Weinsteins step down as Miramax CEOs

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there's already a second bridget jones movie

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

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

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

this time it's versonal

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

Crying Game 2?

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

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

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

Rounders: Legacy

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

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

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

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

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

would watch a bad santa sequel

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

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

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

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

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

What's next? Henry 5?!

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

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

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

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

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

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:06 (eight 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.


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.”


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


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

Speaking of, can't wait for the Tarantino statement. Oh wait I can.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe he can direct the movie.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:13 (one year ago) Permalink

I posted on this thread 12 years ago jesus christ

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:34 (one year ago) Permalink

lol the I DID IT thread has to do with Harvey's penchant for smoking cigars indoors in CA and not giving a fuck

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:35 (one year ago) Permalink

BREAKING: Weinstein's lawyer gave Manhattan DA 0K after he declined to file sex assault charges against Weinstein https://t.co/LIKNFRWAUv

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) October 5, 2017

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

bad week for Cyrus Vance, jesus christ

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 5 October 2017 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

also apparently being a DA in NYC is lucrative as fuck!

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 5 October 2017 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

People are just tripping over themselves to give him money because they like him so much!

jmm, Thursday, 5 October 2017 23:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Well, yeah. Straight shooter, that Vance.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 October 2017 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

btw I thought I posted on this thread like 12 years ago noting what an asshole AND misogynist Harvey was and is, but I couldn't find it via search. Because back then I knew someone at Miramar who complained about this exact shit.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 6 October 2017 02:00 (one year ago) Permalink


Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 6 October 2017 02:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Goddamn this story is insane. Yeah I'm with Josh, there's no way a huge chunk of the film industry didn't know about this. For decades! So gross

flappy bird, Friday, 6 October 2017 02:06 (one year ago) Permalink

so many open secrets just like every other ____________ industrial complex.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 6 October 2017 02:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Why don't these guys feel shame that these women have no actual interest in them, and/or are actively turned off by them? Do they just not conceive of the women's thoughts at all? Or is that part of the turn on?

Virginia Plain, Friday, 6 October 2017 02:29 (one year ago) Permalink


flappy bird, Friday, 6 October 2017 02:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Probably. I mean it's such a bizarre fetish, dude looks fucking disgusting & he just wants massages & women to see his whole... situation. Getting off on power and humiliation.

flappy bird, Friday, 6 October 2017 02:41 (one year ago) Permalink

If I thought a dude was disgusted by me, I would feel so embarrassed to try and coerce that dude to sleep with me.

Even more so if the only things in my favor were power/ money/ ability to further their career.

I think you would just have to get to the point where you don't view the other people as actual humans having any sort of agency. They are just your playthings?

Also thinking of DJT lying in bed naked under a sheet because he's ashamed of his body trying to get some woman to come into his hotel bedroom.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 6 October 2017 03:06 (one year ago) Permalink

It takes all kinds

flappy bird, Friday, 6 October 2017 04:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Wonder if it was the same for R Kelly.

nathom, Friday, 25 January 2019 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't think it's as complicated as any of these theories.

I think it's more like this: If Singer loses work based on rumours and articles, (or the three lawsuits that I can recall have been dismissed-- Apt Pupil, Michael Egan, John Doe), it leaves the studios that are terminating his employment open to wrongful dismissal suits.

Should a studio fire Singer over these rumours and articles, It may also leave his allegers open to graver suits of defamation-- if any allegations against Singer cause him to lose work, he can cite the lost work as damages incurred in defamation suits against his allegers.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 25 January 2019 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I think it’s pretty easy to not give him more work, Bohemian Rhapsody’s production sounds like it was a debacle and if they can’t point to these allegations they can point to his recent work history.

omar little, Friday, 25 January 2019 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink


On a 10-min break halfway through Sundance’s 4-hour Michael Jackson child sex abuse documentary. Whatever you thought you knew or were aware of, the content of this is more disturbing than you could imagine. And again, we’re only halfway through.

— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) January 25, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 January 2019 18:36 (one month ago) Permalink

people are maybe overlooking the general entertainment industry omertà and the fact that bryan singer knows where the bodies are buried wrt lots of other powerful influential men in hollywood

I think that’s what we’re suggesting here. It’s been noted explicitly upthread.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 25 January 2019 18:55 (one month ago) Permalink

There's a lot of discussion of whether artistically or financially Singer merits the protection he's been given

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 25 January 2019 19:00 (one month ago) Permalink

idk, speaking for myself it’s not whether he merits protection or whatever. as also noted above, unwinding existing agreements is thorny. the question I’m asking is why a replacement-value director with heavy baggage keeps getting hired for new projects when there are plenty of replacement-value directors without baggage.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 25 January 2019 19:06 (one month ago) Permalink

still a lotta MJ defenders I see


Οὖτις, Friday, 25 January 2019 19:16 (one month ago) Permalink

don't know what ind of traction #mutemj would get now; curious about how people feel about erasure for bad dead people vs bad living people. Obviously the idea of supporting someone still capable of doing shitty things hits harder logically but are we gonna start backward looking with artistic boycott.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 25 January 2019 20:33 (one month ago) Permalink

people are maybe overlooking the general entertainment industry omertà and the fact that bryan singer knows where the bodies are buried wrt lots of other powerful influential men in hollywood


maura, Friday, 25 January 2019 20:33 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Going to read more but saw that part: Mandy Moore was married to Adams for nearly six years. What she called his psychologically abusive behavior stalled her music career: “He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument.’ and yikes.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 22:16 (one month ago) Permalink

lots and lots of yikes in there. one of my best friends is a superfan and she is having a hard time with this. :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:53 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks for posting that -- i've been reading every installment of that al capp/ham fisher story since it started running several weeks ago, it's a fascinating piece of deep reporting with some pretty shocking moments. i recommend starting from the beginning and reading the whole thing if you have some time. i knew capp was an appalling guy but he seems almost evil after reading that stuff.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been skipping it bcz I can't tell if it's newly written &/or expanded, or the same version Harvey published in TCJ in the '90s, but I'll dip into this chapter

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 14 February 2019 22:59 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't THINK this is old? i knew most of this story but some of the details are truly fucked up

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

read this one: seems to be much the same as the old version, except this time treating sexual assault as serious, and not inserting comedy asides about how amusing we all should find the idea of a man with one leg, chasing a teenager around a desk, in the office of people with a duty of care to her

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 15 February 2019 03:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Emma Thompson writes to the producers of "Luck" re their hiring of John Lasseter, who recently left Disney/Pixar following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/Bfxcn2bgNB pic.twitter.com/6ouWBkClpv

— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) February 26, 2019

groovypanda, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Warner Bros. CEO:

For 15 months, @kimmasters & have been working on this story. Today, we finally hit publish. https://t.co/yfw1ClSB3S via @thr

— Tatiana Siegel (@TatianaSiegel27) March 6, 2019

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:26 (one week ago) Permalink

it’s always ratner

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 03:18 (one week ago) Permalink

from the cursory read of that that's a very very different situation than the sorts of things we've talked about on this thread. is he accused of abuse in any way? This just sounds like the sort of scuzzy infidelity one assumes happens constantly in hollywood.

akm, Thursday, 7 March 2019 03:25 (one week ago) Permalink

This is a weird story - in the sense that I don't even get *why* it's a story. No one comes across well in it, including Charlotte Kirk herself (hell my biggest takeaway from this is... who is Charlotte Kirk?).

I guess this could qualify as a casting couch scenario, but it's undercut by the fact that Kirk herself denies that there was any inappropriate behaviour involved, as well as her own texts, which made her come across as a conniving blackmailer as opposed to a young woman who was taken advantage of (which one could argue she was as well). Plus none of Tsujihara or Ratner's help even mattered in the end, because casting agents and directors just didn't like her enough. It's a gross situation all around but not exactly the bombshell one might expect.

The worst thing about the article is that it makes Brett Ratner seem somewhat reasonable and sane, which is just wrong.

Roz, Thursday, 7 March 2019 08:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Charlotte Kirk's quotes read like Ratner/et al.'s lawyer was (physically) holding her hostage.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 7 March 2019 08:15 (one week ago) Permalink

more like her own lawyer wrote them, after a contract with Ratner

Roz: yes, it’s an average casting couch story. The casting couch is a repugnant and exploitative system that should be shamed out of existence.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 7 March 2019 09:12 (one week ago) Permalink

(it’s fine if people give a leg up to ppl they’ve fucked bcz they like them & wish to see them do well. In this case, the very very bad son of one of the worst people to ever live explicitly pimped out an ex [or current? am on zing, can’t check timeline] to a colleague as a sweetener on a business deal.)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 7 March 2019 09:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Don't disagree with any of that.

I think I'm just annoyed by the framing/reporting of it - which, considering it took 15 months, makes the abuses of powerful men look more your average sex scandal.

Roz, Thursday, 7 March 2019 11:46 (one week ago) Permalink

more like*

Roz, Thursday, 7 March 2019 11:46 (one week ago) Permalink

A federal court of appeals in New York on Monday took the first step in unsealing documents that could reveal evidence of an international sex trafficking operation allegedly run by multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his former partner, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.

The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit gave the parties until March 19 to establish good cause as to why they should remain sealed and, failing to do so, the summary judgment and supporting documents will be made public. The court reserved a ruling on the balance of the documents in the civil case, including discovery materials.

“We’re grateful that the court ruled the summary judgment papers are open and they are moving to expedite having them unsealed,’’ said Sanford Bohrer, the attorney representing the Miami Herald, which filed the motion last year to have the entire case file opened. The Herald’s appeal is supported by 32 other media companies, including the New York Times and Washington Post.

Ghislaine Maxwell was sued for slander after calling Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, a liar. Maxwell, a close associate of Epstein, sought to have documents from the court case remain sealed.
The case, which was settled in 2017, contains more than 1,000 documents, lawyers said during oral arguments in New York on Wednesday. Maxwell is the sole party fighting to keep the case sealed.


Simon H., Monday, 11 March 2019 23:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Kevin Tsujihara, head of WB, resigned.

Him and Brett Ratner and a minted nobody... what a team

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:53 (three hours ago) Permalink

lol @ that idea that James Packer is "a nobody" in business and media

steven, soda jerk (sic), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 19:58 (one hour ago) Permalink

oh my god

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:48 (forty-one minutes ago) Permalink

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