 2018 19:14 (one week ago) Permalink

will no-one think of louis' bank balance

Louis C.K. is using the stand-up stage to open up about his controversial year.

During a stand-up set last week, the comedian, 51, reportedly addressed the multiple sexual misconduct allegations that have been made against him.

While performing at West Side Comedy Club in New York City, the Louie star opened his set with “It’s been a weird year,” according to Laughspin.com, an online comedy news site.

“He said he’s been to hell and back,” a comedian on the line-up told the website.

He also addressed both the public and professional backlash he faced in the wake of the allegations. FX severed ties with C.K., whose shows Louie and Better Things aired on the network, after the scandal broke. C.K. was dropped by all his reps, too, while Netflix canceled an upcoming stand-up special and HBO cut all of his content from its library. Orchard also canceled the release of his film I Love You, Daddy — though C.K. bought the rights to the title back.

“I lost $35 million in an hour,” he reportedly said during the set.

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I think about it and it fills me with joy.

Yerac, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:32 (one week ago) Permalink

same tbh

himalayan mountain hole (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:34 (one week ago) Permalink

yup

maura, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I fixed it. pic.twitter.com/N0u0h4yYPz

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 15, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Get outta there, Lincoln!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

lol lincoln. who are middle/right front and the guy in the back left corner?

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

terry richardson is on the right in profile

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

back left is Louis CK

akm, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:06 (one week ago) Permalink

oops i meant back right

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:07 (one week ago) Permalink

that is still calvin coolidge

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Missed Les Moonves opportunity there

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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