MCN Curated Headlines Archive for August, 2012

“Social distance can cause a 55-year-old climate change sceptic with a job and a mortgage to behave like a spastic donkey with strange malicious behavior.”
What Do The Internet’s Extreme Trolls Get From Their Private Sport?

indie wire

“You don’t see Eamonn at Magnolia, you don’t see us—the two pioneers in the changing of the windows—coming out and reporting our numbers on a weekly basis. Magnolia and IFC Films invented the wheel five or six years ago.”
IFC’s Sehring On The VOD-Theatrical Business Model, As Well As A Recut Of On The Road

“He loved actors. He loved us! The reason his death hurts so much isn’t because we loved him. It’s because he loved us. And now he’s gone. And who’s going to love us like that now? Can you tell me? In this cold, unforgiving business, who is going to love actors as much as Tony Scott did?”
Kevin Corrigan Remembers Tony Scott

hollywoodreporter.com

“Sign it! Sign it, or the dog will die!”
Joyce McKinney’s Alarming Tabloid Lawsuit Vs. Errol Morris 

“Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.”
GOP Platform Sets Sights On Porn

NY Times

“His surfing was competent, but it wasn’t his surfing that made him distinctive. It was his personality.”
Tubesteak Tracy, 77, Surfer Inspired Gidget‘s Big Kahuna

“After doing a TV show for eight years and a cartoon for more than a decade, you are, financially speaking, in a very lucky position where you don’t have to work for the sake of working.”
Mila Kunis And James Franco Have Interview Mag Cover Story Chat

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“Our business is complicated because intimacy is part and parcel of our profession; as actors we are paid to do very intimate things in public. That’s why someone can have the audacity to invite you to their home or hotel and you show up. Precisely because of this we must stay vigilant and ensure that the professional intimacy is not abused. I hope we are in a pivotal moment where a sisterhood — and brotherhood of allies — is being formed in our industry. I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. That’s why we don’t speak up — for fear of suffering twice, and for fear of being labeled and characterized by our moment of powerlessness. Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power. And we hopefully ensure that this kind of rampant predatory behavior as an accepted feature of our industry dies here and now. Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.”
Lupita Nyong’o

“We all knew that we were working for a man with an infamous temper. We did not know we were working for a serial sexual predator. We knew that our boss could be manipulative. We did not know that he used his power to systematically assault and silence women. We had an idea that he was a womanizer who had extra-marital affairs. We did not know he was a violent aggressor and alleged rapist. But to say that we are shocked and surprised only makes us part of the problem. Our company was built on Harvey’s unbridled ambition – his aggressive deal making, his insatiable desire to win and get what he wanted, his unabashed love for celebrity – these traits were legendary, and the art they produced made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. But we now know that behind closed doors, these were the same traits that made him a monster… We know that in writing this we are in open breach of the non-disclosure agreements in our contracts… We ask that the company let us out of our NDAs immediately – and do the same for all former Weinstein Company employees – so we may speak openly.”