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‘Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard Exits APA Over Sexual Assault Allegations Against His Agent

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After two men came forward alleging that APA agent Tyler Grasham had sexually assaulted them, Stranger ThingsFinn Wolfhard decided to leave the agency and his agent. This comes after APA said it had launched an internal investigation in Grasham who had been repping Wolfhard. A source close to Wolfhard told Deadline the reason the young actor left was because of those allegations. APA told Deadline: "APA takes these allegations extremely seriously and is investigating… Read

Business

Univision Amps Up Criticism Of Verizon In Carriage Dispute, Cites Support From Congress & Hispanic Media Group

Univision is ratcheting up its criticism of Verizon for deciding to “withhold Univision news, information and services from their Hispanic subscribers” by dropping the network’s signal from its FiOS service in a carriage dispute. On Wednesday, the U.S. Hispanic TV network said Verizon had dropped it “entirely without warning.” Verizon responded in a statement contending that Univision had not come forward with an offer it considered reasonable. Later, Verizon provided… Read

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Rob Reiner, Woody Harrelson & Lawrence O’Donnell Talk ‘LBJ’ In The Trump Era

Rob Reiner’s film LBJ, with Woody Harrelson in the title role, was unveiled at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, but will be in theaters November 3. Those dates provide viewers a twist of the kaleidoscope, from pre-election to the end of Donald Trump’s first year in office. Any political movie is bound to provoke comparisons, but the ones between Johnson, the master deal-maker of his turbulent time, and Trump, the “artist” of the deal in his time, should prove rich… Read

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Channing Tatum Pulls ‘Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock’ Film Project From The Weinstein Co.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum is dissolving his relationship with the Weinstein Company. Amid the wave of accusations of sexual harassment pinned to Harvey Weinstein and recently his brother and TWC co-founder Bob Weinstein, the actor and producer took to social media to announce that he has pulled his project, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock — a story dealing with the issue of sexual abuse — from TWC and will not work with the company on any future endeavors. “Our lone project in… Read

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Peter Thiel-Backed Legal Startup Offers $100,000 To Women With Weinstein Claims

Peter Thiel-backed startup Legalist is offering a $100,000 “bounty” to anyone who comes forward with legal claims against Harvey Weinstein. The company is extending the financial assistance any woman with what it deems a “valid sexual harassment claim” against the disgraced mogul, who has faced waves of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse spanning three decades. The latest Thiel-Weinstein news comes on the heels of Charles Harder’s exit as Harvey Weinstein’s… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Resigns From TWC Board As Termination Ratified In Meeting

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EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company today as his brother Bob Weinstein and the other board members voted to ratify the October 8 termination of the company co-founder. Deadline has learned also that talks are ongoing in finding a resolution to the now ex-co-chair’s standing with the company, of which he owns 23%. This comes four days after Bob Weinstein said the company wasn’t for sale and it’s business as usual at TWC, and a… Read

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Review: ‘The Siege’ From Palestinian Freedom Theatre; Also, Betty Buckley’s Master Class

Jack Skirball was a Reform Jewish rabbi from Cleveland who moved to Los Angeles, where he became a real estate developer and film producer best known for his relationship with Alfred Hitchcock: Skirball was associate producer of Saboteur in 1942 and producer, a year later under his own banner, of Shadow of a Doubt. Skirball also was a philanthropist with a keen interest in cross-cultural exchange. Among his most prominent legacies are the cultural centers named for him in… Read

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Harvey Weinstein: Woody Allen On “Tragic Situation”; Clarifies Initial “Sad” Statement — Updated

UPDATED 9 PM October 15: In Woody Allen’s initial comments about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the director told the BBC that the situation was “sad.” He has since clarified his statement. “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” Allen said in a statement to Variety. "I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings." EARLIER… Read

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Rose McGowan’s Twitter Account Unlocked; Temporary Block Was Over Phone Number

UPDATE: Twitter has clarified that Rose McGowan’s account was temporarily locked because one of her tweets included a private phone number. In a statement this morning, the social media platform says the offending message has been removed and that the company promises to “be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.” Late Wednesday, McGowan, a vocal online presence in the wake of the revelations of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein… Read

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Cannes Film Festival Condemns Harvey Weinstein’s “Unpardonable Behavior”

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Harvey Weinstein has been a fixture at the Cannes Film Festival for decades and has seen films he's been involved with including Pulp Fiction, The Artist and Fahrenheit 9/11 take major prizes. Today, amid the swirling allegations against him, the Riviera festival reacted with a strongly worded statement, signed by chiefs Pierre Lescure and Thierry Fremaux, which was provided to Deadline: “It is with consternation that we have discovered the harassment and sexual violence… Read

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Harvey Weinstein: UK Politicians Urge Removal Of Honorary CBE

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Amid the sexual assault and harassment allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the embattled producer this morning saw his BAFTA membership suspended. Now, he could lose another British distinction: the honorary CBE he received in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to the UK film industry. A group of senior British Labour MPs has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to strip Weinstein of the Commander of the British Empire. The letter describes the… Read

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BAFTA Suspends Harvey Weinstein’s Membership

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has suspended Harvey Weinstein’s membership “in light of recent very serious allegations,” the org said today. BAFTA has informed the embattled producer that the suspension is effective immediately. Weinstein has long been a fixture on the BAFTA circuit, hosting a Friday night dinner before the film awards and turning up at the nominees party as well as hosting a post-ceremony party. Here is BAFTA’s statement: “Whilst BAFTA… Read