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How The Weinstein Company’s Bankruptcy Continues To Hurt Native Women

The deal was to take the Weinstein company name off, and donate future from, the film Wind River to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. “For the center, which is run out of a woodstove-heated bungalow in snow-swept Lame Deer, Mont., this was a potentially huge boon. The nonprofit addresses violence against Native American women, runs a national helpline for domestic violence survivors, and provides assistance to tribes and tribal programs across the country.” Now, they’re likely to...
Tags: Art, Media, Wind River, Weinstein, Weinstein Company, National Indigenous Women 's Resource Center, 02.07.19

'Wind River' and Harvey Weinstein's broken promise to Native women and children in Indian Country

Elizabeth Olsen and Graham Greene star in Wind River. THE PLAN was that every time a person watched 'Wind River,' a portion of royalties from the movie would go to The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, which works to “enhance the safety of Native women and their children.” But NIWRC says it never got any of the promised funds, and may never get a dime. “So what went wrong?,” writes Elena Saavedra Buckley at High Country News. “Harvey Weinstein.” Great story, awful story. Excerpt:...
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‘State Like Sleep’ Star Katherine Waterston on Balancing Indies and Blockbusters [Interview]

Over the past decade, actress Katherine Waterston has built up a solid filmography of work that had made her one of the most eclectic and reliable performers around. After years of theater work and taking meaty supporting roles in such films as Michael Clayton (her first film), Taking Woodstock, Robot & Frank (as well as a semi-regular role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), she made an impressive showing as Shasta Ray Hepworth in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2014 marvel Inherent Vice, whic...
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Now Stream This: ‘The Immigrant’, ‘Let the Corpses Tan’, ‘The Dead Zone’, ‘Gotti’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  Welcome back, streamers. Come along with me as I take you on a journey through several great films you can stream right now. As always, I’m trying to highlight titles that might not stand out on first glance – titles that slip through the cracks. Here, you’ll find a few documentaries, a stylish ’70s throwback, a chilly ghost story, and more. These...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Stephen King, Orson Welles, America, Netflix, Thriller, David Cronenberg, Adaptation, Christopher Walken, Marion Cotillard, James Gray, David Mamet

Former Weinstein Co. Exec Irwin Reiter Forms Consulting Firm (EXCLUSIVE)

Irwin Reiter, who recently served as the Weinstein Company’s executive vice president of accounting and financial reporting, is launching a consulting firm. Dubbed Reiter Audit, the company has signed a non-exclusive financial consulting role with Lantern Entertainment. In that capacity, it will be involved in all forms of finance, accounting and participation reporting. Reiter spent […]
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Lantern Entertainment Pays $5.5 Million to Take Three Quentin Tarantino Films

Lantern Entertainment officially bought the remnants of the Weinstein Co. in July for $289 million. But the company has since been involved in a thicket of legal disputes over various Weinstein titles. On Tuesday, the company resolved one of its key outstanding issues, agreeing to pay $5.5 million to take full control of three Quentin […]
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NEON Sets Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite for North American Release

NEON sets Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite for North American release Bong Joon-Ho’s newest film, Parasite, has been set for a North American release, according to /Film. The film studio NEON has purchased the rights to Parasite and has set the film for a North American release sometime in 2019. Parasite is a peculiar tale about two families who are worlds apart yet somewhat alike, portraying a striking reality of the world we live in. The film stars Lee Sun-Kyun (A Hard Day) Cho Yeo-Jeong (Obsessed)...
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Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ Picked Up By NEON For North American Release

Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho burst onto the scene with 2003’s Memories of Murder, and has grown into one of the most successful international directors working right now. His most recent movie, 2017’s environmental action comedy Okja, was bought by Netflix, where most audiences outside of film festivals streamed it. But now there’s some good news for those who love the good old fashioned theatrical experience: distribution rights to Bong’s newest film, Parasite, have been purchased by NEON, so...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Exhibition, Quinn, North America, Neon, Host, Bong, Weinstein Company, Bong Joon, Alamo Drafthouse, BONG-Joon-ho, Parasite, Tom Quinn

‘In the Heights’ Movie Will Star ‘Hamilton’ Actor Anthony Ramos

Anthony Ramos, who has appeared in Hamilton, can currently be seen in A Star is Born, and who has appeared in productions of the In the Heights stage production, is in talks to star in the In the Heights movie. The film is an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s pre-Hamilton musical set over the course of three hot summer days in the neighborhood of Washington Heights. Variety has the news about Ramos joining the In the Heights movie cast. If all goes according to plan, Ramos will play Usnavi ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Harvey Weinstein, Broadway, Manhattan, Warner Bros, Kennedy Center, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Hamilton, Annie Hall, Dominican Republic, Vega, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda

‘The Upside’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston Star in a Remake of ‘The Intouchables’

The 2011 French film The Intouchables gets an American remake with The Upside. Kevin Hart takes on a semi-dramatic role as an unemployed man who lands a job caring for a wealthy paraplegic, played by Bryan Cranston. And hey, Nicole Kidman is there too! The Upside has actually been finished for a while, having debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It will finally find its way to theaters in 2019. Watch The Upside trailer below. The Upside Trailer  While there’s still a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Nicole-kidman, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin-Hart, Paul Feig, Movie Trailers, Bryan Cranston, Remakes, Stx Entertainment, Cranston, Hart, Kidman, Weinstein, Weinstein Company

Canada: Lessons Learned From #MeToo - Stewart McKelvey

Three days later the board of directors of The Weinstein Company terminated his employment.
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How ‘Halloween’ Copyright Issues Led to the Best Joke in ‘Baby Driver’

Edgar Wright is a singularly talented filmmaker with a knack for balancing dynamic action scenes with comedy. And Baby Driver was the culmination of that — a heist film that played like a musical, with a fair few great jokes thrown in. But it turns out that one of the best gags of the film came about by accident. Wright revealed that the Baby Driver Mike Myers joke wasn’t actually written that way in the script, but a last-resort gag by the filmmaker after the Halloween copyright holders pre...
Tags: Halloween, Comedy, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Horror, Sony, Mike Myers, Jamie Foxx, Austin Powers, Edgar Wright, Miramax, Wright, Kirk, Trivia, Weinstein Company, Michael Myers

Dimension’s Delayed ‘Polaroid’ Horror Movie May Get Picked Up By Netflix

It’s been over a year since we saw the first trailer for the Dimension Films horror flick Polaroid. The movie was meant for release last November, but it was suddenly pulled from the calendar in the midst of all The Weinstein Company’s struggles in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the monstrous Harvey Weinstein. Now it might finally see the light of day thanks to Netflix. Before we go any further, here’s the Polaroid trailer that was first released in June of last year: Th...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Netflix, Harvey Weinstein, Polaroid, Weinstein Company, The Weinstein Co, Javier Botet, Lars Klevberg, Bird Fitcher

Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston Drama ‘The Upside’ Gets January Release Date

STX Entertainment has set a Jan. 11 release date for the comedy-drama “The Upside,” starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. “The Upside” premiered a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival when the movie was still owned by the Weinstein Company, before it collapsed amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. STX […]
Tags: News, Nicole Kidman, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Stx Entertainment, Weinstein Company, Kevin Hart Bryan Cranston, The Upside

Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston’s ‘The Upside’ Gets January Release Date

STX Entertainment has set a Jan. 11 release date for the comedy-drama “The Upside,” starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. “The Upside” premiered a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival when the movie was still owned by the Weinstein Company, before it collapsed amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. STX […]
Tags: News, Nicole Kidman, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Stx Entertainment, Weinstein Company, Kevin Hart Bryan Cranston, The Upside

August linkfest

Caterpillar, the heavy-equipment manufacturer, has had a registered trademark for CAT since 1949. Now it’s extending CAT to a footwear line. And not just steel-toed boots, either: these oxfords are women’s street fashion. (Duets Blog) *   The method Google Maps uses to name city neighborhoods “is often mysterious. The company declined to detail how some place names came about, though some appear to have resulted from mistakes by researchers, rebrandings by real estate agents — or just o...
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‘In The Heights’ Director Compares the Musical Adaptation to ‘Do The Right Thing’ and ‘Annie Hall’

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name with his Broadway smash hit Hamilton, he created the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights. That play has been inching toward a Hollywood adaptation since 2011, but it seems like it’s finally going to happen with director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) at the helm. In a new interview, Chu explains his vision for bringing a movie adaptation to life and offers a few more In The Heights details that you can read about bel...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Harvey Weinstein, Broadway, Adaptation, Manhattan, Warner Bros, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Hamilton, Annie Hall, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda

Weinstein Co. Sale Price Cut From $310 Million to $287 Million

The Weinstein Company has agreed to reduce its sale price to Lantern Capital by $23 million, as doubts have been raised about whether the deal can close. Paul Zumbro, the lead attorney for the company, announced in Delaware bankruptcy court Friday that the company had agreed to reduce the agreed price from $310 million to […]
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ Movie Set for 2020 Release Date

While we all bide our time until the inevitable Hamilton movie, we can take solace in knowing Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical, In The Heights, is coming to the big screen. And now the In The Heights movie release date has been set: summer 2020. Before Hamilton, there was In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical set in Washington Heights, NYC. While In The Heights wasn’t as huge a phenomenon as Hamilton would become, it won awards and earned its rightful place in musical theat...
Tags: Movies, Harvey Weinstein, Broadway, Manhattan, Warner Bros, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Hamilton, Universal Pictures, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nina, Weinstein Company, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Warners

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Sets Summer 2020 Release

Warner Bros. has set a June 26, 2020, release date for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. Warner Bros. won a bidding war for the project on May 17. The project had previously been set up at the Weinstein Company in 2016, but was extricated from […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Lin Manuel Miranda, Weinstein Company, In The Heights

Ex-Weinstein Co. PR Exec Resurfaces at Participant

Nicole Quenqua, who resigned as head of national and corporate publicity for The Weinstein Company on May 15, has been hired by Participant Media as senior VP, communications. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Steve Barnes)]
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Participant Media Hires Nicole Quenqua for PR Post

Participant Media has hired former Weinstein Company spokesperson Nicole Quenqua as its senior vice president, communications, effective immediately. Quenqua exited TWC earlier this month after a federeal bankruptcy court approved the sale of the company’s assets. She will be based out of Participant’s Los Angeles office. Quenqua will lead and supervise entertainment publicity, events, and […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, TWC, Weinstein Company, Participant Media, Quenqua, Nicole Quenqua

Harvey Weinstein Arrested by NYPD, Charged With Rape and Sex Abuse

The New York Police Department has had Harvey Weinstein arrested on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. The disgraced movie mogul surrendered himself to the New York authorities on Friday and is facing criminal charges stemming from multiple sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in the past year. Weinstein is facing charges stemming from incidents with two separate women, the NYPD said in a statement. Weinstein’s arrest is the result o...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Movie Lands at Warner Bros. After HUGE Bidding War

In the Heights has finally found a home. After a troubled road to the big screen, the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Award-winning musical has landed at Warner Bros. The studio won the rights to the In the Heights movie adaptation after a fierce bidding war following the implosion of the project’s former studio, The Weinstein Company. Warner Bros. is flying high this week, winning the rights to the In the Heights movie adaptation after a bidding war with several studios including Fo...
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In the Heights Movie Heads to Warner Bros.

In the Heights movie heads to Warner Bros. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures has secured the rights to the In the Heights movie in an enormous $50 million dollar deal to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning 2008 Broadway musical to the big screen. The deal, which includes first-dollar gross participation for the filmmakers, was reached with director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up 2: The Streets, Jem and the Holograms), screenwriter Quiara Alegria Hudes (My America) a...
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‘In the Heights’: Warner Bros. Wins Movie Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical

Warner Bros. has won the bidding war over several other studios for the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. The project had been set up at the Weinstein Company in 2016 but was extricated from TWC last fall after the Harvey Weinstein sexual […]
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Director Damian Szifron Exits The Six Billion Dollar Man

Director Damon Szifron exits The Six Billion Dollar Man Although the film was set to begin shooting this summer, The Six Billion Dollar Man is now actively searching for a new director following the exit of Damian Szifron, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The adaptation of the hit ’70s sci-fi series has been in the works for over 20 years now, with the most recent progress having been made in 2014 when The Weinstein Company announced pre-production had started on the film with Mark Wahlber...
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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Loses Director Damian Szifron

Damian Szifron has departed the director’s chair on Mark Wahlberg’s sci-fi actioner “The Six Billion Dollar Man” due to “creative differences.” Warner Bros. confirmed the departure on Tuesday. The studio bought the rights to the project late last year from the Weinstein Company, which had been developing the movie with Szifron — best known for […]
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Lantern Capital Vows to Make Weinstein Co. ‘Most Progressive’ Force in Industry

Lantern Capital sent a memo to Weinstein Co. employees on Tuesday promising to make the company “the most progressive and forward-thinking presence in the industry.” The memo to staff was sent out two hours after Judge Mary Walrath approved the sale of the company to the Dallas-based private equity firm. Lantern’s co-founders, Andy Mitchell and […]
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Delaware Judge To Decide Who Gets Weinstein Company's Film And TV Assets

A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware is deciding who gets the film and TV assets to The Weinstein Company. Is it solely about financial creditors or is there a moral obligation to provide compensation for the victims of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults?
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