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From His Rehab War Room, Harvey Weinstein Again Attacks Sir Peter Jackson’s Honesty

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“Aspects of Harvey’s denial are insincere. He is basically saying that ‘this blacklisting couldn’t be true because New Line cast the movie.’ That’s a deflection from the truth.”
“No one could have blacklisted or derailed the career of Ms. Sorvino, who had recently won both an Academy and a Golden Globe award and was being courted for leading roles by all seven studios and every major broadcast network.”
From His Rehab War Room, Harvey Weinstein Attacks Sir Peter Jackson’s Honesty; Sir Peter Replies; Weinstein Again Attacks Sir Peter

NBC Paid Settlement In 1999 Over Misconduct By Television News Host Chris Matthews

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

NBC Paid Settlement In 1999 Over Misconduct By Television News Host Chris Matthews

Playtime Was Released 50 Years Ago Today

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Playtime Released 50 Years Ago Today

Joshua Oppenheimer And Errol Morris Speak Fluent And Mellifluous Wormwood

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“Are conspiracies open secrets? Sy Hersh once told me that there are secrets — government secrets — that hundreds, if not thousands, if not tens of thousands of people know about. But they’re still government secrets. Maybe I just don’t know very much about conspiracy, or I just imagine that I know a lot about conspiracy, but I don’t. I imagine a very small group of people, a cabal of some kind, plotting and conniving, usually to do something insidious. [I thought] I should write something on the philosophy of conspiracy theories because it does interest me.”
Joshua Oppenheimer And Errol Morris Speak Fluent And Mellifluous Wormwood

Errol Morris Talks Wormwood

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“We started lying to ourselves and allowing the government to lie to us in a way that jeopardizes everything that supposedly we stand for, and everything that democracy supposedly stands for. And, as such, I think it’s a very, very important lesson for now, as well as the ’50s.”
Errol Morris Talks Wormwood

Three-Year-Old BFI Report Criticizing Brit Film Industry Surfaces

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Three-Year-Old BFI Report Criticizing Brit Film Industry Surfaces
WithThe 49-Page Report pdf

Samira Ahmed Makes A Long List Of What Could Have Been In Last Jed

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Samira Ahmed Makes A Long List Of What Could Have Been In Last Jedi SPOILERS

“The ultimate courage of what Rian Johnson has done here, is that he fully embraced what it is to be a director who obviously grew up as true fan of Star Wars, and retconned the whole universe into a new understanding of The Force. It’s the kind of revolutionary rethinking of the most successful pop culture franchise of all time that I would have thought would not be possible by anyone but George Lucas, and certainly not under the auspices of Disney. But here we are.”
Anil Dash Is Impressed

Barry Diller Dreams $30 Million Gondola To Hw’d Sign

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Barry Diller Dreams $30 Million Gondola To Hw’d Sign

James Gunn And James Mangold On Politics At The End Of 2017

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Sheila Nevins Stepping Down from HBO Docs After Almost Forty Years

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“I do have a philosophy about documentaries, which is that I really do believe that almost everybody has a story. I love ordinary people. And they’re often very heroic. And very interesting. I don’t like fame. I’m not interested in famous people. I don’t trust the sameness of the story you get from celebrity. The few times I’ve had to deal with celebrity, I’ve read the same thing they say somewhere else.”
Sheila Nevins Stepping Down from HBO Docs After Almost Forty Years

Spurlock Partners Pull Super-Size Me 2 From Sundance

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Spurlock Partners Pull Super-Size Me 2 From Sundance, While YouTube Red Exits $3.5 Million Distribution Deal

“James Murdoch turned 45 on Wednesday. His father Rupert spent James’ birthday working on the final details of the deal with Walt Disney Company that will write his son out of the family empire. The Murdoch succession was always going to be ugly. Disney CEO Bob Iger has provided a Hollywood ending for Rupert Murdoch’s global empire, with the deal to buy $69 billion of assets from 21st Century Fox. For Murdoch, that ending is somewhere between tragedy, an awkward romcom or a whodunnit.” Longtime Murdoch Expert Neil Chenoweth

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“James Murdoch turned 45 on Wednesday. His father Rupert spent James’ birthday working on the final details of the deal with Walt Disney Company that will write his son out of the family empire. The Murdoch succession was always going to be ugly. Disney CEO Bob Iger has provided a Hollywood ending for Rupert Murdoch’s global empire, with the deal to buy $69 billion of assets from 21st Century Fox. For Murdoch, that ending is somewhere between tragedy, an awkward romcom or a whodunnit.”
Longtime Murdoch Expert Neil Chenoweth

Peter Howell Salutes the Speedy Production Pace of Gray Eminences Scott, Spielberg And Eastwood

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Peter Howell Salutes the Speedy Production Pace of Gray Eminences Scott, Spielberg And Eastwood

Milano on Damon

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“Haggis also states that as a prominent critic of Scientology, he is used to defending himself from false allegations.”

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“Haggis also states that as a prominent critic of Scientology, he is used to defending himself from false allegations.”

Brooks Barnes Rounds Up The Quotes In Bob Iger “Legacy” Piece

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“Bob has consistently been the most strategic and curious in the industry. He’s the guy least interested in maintaining the status quo and the one genuinely trying to wrestle with where the world is going.”
Brooks Barnes Rounds Up The Quotes In Bob Iger “Legacy” Piece

South Korean “Actress A” Will Appeal Court Decision In “The Kim Ki-duk Incident”

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

South Korean “Actress A” Will Appeal Court Decision In “The Kim Ki-duk Incident”

Anton Yelchin, Photographer

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Anton Yelchin, Photographer

Howard Gottfried, 94, Producer Of Network

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Howard Gottfried, 94, Producer Of Network, The Hospital, Altered States

“As Artistic Director of the Royal Court I know that we are nothing without the voices and trust of our writers. This is the guiding principle on which the theatre was founded and on which it continues to be run. I have therefore been rocked to the core by accusations of censorship and the banning of a working class female voice. For that reason I have invited the current Out of Joint production of ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ back to the Royal Court for its run. As a result of this helpful public debate we are now confident that the context with which Andrea Dunbar’s play will be viewed will be an invitation for new conversations.”

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

“As Artistic Director of the Royal Court I know that we are nothing without the voices and trust of our writers. This is the guiding principle on which the theatre was founded and on which it continues to be run. I have therefore been rocked to the core by accusations of censorship and the banning of a working class female voice. For that reason I have invited the current Out of Joint production of ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ back to the Royal Court for its run. As a result of this helpful public debate we are now confident that the context with which Andrea Dunbar’s play will be viewed will be an invitation for new conversations.”
Earlier“Attempts by the Royal Court theatre to ban a controversial play prove we’re conflating sexual adventure with abuse”