Weinstein appeared via video from prison before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, who, because of the worsening pandemic, agreed to postpone Weinstein’s extradition hearing until April 9.

[August 10 2010 Piranha3D remake ]

Take This Waltz

Michelle Williams filming Take This Waltz

Yes, this is a remake. But it is a remake of a film that has not only already been remade (in the ’90s for Showtime starring Punky Brewster and the Greatest American Hero), but was, itself, originally just a Jaws knockoff. Better yet, a Jaws knockoff produced by reigning king of camp Roger Corman, written by none other than John Sayles, and directed by Joe Dante. It is a classic to be sure, but a camp classic that nobody minds being remade. In fact, it is exactly the type of film many critics appreciate being remade. It is spectacle. Cheap, wonderful, lizard-brained spectacle. The Weinstein Co. screened a little over 10 minutes of unfinished footage from the forthcoming 3D remake of Roger Corman’s 1978 cult classic. Piranha 3D opens August 20.

Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual attacks. Haley, a former “Project Runway” production assistant, said in the lawsuit that she repeatedly told Weinstein “no” when he forcibly attacked her inside his apartment in July 2006.

[November 4 2010 David Hutkin Vivian Tarn will be hustling finance for Weinstein Company ]

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Michelle Williams

The Weinstein Company is close to signing film finance veteran David Hutkin to join the company and oversee a new division called Strategic Initiatives, Investments & Banking Group.  Hutkin will come aboard as executive vice president, and will bring with him longtime colleague Vivian Tarn. Hutkin has spent 15 years working in senior structured and corporate debt underwriting within the entertainment industry at numerous banks. Most recently, he has been head of entertainment finance for the First California Bank, and before that worked for Bank of America, ICB Entertainment Finance and The Lewis Horwitz Organization. Hutkin has worked on financing for hundreds of films that include My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Monster, The Illusionist and Showtime’s The Tudors.

The Metropolitan Police is still investigating 16 allegations against Weinstein from 11 women.
https://thecritic.co.uk/harvey-weinsteins-affair-with-the-uk-film-industry/

[May 11 2016 Emma Watson: two top billings ]

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Watson should be the film’s unnerving heart, but her role – through the fault of the script, rather than the actress – is pure dramatic cardboard.

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Emma Watson in Colonia

a ludicrous exercise in lower-end genre cliches …The leads are given the thankless task

Chalk them up to continuing education Brown A.B 2014

[November 4 2014 Darren Aronofsky Berlinale Film Festival jury president]

 Emma Watson, 24,  won for British Artist of the Year at the Britannia Awards on October 30 in Los Angele


Emma Watson, 24, won for British Artist of the Year at the Britannia Awards on October 30 in Los Angeles

The 65th Berlin Film Festival kicks off on February 5 next year with Darren Aronofsky atop the jury. Contrary to many recent Berlinale jury presidents, the Noah helmer has never had a movie in the official selection.

[June 4 Noah: worldwide gross $345,491,794]

= Domestic: $100,908,921 29.2%
+ Foreign: $244,582,873 70.8%
= Worldwide: $345,491,794

[March 29]
[early review]the latter half of the film, turgid and hamfisted throughout, cripples the film so severely that it makes one thankful for the added elements to Noah’s story. They may not fall in line with the source material, but they deliver a fine case for creative license when such a confused, uninvolving finish awaits.
Husband and wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly attended the premiere together. Connelly reteamed with her A Beautiful Mind co-star Russell Crowe to play Naameh in Noah

[December 4 2013]

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Emma Watson co-stars in Biblical Epic

 

Significant parts of the Darren Aronofsky directed epic were filmed on location in Iceland and illustrate the nation’s dramatic landscapes and terrain.

Although the Noah clips are now widely available online, its producers eschewed traditional venues for their official outing. Instead the clips were shown to attendees at a Christian convention in the US state of Texas.

Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson star in Noah. The film depicts the biblical patriarch’s dreams of a devastating deluge and the subsequent actions he takes to safeguard his family’s future.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson’s net worth is 5th richest , with £27.93m according to a survey conducted by Heat magazine of ” Britain’s richest young celebrity”.
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Bling Ring   [September 27]
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $5,845,732 80.5%
+ Foreign: $1,418,499 19.5%
= Worldwide: $7,264,231

DVD/Blu-Ray September 17, 2013

[May 25]

Part of the hot Chopard jewels?   Myriam and DSK at Cannes

Part of the hot Chopard jewels? Myriam and DSK at Cannes

Emma Watson to Cannes in “the Bling Ring”?

Burglars ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with jewels worth an estimated $1.4 million. The theft was believed to have taken place sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday, said Mascarelli, when the Chopard employee returned to the hotel room and noticed the damage
On Thursday night, Chopard hosted a star-studded gala, and the festival screened Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” — a deadpan drama about celebrity-obsessed teenagers in Los Angeles who break into the homes of Paris Hilton and other stars. It’s based on a true story about high-school students who, after seeing online when certain stars are expected at a premiere or other event, take the opportunity to steal items from their homes.

[April 20]
Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann and Kirsten Dunst, will open Un Certain Regard on May 16, the Cannes Film Festival revealed on April 17.

[April 9]
Films selected in Competition, at Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, in Special Screenings and at the Cinéfondation., May 15 to 26 2013 may include Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, about a gang of Hollywood robbers, starring Emma Watson. After the fuss about a lack of female directors last year, Cannes supremo Gilles Jacob quietly promised me he would address the imbalance, and they kind of owe Coppola after her Marie Antoinette was harshly booed.

[May 13 2011]

Emma Watson, Cannes 2011, heathrow

Emma Watson, Cannes 2011, heathrow

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that it has acquired from WE Distribution the distribution rights for the world, outside of Asia and French speaking Europe, to the martial arts, film noir epic DRAGON (WU XIA).

https://da.lacounty.gov/media/news/harvey-weinstein-facing-6-new-sex-assault-counts

[November 25 2010 Weinstein reading scripts ]

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Michelle Williams Harvey Weinstein

Speaking from London, where his company is producing “My Week With Marilyn,” about a little-known relationship between a young man and Marilyn Monroe, Weinstein avowed he’s returned to what he knows best. “I didn’t read ‘Juno’ or ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and I was only coming to the festivals to make my presence known,” he said, referring to the two independent hits snatched by rival Fox Searchlight. “Now, I realize the strongest thing I can do for my company is read 15 scripts a week.”
To fund operations and make movies, the company is now reliant upon revenue from its remaining catalog of 108 films and new releases and a $50-million credit facility.

Chapman

[July 14 2020 exes Eve Chilton, Georgina Chapman freeze ]

Harvey Weinstein’s two ex-wives went to court in April and successfully convinced judges to freeze nearly $6 million of his assets, An attorney for ex-wife – who split with Weinstein in 2004 – did not respond to a request for comment. An attorney for Georgina Chapman – who divorced Weinstein in 2017 – declined comment.

[January 10 2019 Judge not determining whether Judd was sexually harassed by Weinstein “in the colloquial sense of the term” ]

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Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein accusing him of sexual harassment in violation of a California law barring such conduct by a person in a “business, service or professional relationship” with another has been dismissed.
In a footnote to his ruling on January 9, District Judge Philip Gutierrez said he was not determining whether Judd was sexually harassed by Weinstein “in the colloquial sense of the term”.
The California Legislature revised the law last year, specifically adding film directors and producers to the categories of people who can be liable under the measure. Judd refiled the harassment claim under the revised law, which took effect Jan. 1.

Gutierrez ruled January 9 2019 that the changes were so significant that they fundamentally modified the California law — making it, in effect, a new law. And because the Legislature didn’t specify that the modified law should be applied retroactively, Judd can’t use it to pursue her sexual harassment claim, he ruled.

[October 28 2017 “There’s no oral sex” Harvey Weinstein on Blue Valentine… ]
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Harvey Weinstein took a private jet from Van Nuys Airport bound for Arizona. He’s set to land in the city of Wickenburg near the highly respected Meadows rehab center.

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Winona Ryder at Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party in Beverly Hills 01/08/2017 with Stranger Things cast

I have chosen to leave my husband.
http://people.com/movies/harvey-weinstein-wife-georgina-chapman-separating/

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days” the board informed “Weinstein that his employment is terminated, effective immediately,” the company said in an email Sunday, October 8.

Harvey Weinstein won’t physically be a part of the awards race, not in 2017 and probably never again. But his fingerprints will be all over it. The push for “Wind River” will continue without Weinstein. And if the campaign seems more muted, the reason may less be Weinstein’s absence than the cash-flow problems that in recent years have made it impossible for TWC to carry out the kind of scorched-earth campaigns for which he was once known.

[October 6]

The Weinstein Company said it has retained an outside legal firm to conduct an independent investigation into the NYT allegations. TWC has retained John Kiernan of the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton “to undertake a thorough and independent investigation.” Kiernan will be assisted by his partners Matthew Fishbein, a former chief assistant U.S. attorney, and Helen Cantwell, a former federal prosecutor who also has worked for the New York County District Attorney’s sex crimes unit.
Weinstein and his brother Bob own 42% of the company,[or Harvey Weinstein owns 23% of TWC with Bob Weinstein owning the same and the board holding the remainder].; other investors include Goldman Sachs, French TV company TF1, and ad firm WPP Group. The Weinstein Company Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC. 345 Hudson Street. 13th Floor. New York, NY 10014.

Harvey Weinstein is facing calls to be stripped of his CBE over revelations he has sexually harassed female employees and movie stars for decades. Weinstein, 65, was named an honourary Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, by the Queen for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004. THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY (UK) LIMITED,  71 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4BE.   “The reported alleged behavior completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA’s values”.   France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said on Saturday, October 14.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/harvey-weinstein-apology/542193/

The Weinstein Company had a “code of silence,” and that contracts included a “non-disparagement” clause that applied to the company itself and its leader. Additionally, “most of the women accepting payouts agreed to confidentiality clauses prohibiting them from speaking about the deals or the events that led to them.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/10/ashley-judd-rose-mcgowan-harvey-weinstein-sexual-harassment

Harvey Weinstein Won’t Be Charged In Alleged Groping Incident – Update

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/harvey-weinstein-lawyer-allegedly-donated-10g-manhattan-da-article-1.3544121

‘It won’t happen again.’

BURBANK, Calif., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ARCHSTONE PICTURES – Principal/Partner Michael Slifkin announced that the company has entered into an agreement with Ambra Battilana during the final days of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival to co-produce a film based on the events pertaining to her experiences with Silvio Berlusconi the former prime minister of Italy.

The untitled feature film, a political drama, highlights the demise of one of the most powerful, wealthy and influential leaders in Italian History. The film will chronicle Berlusconi from the height of his power and political reach as the Billionaire Italian Prime Minister and owner of world renowned football club, A.C. Milan, to his dramatic and public fall from grace for corruption and sexual misconduct.

Production is scheduled for early 2017 with worldwide distribution to be handled exclusively by Archstone Distribution.

Archstone Pictures’ Michael Slifkin and Scott Martin will be producing the film along with Executive Producers Scott Weissman and Ambra Battilana.

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Ambra Battilana Who Once Accused Harvey Weinstein of Groping Her in Bikini at a Beach in Miami 10/09/2017

harvey-weinstein-georgina-chapmanThe movie mogul, 65, and the fashion designer, 41, are together at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Of his wife, Marchesa fashion designer Georgina Chapman, Weinstein added, “She stands 100 percent behind me.”

[November 19 2010]Aspiring actress Lucia Stoller (now Lucia Evans), Italian actress Asia Argento

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

“Blue Valentine,” a dark romantic look at two young lovers in a crumbling marriage, was given an NC-17 rating because of a scene involving oral sex. “It’s just a credit to the persuasiveness of Derek Cianfrance’s directing skills. There’s no oral sex. Michelle Williams isn’t even naked. It looks like she is, but it’s just the angle of the shots.”
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U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein denied preliminary approval of a proposed settlement that was put forth in June by class counsel with the support of the New York Attorney General’s Office. That Hellerstein shot down the proposed settlement so early, and pointedly questioned whether these claims are even fit for a class action, is notable. Gloria Allred”On top of it all, it provided for Harvey Weinstein, his brother and his lawyers to get paid more than the women he abused.”

[July 13 2020 settles, personally not out any money ]

Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein will hold a hearing July 14 2020 on whether to approve the deal. Elizabeth Fegan, an attorney for women who will accept the settlement, said “it is unlikely his victims could achieve more. Douglas Wigdor, an attorney for six Weinstein accusers, called the deal “if approved, one of the most one-sided and unfair class settlements in history.”

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Lawyers Douglas H Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer, who represent six accusers, criticised the proposed settlement because it did not require Weinstein to accept responsibility or personally pay out any money.

[  Wigdor drops Tara   ]

Douglas Wigdor is no longer representing Tara Reade, just two weeks after he first began working with her.   Associated Press said she appears to have exaggerated her educational achievements, was mired in endless financial difficulties and faced frequent lawsuits with individuals who said she defrauded them or failed to pay bills.
Wigdor’s firm originally said Reade had struggled to find a lawyer to represent her because many attorneys in his space “tend to be Democrats or liberals,” and Reade has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexual assault.

[January 19 2020   Harvey Weinstein: another complainant leaves settlement   ]

Dominique Huett will remove herself from the Harvey Weinstein settlement in order to pursue her own claim. Huett has retained a new attorney, Douglas Wigdor, who represents two others who have opted out. Wigdor believes the $500,000 Huett was offered was “not fair”. This is a suit for the alleged assault under New York’s recently enacted Child Victims Act, which extends the amount of time a victim has to bring a claim (until their 55th birthday in some cases). Wigdor represemted Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attacking her in his suite, https://wp.me/pEe9-kz

[December 21 2019 Harvey and the Polish model with lawyer ]

Douglas H. Wigdor, attorney for three women, Kaja Sokola, Wedil David and Jane Doe – a pseudonym for the same woman who will testify against Weinstein when he is tried next month on charges of rape, predatory sexual assault and criminal sexual act – claim, like many before them, that Weinstein assaulted them. This filing points to a split in approaches. Newly enacted child victims legislation, which extends the age at which a victim can bring a claim for past crimes to 55.

[December 18 2019]
Kaja Sokola alleges she was assaulted in 2002. Harvey Weinstein asked her to lunch in the interest of helping her pursue an acting career. She agreed but alleges his driver brought them to Weinstein’s apartment instead. There, she claims “he terrified and sexually abused her.”Her attorneys, Douglas Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer: “While others may have decided to settle, albeit under some of the most offensive and one-sided terms, we hope that the filing of this complaint encourages other victims and the New York Attorney General to join us as we continue our efforts at holding Harvey Weinstein and his enablers accountable.”

They’re bringing a battery suit for the alleged 2002 assault under New York’s recently enacted Child Victims Act, which extends the amount of time a victim has to bring a claim (until their 55th birthday in some cases).

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/harvey-weinstein-accused-sexually-assaulting-16-year-old-model-new-lawsuit-1264127

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Retrospective tweaking: Viewers have noticed some unsubtle changes to the mermaid romcom Splash as it appears on Disney+. There is a shot of Daryl Hannah diving into the sea, having just kissed a dumbstruck Tom Hanks. In the 1984 original, Hannah’s blond hair just about covers her naked bottom; in the new version, that hair has been digitally extended to cover her entire buttock area – and badly at that. It looks as if she is wearing a hairy skirt. It may not be the hill most cinephiles would choose to die on, but we should still be concerned. Better to leave history as it was, butts and all,daryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

[January 17 2920 Weinstein : 6 white men, a black man, 2 black women, a Latino woman, 2 white women ]
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The jury includes six white men, one black man, two black women, a Latino woman, and two white women

[January 6 2020 presiding Justice James Burke will outline ]

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On the first day, Jan. 6, presiding Justice James Burke will outline an approximate schedule for the trial. Jury selection will begin on Tuesday and is expected to last about two weeks.

[December 6 2019 further medical issues unsympathetic ]
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Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on December 11 2019 over allegations he violated bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor.   Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi told the court that the person monitoring Weinstein does not believe the problems due to were technical glitches. While the monitoring now appears to be working, Illuzzi said she thought that was because of the threat of new bail.   Weinstein will be undergoing back surgery on December 12 2019. “If you have any further medical issues, the court will not be terribly understanding,” Judge James Burke said.

[ December 6 2019  Barbara Ziv, Deborah Davis, Elizabeth Loftus, will testify   ]

Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time,.   Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi accused him of leaving home a piece of the monitoring technology that keeps the ankle bracelet activated.   Defense attorney Donna Rotunno denied it was deliberate. Decision is deferred until next week.

[December 3 2019]

Weinstein is due to appear December 6 2019 at a bail hearing necessitated by changes that go into effect Jan. 1.

[November 29 2019]

New York judge James Burke on November 26 2019 issued an ominbus ruling that declined Weinstein’s request to unseal the names of two complaining witnesses, one of which is reportedly Sciorra, and made several other rulings on witness testimony.

Barbara Ziv, an expert on sexual assault and rape trauma syndrome, will be allowed to testify over Weinstein’s objections. Weinstein’s experts on human memory, Deborah Davis and Elizabeth Loftus, will also be allowed to testify — but they won’t be allowed to provide testimony on issues of memory specifically tied to sexual interactions and “the phenomenon known as ‘voluntary unwanted sex.'”

Weinstein asked the court to dismiss two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, arguing that it requires that the defendant had committed an “underlying crime” and had engaged in an “aggravating crime.” Here the underlying crime is alleged to be a July 2016 rape and the aggravating crime is an alleged rape during the winter of 1993-1994, and Weinstein argued the alleged aggravating crime happened before the Predatory Sexual Assault statute was enacted in 2006 and therefore the two counts that relied upon it should be dismissed. Alternatively, he argued that they should be dismissed because the alleged victim of the mid-’90s rape can’t further narrow down when it happened. The producer also asked the court to dismiss the superseding indictment as a whole on procedural grounds.

Burke denied all three requests.

[October 3 2019 motion to move trial denied ]

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On October 3 2019, a New York state appeals court denied Weinstein’s motion to move the trial to a different location, ruling that it must stay in the city,

[Seprember 7 2019 lots of accusers – consolidation ]
Judge James Burke on September 6 2019 approved consolidating two indictments against the fallen movie mogul and permitted prosecutors to replace two older predatory sexual assault charges with new ones.The case to be taken to trial on Jan. 6, assuming no other changes between now and then, now involves the same two original accusers, plus Sciorra, plus a number of other accusers of Weinstein who will be testifying as “prior bad acts” witnesses, or Molineux witnesses as they are known in New York.

[August 26 2019 Jan.6 was firm, “Not really” ]

There’s a grand jury indictment against Harvey Weinstein, pushing his trial back to 2020 but allowing one of his alleged victims to testify against him. The new indictment gets around statute of limitations issues pertaining to Annabella Sciorra’s testimony,

Judge James Burke told them the new trial date of Jan. 6 was firm. To make the point, he stared at the defendant and asked, “Mr. Weinstein, do you want to go to trial?”

“Not really,” Weinstein quipped.

Weinstein, 67, who’s free on $1 million bail, has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.
https://wp.me/pEe9-13e

[August 22 2019 Sep. 9 trial brings motions ]

A new and sealed grand jury indictment was issued August 22 2019 against the fallen movie mogul and accused sexual predator.

[August 20 2019]
Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said in a letter to the judge and defense attorneys on August 13 2019 that prosecutors would re-present their case to a new grand jury starting on August 16 2019 in order to include the testimony of a woman who claims Weinstein raped her at her apartment in New York in the winter of 1993-1994.

Such changes in an indictment give the defense up to six weeks to respond, which would postpone the already pushed back trial start. Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer Arthur Aidala has moved for a change of venue on August 16 2019. Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office declined comment August 20 2019 on the new filing. A response is expected to be formally filed in the next few days.

[August 19 2019]

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office planned to present another alleged victim of Weinstein’s to a grand jury to support predatory sexual assault charges against him, according to court filings.
The accuser is Annabella Sciorra, the actress known for her role in “The Sopranos” who says Weinstein violently raped her in 1993, Prosecutors directed Weinstein to appear before the grand jury August 15 2019 if he wanted to testify, court records show. The grand jury must vote on a new indictment before its term ends Aug. 26, just two weeks before the scheduled start of Weinstein’s trial on Sept. 9, the filings indicate.

[July 28 2019]

Justice James Burke said in a one-line decision on August 7 2019: “The request for a change in bail conditions is denied.” He refused to allow Harvey Weinstein to travel to Europe to consult on a stage production of Cinema Paradiso, a 1988 film that he was involved with that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards.

Weinstein is set to go to trial on September 9 in New York for rape and could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty. Thus, the pleas from his attorneys to allow him to travel to Italy and Spain was quickly turned down. Weinstein wanted to travel Aug. 12 through Aug. 22 for the project.

Justice James Burke refused to allow testimony from Annabella Sciorra, who accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in 1993, but also refused Weinstein’s legal team’s bid to toss out some counts, Burke rejected prosecutors’ argument that language in the predatory sexual assault statute gave them “leeway” in terms of introducing “additional persons” at trial, and granted the defense motion to exclude Sciorra from the case.

https://wp.me/pEe9-14z

[July 28 2910 Daryl Hannah on Weinstein ]

Daryl Hannah in Rome January 2014

Daryl Hannah in Rome January 2014

See October 31 2017 below
https://www.axios.com/the-allegations-against-harvey-weinstein-and-their-fallout-1513306092-662e5326-9c61-42ec-8665-2f571e309382.html

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/weighing-the-costs-of-speaking-out-about-harvey-weinstein

[March 10 2019 stars in “Papa” ]
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Papa:June 15, 2018 (Laemmle Monica Film Center)

[11 April 2018 Daryl Hannah weds Neil Young ]

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Daryl Hannah and Neil Young outside a San Francisco courthouse where they were supporting a man with cancer who was suing Monsanto.

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Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill

Neil Young and actor Daryl Hannah are said to have married on Young’s yacht near the San Juan islands to the north of Puget Sound in Washington state, adjacent to Canada’s Vancouver Island.Auburn Stone

[October 31 2017   on Harvey Weinstein   ]

Daryl Hannah on Harvey Weinstein trying to get in.

[June 26  The Slider 2017 release; “Sense8” cancelled ]

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“Sense8” an edgy sci-fi drama is gone after two seasons, “Sense8” Created by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (of the “The Matrix” fame) followed a small group of people around the world who were hunted by a mysterious organization because they shared a mental connection that allowed them to tap into one another’s thoughts and skills.

[June 20 2015 stars in Sicilian Vampire ]

Sicilian Vampire (2015), Thriller | 10 September 2015 release(Canada)

[June 9 Daryl Hannah: Sense8 downloaded by pirates, left-handed praise]

Daryl Hannah “persecution, bigotry and fear.”

Sense8 – season one, 5 June
“Eight people. Eight cities. One mind.” in a schoolyard premise that holds enough intrigue to call viewers back, has been downloaded by pirates more than half a million times less than three days after its release.

[January 26 Daryl Hannah stars in Death Squad [ 2047 – Sights of Death (2014)]]

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Daryl Hannah in Death Squad. Death Squad [ 2047 – Sights of Death (2014)] perhaps 2047 Sights of Death isn’t really designed for theatrical release.

[September 9 2014 Daryl Hannah signs for Sense8]
The state of California filed a $62,622,tax lien against Daryl Hannah on March 24th with the EL Lay County CA Recorder of Deeds, said to get cleaned up.

On August 25, Daryl Hannah joined the film Michael to play Deborah, who runs a Colorado Buddhist retreat where Michael goes to find solace.

[Jun 29]

Daryl Hannah (“Kill Bill”)joins the international cast. of the upcoming 10-episode Netflix sci-fi series “Sense8” . Sense8 will follow a group of people who are somehow physically linked and find themselves on the run from an unknown force because of their “unique gift,” which is an “evolutionary leap, which was caused by technology.” Major themes of the series will reportedly be “persecution, bigotry and fear.” The cast has signed for all 5 Seasons of the show (should they be made).


[May 14]

[February 21]

Daryl Hannah in Rome January 2014

Daryl Hannah in Rome January 2014

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Principal photography will commence this month in Rome on the action thriller in which Major Anderson (Daryl Hannah) and some unscrupulous mercenaries led by Lobo (Michael Madsen), do the dirty — both just out of “Skin Traffik” where they did the same in Britain.

AMBI Pictures, the Italy-based film development, finance and production company run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, today announced that Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon” series, “Saw” “The Color Purple”), Daryl Hannah (“Kill Bill” “Blade Runner” “Splash”), Rutger Hauer (“Blade Runner” “Sin City” “Batman Begins”), Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects” “Born on the 4th of July”) and Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs” “Kill Bill” “Donnie Brasco”) have signed on to star in the action thriller “Sights of Death” / “S.O.D,” which will be directed by Alessandro Capone (“L’amore nascosto” “Superstition 2”).
Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as “Monika Bacardi,”
is the widow of drinks magnate Lord Luis Bacardi. The pair set up AMBI Pictures late last year.

[February 19]


Director Ara Bradley Paiaya: his debut ‘Hollywood’ feature film is ‘Skin Traffik’ . Rugby League player Keith Mason is set to appear on screens in just a few months’ time alongside Mickey Rourke and Daryl Hannah in Skin Traffik, directed by Ara Paiaya (The Suppressor, Maximum Impact). The film is a dark tale set in the world of human trafficking, with a jaded hit man regaining his humanity amidst a brutal underworld, in which daily survival is not so much a skill, but an instinct. The cast is headed by British action star, Gary Daniels and sees Michael Madsen, Mickey Rourke and Darryl Hannah all popping up to phone in performances. Skin Traffik is due out in the UK at the end of Summer 2014, maybe.

Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorneys are following a classic strategy, seizing on what they say are prosecutorial missteps and misguided judicial rulings to build a case for a potential appeal after the Hollywood producer’s rape trial.

Donna Rotunno, defense attorney, said Harvey Weinstein was having heart palpitations and was admitted to the hospital.

 

Marianne Bertuna

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Not guilty on sexual predator charges one and three.

[February 21 2020 deadlocked ” not uncommon” says Judge ]

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Jurors in the trial against Harvey Weinstein were deadlocked. The jury is hung on the first and third charges — of predatory sexual assault — and unanimous on the other three charges. To convict Weinstein of predatory sexual assault, the jury must be convinced that he committed a first-degree sexual offense against Annabella Sciorra and either Miriam Haley or Jessica Mann, or both.
There are a variety of ways in which the jury is limited as to possible outcomes. They will present their decision under the form of a verdict sheet, which comes with instructions. Jurors are supposed to begin by deciding on the predatory sexual assault counts – the very ones they seemed to struggle with this Friday – before tackling or skipping the other three. The verdict sheet forbids certain combinations, too – finding Weinstein not guilty on a specific count would mean issuing an identical verdict on another count, etc.

The prosecution issued their disapproval. The Weinstein legal team said they would accept a partial verdict.

“It is not uncommon for a jury to believe they will never reach a unanimous verdict but on further deliberation, they are often able to reach a unanimous verdict,” Burke told the courtroom.

[February 11 2020 Defense rests ]

Outside the presence of the jury, one of Weinstein’s lawyers told Justice James Burke that Weinstein would not be taking the stand.

“That’s correct,” Weinstein confirmed when asked by the judge.

The defense rested its case shortly after this exchange

[January 23 2020 Annabella Sciorra the prosecution’s second witness ]

Annabella Sciorra took the stand on the morning of January 23 2020— as the prosecution’s second witness — to testify about the night in the winter of 1993 or 1994 when she claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her after an industry dinner.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/annabella-sciorra-testifies-harvey-weinstein-raped-her-1272310

[July 11 2019 his two new female attorneys, Marianne Bertuna and Diana Fabi Samson ]
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his two new female attorneys, Marianne Bertuna, New York Law School, and Diana Fabi Samson, Villanova University School of Law

Judge approved a new Weinstein legal team. After approving Baez’s request to withdraw from the case, Burke called him to the bench for a one-on-one chat that lasted about five minutes with no court reporter to transcribe the conversation.

Harvey Weinstein’s sex assault trial delayed, is now set for Sept. 9. Weinstein lawyer Marianne Bertuna argued that news coverage could influence potential jurors and that “the court cannot be complicit with the press in denying the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

[June 11 2010 opens film in China ]

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Shanghai, John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat

“Shanghai” is the first fruit of a $285 million Weinstein Co. fund announced in August 2007, which planned to produce two dozen films over six years.

The film screens Friday in Hong Kong and at the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13.

SHANGHAI

SYNOPSIS
The story of an American spy who arrives in Shanghai during the winter of 1941 to discover his friend has been killed. Driven to investigate the murder, he is drawn into an ever increasing web of mystery, conspiracy and deceit.

CAST
John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat

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Venom

Venom 2 is slated to arrive in theaters on October 2, 2020.   Now filming

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Michelle Williams is returning for “Venom 2”

While it’s not been officially confirmed yet, it seems fairly likely that the Venom sequel will be released on October 2nd 2020.

Sony has bookmarked that slot for an “untitled Sony/Marvel sequel,” and given that the first film came out in October to great success there’s no reason to suspect the studio would try and fix something that already worked.

[August 28 2019]

Given the blockbuster success of “Venom” with $856 million worldwide, it stands that Hardy and Williams will earn bigger paychecks for returning in the sequel. Robert Richardson, the three-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who is coming off of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has signed on to shoot Venom 2.

Andy Serkis was tapped last week to helm the sequel to Sony’s 2018 hit, and the move now reunites him with the director of photography of his directorial debut, the 2017 drama Breathe. Richardson’s boarding also shows how fast the studio is moving on the project. Sony hopes to shoot the follow-up to “Venom” in the fall. “Venom 2” is likely to be released in October 2020.

After the Wedding https://wp.me/pEe9-1Q

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $1,526,944
Domestic Summary

Widest Release: 428 theaters
In Release: 42 days / 6 weeks

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $1,003,349
Domestic Summary

In Release: 25 days / 3.6 weeks

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $348,647
Domestic Summary
Opening Weekend: $50,264

Widest Release: 81 theaters
In Release: 17 days / 2.4 weeks

After the Wedding (2019)
Stars: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $159,378
Domestic Summary
Opening Weekend: $50,264
(#38 rank, 5 theaters, $10,053 average)
% of Total Gross: 31.5%
Widest Release: 26 theaters
In Release: 10 days / 1.4 weeks
47%
TOMATOMETER

[October 23 2019]

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Michelle Williams, Eddie’s love interest and attorney, Anne Weying, who becomes She-Venom in the comics

Off a phenomenal China performance, Sony’s Venom continued to course this frame and has now crossed $800M worldwide. At $822.5M, it is the 2nd highest grossing superhero origin movie ever globally, behind Black Panther. Of $610.8M at the international box office, $242.9M is from the Middle Kingdom.
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $211,807,482 25.7%
+ Foreign: $611,228,468 74.3%
= Worldwide: $823,035,950

as of Nov. 27, 2018:

[ October 23   ]

In China, “Venom” scored $87.2 million, a drop of just 14% from its opening weekend. Its 10-day cumulative score is $187 million. “Venom” carried the global box office this weekend, thanks to its massive $111 million debut in China.

That ranks as the second biggest opening ever for a superhero film in that territory, behind just “Avengers: Infinity War.” Its performance in the Middle Kingdom powered “Venom” to $673.5 million worldwide, including $467 million internationally. Though its impressive run in the U.S. is largely coming to a close, audience reaction overseas could propel the antihero film past $700 million globally.

[ October 23 2018 ]
Venom is still a record holder after Halloween gave the symbiote a bit of a fright this weekend. Halloween enjoyed an impressive $76.2M opening weekend but fell short of the October record Venom set a couple weeks ago with $80.3M. To date, Venom has earned $171.1M domestic and $461.8M worldwide.

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With the mid-budget Hollywood programmer mostly dead, a supporting role in a comic book flick is the best shot at a major studio payday for most working actors. – Scott Mendelson, Forbes

Venom dropped just 55% in its second weekend.   Venom held on even better than expected, delivering a second weekend at #1.

[October 9 2018]

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“buddy flick/romcom vibe” Scott Mendelson

With an estimated $80 million, Sony’s release of Venom into 4,250 locations not only topped the weekend box office, but it topped the previous October opening weekend record of $55.7 million set by Gravity in 2013 by over $20 million. It’s benefiting from being the shiny new superhero movie in a while. While Sony contends that the production cost was net $100M before P&A, it’s said to be around $116M with Georgia tax credits. Either way, it’s still cheap enough. If Venom had launched to $150M-plus globally –that’s even if the film had broken down stateside with a $55M-$60M opening–Venom would have still been safe. Internationally, Venom delivered $125.2 million from 58 markets for a record October global opening over $205 million. We’re told that a $450M global take ultimately gets Venom to break-even during its theatrical release. China’s Tencent is reportedly covering around a third of the production cost, however, a China release for Venom has yet to be announced. “If Venom is a big hit, maybe it’ll make it easier for a filmmaker like Kelly Reichardt to get her movie made. “

[October 3 2018]

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Anne, who is played by Michelle Williams with no distinguishing characteristics apart from her short tartan skirt and long blonde wig.

Several months after she secretly married indie musician Phil Elverum, Michelle Williams, 38, is finally showing off her wedding ring to the world.

[January 22 2011]

Michelle Williams, Golden Globes

Michelle Williams, Golden Globes

In order to be nominated, a film or actor doesn’t need to be considered “good” by everybody, but instead “the best” by a few: academy members are essentially voting for one movie; each member’s ballot is counted towards one film, their number one vote. If that film receives the fewest amount of number one votes, then it’s the second pick that counts, and so on down the ballot so that the ballot is attributed to exactly one movie or performance.

This year, Blue Valentine and Michelle Williams could benefit from this rule. The film itself hasn’t had a huge box-office take, but those who have seen it are rapturous in their praise, particularly for the gutting performances by Gosling and Williams.
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For the fifth spot? Ms. Bening’s co-star Julianne Moore? Michelle Williams for “Blue Valentine”? Lesley Manville for Mike Leigh’s “Another Year”? Fourteen-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, a long shot for “True Grit”?
I’d say Williams is in by virtue of her campaign presence and Weinstein’s wiles;
Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine (it just got bluer) Falling off the list somehow
Williams being in a tough-to-watch indie …each of them seems equally vulnerable–
I’m thinking that Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) have Oscar nominations in their future.

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Woody Allen and Amazon have come to an agreement to finish a lawsuit that challenged Amazon’s early termination of the filmmaker’s deal. The dismissal occurs after the European opening of Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York — one of the films that was to have been covered by the Amazon agreement. A Rainy Day in New York is earning notably less overseas than many of Allen’s other films, although his last outing, Wonder Wheel, topped out at $13.7 million internationally.

[August 30 2019 Dylan Farrow charges shelve Woody film ]
Woody Allen’s latest movie, “A Rainy Day in New York,” has been shelved by Amazon and may never be released. The movie — starring Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Jude Law and Elle Fanning — wrapped filming last fall, before the #MeToo movement refocused attention on the allegations of sexual abuse Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has made against him.

[June 6 2015 Harvey Weinstein: couldn’t be more thrilled at Tonys ]

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Harvey Weinstein, shut out of the Tony nominations with Finding Nerverland awarded June 7 hosted a private cocktail party at the Lotos Club for “New York influentials.” Weinstein and his gorgeous designer wife greeted a handful of guests inside the book-lined second-floor library of the exclusive Upper East Side mansion, which operates a members-only club. The drinks do was at the request of Moscow-born 35-year-old businessman Evgeny Lebedev – The Lebedev tycoons, former KGB agent Alexander, age 55, and his socialite son Evgeny, own The Evening Standard and The Independent in the U.K.
“With 27 nominations today for Fun Home, The Elephant Man, The Audience and Wolf Hall, shows that we either co-invested or co-produced, we couldn’t be more thrilled.” The prolific producer was a frequent punchline throughout the 2015 Tony Awards,

[June 2 the Astaire Award for Dance]

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Harvey Weinstein received the Astaire Award last night. “Finding Neverland” choreographer Mia Michaels presented it to him and called Weinstein her “bad ass big brother.” Weinstein pointed out that “Neverland” got no Tony nominations (ridiculous, in my opinion) but continues to make over $1 million a week. He said, of Michaels, “We need new voices on Broadway.” He added: “We need guys like me on Broadway.” There was a lot of applause.

[April 11 no action on the available evidence]

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Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance has said it won’t pursue legal action after the model, 22-year-old Ambra Battilana, accused Weinstein of groping her and putting a hand under her skirt in a meeting at his downtown Manhattan office two weeks ago.“This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our Sex Crimes Unit,” said Joan Vollero, a spokeswoman at Vance’s office. She added: “After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.” the common knowledge
[March 31 Silvio Berlusconi and Harvey Weinstein both touched up by same young woman]

Michelle Williams and Georgina Chapman: Georgina is married to Harvey Weinstein who have two children – four-year-old daughter India and almost-two-year-old son Dashiell .

Michelle Williams and Georgina Chapman: Georgina is married to Harvey Weinstein who have two children – four-year-old daughter India and almost-two-year-old son Dashiell .

Harvey Weinstein, 63, was questioned by the NYPD over the alleged fondling of Italian Ambra Battilana.
During cross-examining at the trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi , it was revealed that Ambra Battilana,sued a 70-year old businessman for sexual assault. The man admitted to a relationship but considered it consensual, counter-claiming that he instead paid her handsomely with jewels, a car and when she was a contestant in the Miss Italy pageant. The unnamed man, referred to as Mr. G. in the Italian press, told Il Giornale, owned by Berlusconi’s family, that he suspected Battilana had become a “jolly” for the prosecutor, effectively accusing her of turning states evidence to avoid charges. She denied those claims.
Weinstein’s meeting, arranged by email exchange, was at the offices of the Weinstein Company in Tribeca, at 6pm on March 27. Weinstein met her March 26 at his New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
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[July 20 2010 Bob and Harvey Weinstein restructure debt]

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The Weinstein Co. has struck a deal to restructure its debt. The settlement calls for the New York studio, run by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, to turn over about 200 titles from its catalog to Goldman Sachs and insurance company Assured Guarantee, which were owed $450 million as part of a $1.2-billion financing package the investment bank arranged for Weinstein Co. when it launched in 2005, The movies handed over by Weinstein Co., which include the 2007 remake of “Halloween,” and the 2008 Woody Allen comedy “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” are estimated to be worth at least $233 million in future revenue.Under the settlement, insurance company Ambac, which insured $500 million of Weinstein Co.’s debt, will pay $115 million to Goldman Sachs and Assured. The deal wipes out the studio’s debt and gives it the opportunity to continue producing and releasing movies.