Within the aftermath of the allegations made towards Harvey Weinstein over the previous couple of weeks, many questions are coming to gentle. Most of them should do with how Hollywood offers with allegations of badual harbadment and rape and if nothing else, this does appear to be a second the place extra ladies and (to a far lesser extent) males really feel safe in making their experiences with such traumatic private occasions public. That’s and will stay the primary matter of dialog as these allegations proceed to return out however there’s additionally the matter of how this may change the connection between The Weinstein Firm and the abilities that it has fostered.
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This brings us to the matter introduced up this week at The Wrap, particularly that of Quentin Tarantino, his relationship to Weinstein, and the way forward for his Charles Manson script. Tarantino made a public and convincingly honest apology about not performing on crystal clear warning indicators and has since severed ties with Weinstein. That is particularly placing in that Tarantino was the primary draw of The Weinstein Firm and, earlier than that, Miramax. TWC has put out plenty of masterpieces not directed by Tarantino, together with The Butler, The Grasp, Carol, The Grandmaster, Fruitvale Station, and The Immigrant, however Tarantino and clbady Oscar bait like The King’s Speech is what has stored that place working.
For Tarantino, this implies he’s looking for a brand new house the place he doesn’t have the legacy and sway he had at TWC, however that doesn’t appear to be humbling him a lot. In accordance with The Wrap, Tarantino has been basically summoning studio executives to his agent’s workplace to learn copies of his Manson script, which is already one of the anticipated and promising initiatives at the moment on the board. After studying the script, every studio — Warner Bros., Common, and Paramount, most prominently — is welcome to make a bid for the theatrical proper earlier than a second spherical of bids pitched to Tarantino himself.
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That is an odd technique to be going about such a course of however you’ll be able to’t precisely blame Tarantino. His early scripts and even unfinished screenplays are traded on the web obsessively, and he needed to change a lot of The Hateful Eight within the aftermath of an early draft being leaked on-line. He’s being cautious about his initiatives now and one can solely hope that his sensitivity continues to increase past how he sells his films to incorporate who he makes his films with sooner or later.