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Variety

James Mangold Could Direct New Indiana Jones

Variety | February 26, 2020

"That’s your stuff. You and other lads like you, who are very in love with a certain form of art. We don’t have those conversations. Not that we don’t like to, but it’s very practical. We don’t exchange references or paintings of whatever. In a way, there’s no other lighting reference but the movement of the sun in the place we’re shooting. We have to know exactly where it comes from, it sets and rises at this or that moment; in August it’s here, in September it’s there. That’s something we have to know. We try to work with mirrors and reflections. Sometimes, we have to help with artificial light. The surfaces are different and serve different purposes. But they tend to recreate the effect of sunlight. It’s softer sometimes, or more intense, and it’s a nice way of doing it. We talk a lot about the equipment we’re going to use, things we need. Not the best, we don’t have money for the best."

February 25, 2020

"Anna Karina's modeling career was short-lived because she couldn’t sit still. Her most famous cinematic moments are in her gestures: the improvised swing solo in My Life to Live, the run through the Louvre and the Madison dance in Band of Outsiders, her rock-skipping as she asks, “What can I do?” in Pierrot le fou. The pleasure in her movements seems to belong to her above anyone else. If the existentialists had declared that every generation would need to learn to love anew, Karina was their object lesson. She seemed to act with and through her fantasies, even those informed by B movies and the discs on her record player. If her characters aspire to sing and dance in Broadway musicals, it’s because she did, too—though Godard would often lampoon the ambition and make her sing in parody."

February 25, 2020

Financial Times

"For all the hoopla over streaming and the future of digital media, Disney’s board goes with a guy who ran theme parks. Knows customer service, pricing, marketing, and packaging — and how a global business swings with the economy. Maybe an exec from the tourism frontline is the right pick."

Financial Times | February 25, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

“The company has gotten larger and more complex in the recent 12 months. With the asset base in place, and our strategy essentially deployed, I felt that I should spend as much time as possible with the creative side of our businesses because that becomes our biggest priority in 2021. My goal is that when I leave here, he will be as steeped with all matters creative at the company as I am today."

Hollywood Reporter | February 25, 2020

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to assume the role of CEO of what I truly believe is the greatest company in the world. Bob Iger has built Disney into the most admired and successful media and entertainment company, and I have been lucky to enjoy a front-row seat as a member of his leadership team."

February 25, 2020

Twitter

Matthew Ball: "Summary of weird:
- Iger is 14 months into 36 month extension
- Didn't do this during blow-them-away earnings a few weeks ago
- No transition; immediate
- During Coronavirus parks/theatrical scare crushing stock
- Random Tuesday drop
- Comes after months of Iger's press tour

Twitter | February 25, 2020

Twitter

Bob Iger’s moves during his time as Disney CEO:
2019: launches Disney+
2018: buys Fox assets for $71 billion
2018: launches ESPN+
2016: opens Shanghai Disneyland
2012: buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion
2009: buys Marvel for $4 billion
2006: buys Pixar for $7.4 billion

Twitter | February 25, 2020

Twitter

Iger Quits As Disney CEO

Twitter | February 25, 2020

LA Times

Hulu Gets New President Via Google As Management Shuffle Continues

LA Times | February 25, 2020

NBC

Village People Approve Performance Rights To Gay Anthems To Trump

NBC | February 25, 2020

Daily Beast

"'I’m innocent, I’m innocent, I’m innocent. How could this happen in America?' Harvey asked after the verdict. Weinstein was surprised because, well, it was surprising: Rich and powerful white men are usually not held accountable in America. Just look at the White House. And so, we are told to celebrate this slow “course correction” and not to be enraged that we are so off course in the first place. And that’s the problem. We don’t have time for a slow course correction. Much of the pundit class will tell you just to be thankful that Harvey didn’t get acquitted, the way wealthy men have for decades.  But I have a message for the pundit class: DO BETTER. Don’t tell me to be happy with scraps because historically women have been. Weinstein has more than 80 accusers. He’s ruined the lives of countless people. Just because wealthy and powerful white men have historically gotten away with abusing women doesn’t mean that we should celebrate that Harvey got held accountable a little."

Daily Beast | February 25, 2020

Hollywood Reporter

Rose McGowan: "I'm sitting on my bed and I have my arm around my puppy Pearl Kali, a Havanese from Cuba named Kali after the warrior goddess. A therapist told me that I needed a puppy for chronic PTSD and so, here we are. I'm looking at her while staring at a horizon that I haven't seen since I was raped in 1997. I haven't had a free moment from this man since then."

Hollywood Reporter | February 25, 2020

Deadline

Mira Sorvino: "I am so proud to stand in the company of my fellow Silence Breakers on this historic day- here are some of our reactions to Harvey Weinstein being convicted as a rapist & sexual assaulter"

Deadline | February 25, 2020

Twitter

Harvey Weinstein's Walker — Or Zimmer Frame — Reclaimed

Twitter | February 25, 2020