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Producer Scott Rudin is “Stepping Back” From His Film and Streaming Work in the Wake of Abuse Claims

Mega-producer Scott Rudin is seemingly about to do something few Hollywood bigwigs have ever had to do: suffer consequences for his actions. The Oscar-winning producer, whose credits include films like No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Social Network, Uncut Gems, and many more, has announced that he is “stepping back” from his upcoming film and streaming projects after The Hollywood Reporter published a piece detailing his violent, abusive behavior toward multiple co-workers. F...
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Scott Rudin, A24 End Business Relationship as Abuse Allegation Fallout Continues

Scott Rudin’s business relationship with A24, the indie studio where he produced such acclaimed films as “Lady Bird” and “Uncut Gems,” is over, sources tell Variety. The severing of ties comes in the wake of allegations of workplace abuses that have been leveled at Rudin and a devastating cover story in The Hollywood Reporter about […]
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Why Did Scott Rudin Step Back From Broadway? Maybe Not Just Because He’d Seen The Error Of His Ways

The key seems to have been Rudin’s high-profile, high-stakes production of The Music Man, set to start previews in December. While some of the key people involved in the revival reportedly showed “apathy” about the allegations of Rudin’s appalling office behavior, the two stars did not: Hugh Jackman told others he was “very concerned” but did not give an ultimatum, while Sutton Foster said publicly that she would go if he did not. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Scott Rudin, Sutton Foster, Rudin, 04.17.21


Scott Rudin ‘Stepping Back’ From Film, Streaming Work Due to Abuse Allegations

Producer Scott Rudin will “step back” from his film and streaming projects in addition to his Broadway productions in the wake of allegations about his abusive workplace behavior. Rudin, whose upcoming films include Netflix’s “The Woman in the Window” and A24’s “The Humans,” said he will “take the time to work on personal issues I […]
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Producer Scott Rudin to ‘step back’ after allegations of bullying

Rudin says he is ‘profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior has caused’ following allegations of harassment
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Scott Rudin’s Apology Is Not Enough

Not great: “Broadway producers I spoke to told me that Rudin seems to be sincere about stepping away from the day-to-day running of his megahits, The Book of Mormon and To Kill a Mockingbird, but no one seems to think he’ll be relinquishing his financial stakes. When Broadway resumes, so will his revenue streams.” What can Broadway, and Hollywood, do? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Theatre, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Rudin, 04.18.21


Scott Rudin Fallout Intensifies With Sutton Foster Statement, Emotional Video From Late Assistant’s Twin

The outrage surrounding producer Scott Rudin intensified over the weekend, with Broadway star Sutton Foster speaking out while the twin brother of a late former Rudin assistant posted an emotional video message alleging that his brother was traumatized by his experience with the producer. Both statements follow Rudin’s announcement on Saturday that he is “stepping […]
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After Reports Of Abuse, Scott Rudin Claims He’ll ‘Step Back’ From Broadway

Rudin emailed the Washington Post on Saturday to issue an apology for years of causing pain to colleagues (and employees). He also wrote that he would be “taking steps that I should have taken years ago to address this behavior.” But specifics remain unclear; “Rudin declined to elaborate on the statement, or on what exactly retreating from ‘active participation’ entails.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington Post, Theatre, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Rudin, 04.17.21


Scott Rudin to ‘Step Back’ From Broadway After Workplace Abuse Allegations

Producer Scott Rudin has announced that he will “step back” from Broadway following allegations of abusive workplace behavior, Variety has confirmed. The move marks an extraordinary fall from power for one of the theater and film business’s most acclaimed and influential figures. In a statement emailed to the Washington Post on Saturday morning, Rudin apologized for his […]
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Scott Rudin’s Abusive Behavior Was An Open Secret

Why did the media not come out and treat it as the truly awful (and unacceptable) fact that it was? “Unlike past stories, The Hollywood Reporter’s offers, for the first time in Rudin’s almost 40 years as a producer, an unromanticized affirmation of the seemingly endless anecdotes about him as a manager. It details his alleged misbehavior as well as his influence, which has arguably made the industry and the journalists who report on it more likely to accept workplace aggression as a condition o...
Tags: Art, Scott Rudin, Issues, Hollywood Reporter, Rudin, 04.09.21


Netflix Unveils New Trailer & Poster for The Woman in the Window

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix unveils new trailer & poster for The Woman in the Window The time is nearly upon viewers for the long-awaited arrival of the Amy Adams-led adaptation of the thriller novel The Woman in the Window and Netflix is beginning the hype train for the film with the release of a new trailer and poster, the former of which can be viewed below and the latter in the gallery at the bottom! RELATED: The Woman in the Window Sets Release Date For Netflix Debut Amy Adams. The ...
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Producer Scott Rudin, “Monster” Boss

Even as others have been canceled or have dialed back their aggression, Rudin’s behavior has continued unabated, leaving a trail of splintered objects and traumatized employees in his path. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Hollywood, People, Scott Rudin, Rudin, 04.07.21


Scott Rudin Accused of Physically Abusing His Staff With Computers and Potatoes

Among the allegations, Rudin “smashed an Apple computer monitor” on an assistant’s hand.
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Ad Agency Sues Scott Rudin, Saying Producer Owes $6.3 Million

At issue: payment for media buying and marketing strategy for the Broadway revivals of “West Side Story” and “The Music Man.”
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, Scott Rudin, Scott, Rudin, Advertising and Marketing, Spotco, Suits and Litigation (Civil, The Music Man (Play, West Side Story (Play


Rialto Chatter: Will Dustin Hoffman Lead OUR TOWN Revival on Broadway?

BroadwayWorld has learned that online rumors about a Broadway revival of Our Town are true. Producer Scott Rudin has plans to bring Thornton Wilder's play back to Broadway for the first time since 2002. Rudin has tapped Tony winner Bartlett Sher To Kill a Mockingbird to direct the play, which will be led by Dustin Hoffman, who last appeared on Broadway in 1990. A timeline for the production remains unknown. [Author: Rialto Chatter]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Dustin Hoffman, Scott Rudin, Tony, BroadwayWorld, Bartlett, Thornton Wilder, Our Town, Rudin, Rialto Chatter


Coronavirus Update: ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Delayed Until August, Game Shows Filming Without Audiences, and More

Everything, from the stock market to businesses to the fragile state of various American institutions, has taken a hit from the coronavirus epidemic, which has continued to rapidly spread throughout the world. One of the industries to take a hit is the entertainment industry, resulting in delayed movie releases, falling box office numbers, and a reshuffling of the yearly film festival schedule. Now, the Centers for Disease Control have advised the elderly, as well as groups with underlying medi...
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Leasing at Boston Properties' massive WeWork-anchored Dock 72 building in Brooklyn has stalled

Boston Properties turned in a record performance on a key metric for the fourth quarter. But while business was good generally, one big, flashy building that has ties to WeWork has been slow to fill.  Boston Properties' Dock 72, a 675,000-square-foot WeWork-anchored Brooklyn Navy Yard office property co-owned with Rudin Management is 33% leased, flat from the third quarter of 2019. All of that is WeWork.  Business Insider spoke with analysts about their take on potential leasing challenges a...
Tags: New York, Trends, Brooklyn, WeWork, Lafayette, Wall Street Journal, Crain, Bloomberg Intelligence, BTIG Research, Navy Yard, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York Read, Rudin, Brooklyn Navy, Mort Zuckerman, Tishman Speyer


BroadwayCon Will Host Casting Director and Writer Jen Rudin's CONFESSIONS OF A CASTING DIRECTOR Panel With Guest Actor Bhavesh Patel

BroadwayCon 2020 will host an exclusive panel with award-winning casting director Jen Rudin and Broadway actor Behaves Patel. The panel will take place Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 3 p.m and is open to all BroadwayCon attendees. The panel features a lively chat based on Rudin's book Confessions of a Casting Director HarperCollins with audition stories from a casting director's perspective and Patel's experiences as a Broadway actor. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Las Vegas 'black widow' denies killing millionaire husband

One of Nevada’s most notorious convicted murderers, dubbed a “black widow killer,” said after being released from prison Friday that she did not kill her millionaire husband 25 years ago in Las Vegas, and plans to use proceeds from her story to offer money for tips about who did. Margaret Rudin, 76, a socialite antiques shop owner who vanished before she was indicted and spent two years as a fugitive ahead of her 2001 trial, left a women’s prison after winning parole from her 20-years-to-life s...
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2019 Walter Owen Book Prize

The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research announced the winner of the 2019 Walter Owen Book Prize this morning. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jonathan Rudin, for his publication, Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System: A Practitioner’s Handbook (Emond Publishing). “Founder and current Program Director of Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto, Mr. Rudin was selected from among 35 nominees to receive a $15,000 cash prize for his ground-breaking contribution to Canadian law lite...
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Jennifer Lawrence Joins Mysterious New Movie From Distributor A24

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has appeared in 19 movies since her breakout role in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, and Dark Phoenix, her 20th film in 9 years, comes out in under two months. But if it feels like you haven’t seen much of Lawrence lately, it’s because she took a well-deserved break from acting and hasn’t spent much time on a movie set since 2017. But a new report says she’s ending her hiatus with a mysterious new independent film from distributor A24, the company responsible for f...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Casting, Oscar, Broadway, New Orleans, IAC, A24, Macbeth, Independent, Denzel Washington, Bush, Indiewire, Lawrence, Kenneth Lonergan, Rudin


‘The Humans’ Movie Adaptation Enlists Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun, and More

Hollywood mega-producer Scott Rudin is one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT), and he’s arguably as well-known for his theater work as he is for his movies. Now he’s combining those two mediums and producing a film adaptation of the Broadway play The Humans, and he’s secured an excellent cast to star. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Steven Yeun (Burning, The Walking Dead), and more are on board. Keep reading to learn abou...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Amy Schumer, Richard Jenkins, Broadway, Adaptation, Philadelphia, Stephen Karam, A24, Scott-Rudin, Aimee, Erik, Moma


The Saga Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Adds A New Chapter As Publisher Of Older Play Sues Harper Lee’s Estate

The older production, familiar to millions, is the one threatened by the Broadway play and planned national tour. The problem? Too many agreements. “The latest dispute, over whether and when the Sergel adaptation can be staged now that the Sorkin adaptation exists, pits an agreement Ms. Lee signed with Dramatic Publishing in 1969 against one she signed with Mr. Rudin in 2015.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Lee, Sorkin, Rudin, Sergel, 03.09.19, Sues Harper Lee, Dramatic Publishing


Community Theaters Kill 'Mockingbird' Productions After Lawsuit Threat

The show must not go on, Broadway producer Scott Rudin says. Rudin's lawyers claim his show, written by Aaron Sorkin, is the only one that can be performed near a major city.(Image credit: Evan Agostini/AP)
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‘Mockingbird’ Producer Reconsiders, Letting Local Plays Go Forward

Facing criticism for making regional theaters cancel productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scott Rudin said he would let them go on, using the new Aaron Sorkin script.
Tags: News, Aaron Sorkin, Finances, Theater, Scott Rudin, Harper, Lee, Scott, Aaron, Christopher, Sorkin, Rudin, Books and Literature, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Sergel, To Kill a Mockingbird (Play


‘Mockingbird’ Producer Relents, Letting Local Plays Go Forward

Facing criticism for making regional theaters cancel productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Scott Rudin said he would let them go on, using the new Aaron Sorkin script.
Tags: News, Aaron Sorkin, Finances, Theater, Scott Rudin, Harper, Lee, Scott, Aaron, Christopher, Sorkin, Rudin, Books and Literature, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Sergel, To Kill a Mockingbird (Play


Why small US theaters are being forced to cancel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin's work.
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Why small US theaters have canceled ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin’s work. Rudin is arguing that author Harper Lee signed over […]
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Legal Threats From Broadway’s ‘Mockingbird’ Sink Productions Around the Country

Some community theaters have canceled productions of the play after receiving legal warnings that theirs cannot go on at the same time as the one in New York.
Tags: News, Broadway, Theater, Harper, Lee, Scott, Aaron, Christopher, Sorkin, Rudin, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Sergel, To Kill a Mockingbird (Play, Dramatic Publishing Company


Producers Of Broadway ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ And Publishers Of Older Play Version Could Be Headed To Court

Scott Rudin, lead producer of the Aaron Sorkin adaptation now on Broadway and likely to tour eventually, has been trying to block stagings of the older version, written half a century ago by Christopher Sergel Sr. and still published by his family firm. (One tour of regional Britain was recently cancelled after Rudin threatened to sue.) Christopher Sergel III says this is doing real damage to his business. – Crain’s Chicago Business
Tags: Art, Aaron Sorkin, Theatre, Chicago, Britain, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Crain, Rudin, Christopher Sergel, 02.22.19, Christopher Sergel III