Tuesday, August 20, 2019

WEINSTEIN: DISNEY/NETFLIX DEAL BIGGEST IN SHOWBIZ HISTORY

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney CFO Jay Rasulo told an investors conference in New York Wednesday that Disney was “thrilled” with the exclusive deal it concluded with Netflix, which will reportedly net the studio $350 million per year. “We feel pretty confident that this was the highest value deal that we could do,” Rasulo said, indicating that Disney had […]

DID WEINSTEIN TURN MOVIE INTO HYPE FOR OBAMA?

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein insisted that the movie SEAL Team Six, a drama about the killing of Osama bin Laden, be reedited to include documentary footage featuring President Obama, the New York Times disclosed today, a decision, commented the newspaper, that “is virtually certain to bolster claims that the approximately 90-minute film amounts to a political stunt.” […]

BULLY GOING OUT UNRATED

March 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is making good on his threat to release his documentary Bully next weekend in New York and Los Angeles without a rating, after the decision by the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board to slap it with an R-rating because of the repeated use of the f-word. Ads for the film appearing […]

CONGRESSMEN ENTER BULLY BATTLE

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twenty members of Congress have reportedly signed an online petition started by a high-school student asking the MPAA to set aside the R rating for Bully, the theatrical documentary about teenage bullying due to be released later this month by The Weinstein Company. The bipartisan group of congressmen, led by Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of […]

VIDEO SETS VIRAL RECORD

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Kony 2012, a half-hour video about the fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has set a record as the fastest-growing viral sensation in web history, viewed 80 million times between Monday and Friday, according to Visible Measures Corp. The previous record was set by the Susan Boyle video “I Dreamed a Dream” from Britain’s Got […]

MPAA SURVEY: PARENTS WANT F-WORD BARRED IN PG-13 MOVIES

March 7, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The MPAA has commissioned a survey of U.S. parents to determine whether they wish the organization to overlook bad language — in particular the use of the F-word — in assigning ratings to films, the Los Angeles Times reported today. It quoted Joan Graves, who heads the MPAA’s ratings board, as saying that the survey […]

WEINSTEIN TAKES THE BULLY PULPIT

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is ratcheting up his battle with the MPAA and theater owners over the R rating his soon-to-be-released documentary Bully has received because of language. On Tuesday Weinstein responded to a letter from John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners, who wrote that if Weinstein refuses to submit future films to […]

WEINSTEIN LOSES BATTLE WITH MPAA OVER BULLY

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is so furious with the decision by the MPAA’s appeals board to uphold the R rating for The Weinstein Co.’s documentary Bully that he’s threatening not to deal with the MPAA “for the foreseeable future.” The MPAA released a statement quoting Joan Graves, who heads the organization’s ratings group, as acknowledging that “Bully […]

MICHAEL MOORE REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH WEINSTEINS

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has agreed to a settlement offer from The Weinstein Co. a month before his multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the company over alleged accounting irregularities was to go to trial, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Thursday), citing recently filed court documents. Moore had hired an outside accounting firm to conduct an audit of […]

WEINSTEINS TO PRODUCE BROADWAY STAGE SHOWS

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein, who in the past has invested in Broadway productions and has producer credit on such stage shows as The Producers, Billy Elliot, and All Shook Up, is preparing to make The Weinstein Company a full-fledged Broadway production company, the New York Post reported today, citing an unnamed source. According to the newspaper, the […]

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