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#canceleverything = adios tech conferences. Now what?
"Nearly every tech conference or trade show over? The next? Few months has been cancelled postponed or gone virtual only on Wednesday the massive video game trade show e three was cancelled that was scheduled for June. The National Association of Broadcasters canceled its April meeting in Las Vegas and that follows south by Southwest Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and facebook and Google developer conferences. The Tech Industry Love High Profile Product announcements and big flashy trade shows. So much so that some believe this could be a chance to scale back. Connie Guglielmo is editor in chief for C. Net. She told me that small companies though still need big trade shows facebook Microsoft Google Apple. I mean they can drive attendance to whatever event they want hold. They can put on a party and everyone will come. Those events are more into maybe some of the smaller companies are the up and comers because you know you might WanNa plan to invent an invite a lot of people. But if you're not well known you know. Getting the attention is very difficult. So now they lose a platform if the trend continues to move away from these big shows that they have relied and counted on to try to get the attention of reporters and analysts and even investors. But do you think you know? Let's take the case of something like South by southwest conference. Is the business. Have some of these events just gotten too big when you're faced with a situation as we are now you have to come up with alternate solutions but I also think this is an opportunity when tech can step in and shine so if you can figure out how to re map those events and make them more accessible to more people you could have perhaps and even more interesting or compelling event? This is the time to show some creativity and I think tack affords us the means to do that especially with a live streaming and webcasting. You know technology I agree I mean. Could this also be a good time to reevaluate the relationship between journalists and these companies? You know you might get an from facebook and then you come down and you spend an entire day and you get a bunch of free food and presents. That could go away right right. I don't think anyone else needs a facebook. Bagger look we live in a world of information overload and so what are people looking for it? They're looking for more meaningful content. That they feel that they can invest the time in and get something meaningful back. The the conferences as you say have evolved over time. I mean I think my very first conference was a comdex in Atlanta. And that's the first time I ever came across. People dressed up as showgirls showing off hard drives. I mean it's kind of ridiculous when you think about it. We've had that model as the basis for these conferences for years and years. So if this does a reset that's all for the good. Yeah I mean. Is there a sense you know? Certainly these companies spend huge amounts of their comparatively tiny marketing and travel budgets to go to events like this. Do you know of any alternatives for them so again with mobile world. Congress being cancelled in Barcelona just a month ago. We see that would have sent a typical crew of anywhere from five to ten people to cover that show. We're hearing from those companies individually. It's now harder work for them to get her attention and to really stand out It's one if you come across something and see it. And it peaks your curiosity you know as a tech reporters holding something in your hand is always more interesting than reading a paragraph an email about it and trying to visualize how can make a difference and so we are hearing a lot more people Via you know traditional email or social media networks trying to get our attention but it is not the same as actually seeing something. I think more people might go to video and start doing their own video press releases and many product demos to try to get the attention of their constituents whether that's reporters are investors or customers just because they don't have that platform or are not going to be able to have that plot platform it doesn't look like for the foreseeable feature. Yeah and you almost wonder you know for some of these big companies. They'll say we realized the ES might be a bit of Zombie. Conference or maybe. It doesn't need to happen but they're obviously is still value in connecting face to face right or maybe the chance to become a breakout star absolutely absolutely. I mean I remember going to siggraph which is a computer graphics. Show in the very you know at the very early started the personal computer industry which kind of dates me but this was in the late eighties and early nineties. That's the first place that I heard of John. Lasseter and his little three D technology called render man which was powering. Pixar which was then bought by Steve Jobs and has gone on to create some of the most compelling animated films in the history of animation and so those conferences especially if they're you know if their niche in a way that allows all of the experts in that area to come together. I talked about cigarettes as graphics or I say is Cybersecurity Defcon black cat. Which happens over the summer in Las Vegas is all about cybersecurity and hacking those shows serve a purpose in bringing those communities together and you can do some of that online but it definitely has a different tenor and flavor. If you can't get those thought leaders in the together because as you know when you're talking to someone you know serendipity happens and you might have an ideal or you can make a connection. Oh look there's someone so across the room. Let me introduce you to them. And so that kind of you know. Just off the cuff again. I call it serendipity how you do that if you don't have people in that physical space. I mean that's something. I think that a lot of times people are trying to figure out right now. Connie Guglielmo is editor in chief at C net what other conference that was canceled week because of Corona virus the council on Foreign Relations Roundtable to discuss corona virus
Predicting the 2020 Oscars The Big Picture
"The time has come to predict the Ninety First Academy Awards. Amanda how are you feeling about this. I feel terrible as always I just. It's being wrong in public. It's my number one least least favorite thing. It's even worse than being wrong in private. We will closely tally. All of your failures on Oscar night. Because I'll be tweeting at you directly every time you get a choice wrong and then we'll also be rehashing. Those wrong choices here on the big picture live immediately. After the telecast which. I'm really excited about on Sunday night but before that we do you have to We have to pay it to the prediction. Gods and we're GonNa go through all twenty four categories here. Yes we are now. I'd like to preface that by saying as I worm my way through the back nine of illness. My voice may go at any moment here. In which case you're GONNA have to really carry the load cliff booth style okay. I was going to say that. That's just a good summation of Oscar season and at some point to talk myself out and officer does flailing filing in the dark possibly in silence. We're we're we're just trying to get to the finish line. I am hopeful that this will not be an immensely boring. podcast about predicting the Oscars because the Oscars may be boring. I will say this is by far far the easiest year in the history of my life predicting these awards okay. You know what. It's nice that you have confidence does not this and in life. Yes it is now that means okay. That means I couldn't logically see making any other choice that doesn't mean I feel that I am right okay about I guess I feel feel the same way. There were more categories that I could kind of fill in but I there are still so many to get wrong. It's just an opportunity to get things wrong. I can't had over emphasized how much I hate that. Feeling when you would finish an exam in ninth grade at the end of it when you and your classmates your little amend etes would would gather route and chat at the at the cafeteria table would you say. Would you be the person who would say. Oh my God I failed so bad. I didn't know anything. I failed. No okay okay no because I find that obnoxious and also because I had to have like my personal confidence that I was still going to defeat all of them. Were you sitting alone like a sociopath at the cafeteria table. No okay. I had some friends but I don't know we just talked about cross country or something. Well that sounds riveting okay. Let's go back to the Academy Awards. which which is the reason for this podcast? We're GONNA start at the beginning and at the place that we sort of blasphemed earlier on the show which is with shorts. I thought we were respectful. I I want people to go back. And listen and hear what we were saying which is not that they should be cut from the show and not that shorts aren't deserving but it is a different French exercise and I just think the it was interesting to try to get into the mind of what these winners would be because I think you're evaluating on different terms because it's a different type of film so let's just make a separate thing for the shorts and let everybody have their moment philosophically I agree. It's one of the few things about the sort of workaday nature of the Oscars that you and I ultimately agree on. There are three different categories for the shorts. There is best documentary short subject. Best Live Action Short film and Best Animated. We'll start with best documentary short subject. A very few people have seen these movies. I've seen some of them. I'm not going to pretend like I've seen all fifteen. Nominees Germany's shorts category. I just haven't I haven't had the time and I'm a bad person. I have had her but I have seen some of them I've seen some of them as well feel solid about. My choices will run through the the nominees for this first category in the absence by using John and Gary Byung Cam learning to skateboard in a war zone by Carol dicing her life overtakes me by Christine Samuelson. And John. Hatice Saint Louis Superman by Sri Mantra and sign ECON and walk run cha-cha by Lord. I think the overwhelming favorite favored in categories learning to skateboard in a war zone. As my pick that is awesome attack we can move on directly from there. Okay well I just don't think we should really make an attempt to talk about the quality control of these categories stories because we're just not the experts if you expertise are actually a ton of great pieces. I was reading some stuff on wire this week. About which of these shorts are serving which are not. There's a lot of great writing about the shorts. We respect the filmmakers acres. who made the shorts? It's not Medi Best Live Action Short Film Brotherhood by Mariam. Jabbour Nafta football club by the neighbors burs wooden window by Marshall Curry Saria by Bryan Buckley or sister by Delfin Gerard. I'm going with the neighbors Wendo. I want with Brotherhood. Okay that is the that's the oddsmakers favorite Brotherhood is. Yes yes so do you. Is there a reason why you you may may change. Because the neighbor's window is is the oddsmakers like upset favorite. What is that called? When it's the there's a favorite and then the underdog I guess so spoiler well in a group of five I was wondering anyway? It's number two and I think it's been in the conversation it's and it is accessible and and I just really do feel like especially people who are voting on these are sometimes just clicking through and being like oh I guess like this one I like to football club too and I feel like that has a chance I wouldn't wouldn't rule that out yet We'll have to wait and see. The oddsmakers are usually right in the shorts categories but it can't be guaranteed because these are highly unpredictable predictable because unlike a lot of the other words. We'll talk about here. There are not a lot of guild awards that predict these words. This is really the only three categories in which we have no no data to present ahead of what you know sort of what is leading the race. What is leading the charge? So we're flying blind quite a bit. which part of the reason why we're not gonNA spend too much time analyzing final category Gorriak shorts animated short To Sarah by Doria Kusturica hair. Love Matthew. Cherry Kit Bowl by Rosanna Sullivan memorable memorable by Bruno. Colette sister by CK Song Hair. Love is far and away. The favourite yes in this category. Matthew Cherry is very active twitter user. A lot of people know oh him used to work for Jordan Peele and monkey productions is a very short. I will be surprised this one out of all three. I would be the most surprised if it didn't win. I also picked love and it made me cry and under four minutes very effective I two can respond to animated films. Wow Yeah Erica. An incredible transition to our next category best animated animated feature the nominees are how to train your dragon the hidden world. I lost my body clause missing link and toy story for what did you go with. This was a last minute change and I. I don't know whether I should admit this. And the podcast bobby. Cut this if I'm breaking a Balazs but I haven't been advising a close best friend of mine on possible bets possible upsets and close friend. Yeah no it's it's a friend. The you know a friend who listens to the podcast and identified this category. I did go toy story for because I'm trying not to over. Think things but it does seem like it seems like there could be several no spoilers. Actually there's a lot of arrows pointing at clause right now. Yeah clause just won a BAFTA clause one Annie Award Clauses clearly admired tired. Mommy animating filmmaking community I don't WanNa Toy Story. Movies went to movies. Come out. That was kind of my reasoning toy story. Three was nominated for best picture which feels like a thousand years ago but this is truly one of the most storied movie franchises ever. This sounds like a silly thing to say about a toy story movie but it is a fact there have and four films are hugely successful. The characters are beloved ingrained in popular culture. And I genuinely think toy story. Four is very very very good animated film and might might mark the end of a certain period of Pixar because not just the machinations that have happened over the years with Disney but obviously all of the sort of incredibly fraught stuff. That's happened with John. LASSETER over the years in the development stage for these movies. It's just if you look at the Pixar movies that are coming There are a lot of new properties and there are a lot of new voices that are getting to make those movies toy story. Four is old school tried and true early. Two Thousand Steve Jobs Era Pixar. That's where it comes from and and I think they're going to recognize that we could be wrong. We're GONNA find out we're both going to a story for best documentary feature the nominees. Are American factory. The Cave you've the edge of democracy foursome and honey land. What did you choose? I chose American factory as that. I'm not feeling confident. I'm not either but I wanted to die on this hill because I love this film. We gave this film best picture we really did Alternate Oscars about that this morning and I was so happy. What a lovely little title space? That was where we just got to talk about the things we liked terrifically. Well made movie. I think All of the movies in this category are are well-made. I shouldn't be surprised by how overwhelmingly serious every film is in this category every year and how issues oriented a lot of these films are it's been interesting to see. I thought when the nominations were announced honeywood play spoiler spoiler the fact that it has representation in this category and also in the next category. We're GONNA talk about. It's just unusual. That's never happened before. And so that shows a lot of support for that movie. I thought that would play spoiler over the last couple of months. Foam seems to be gaining steam for some just one at the Baptist over the weekend. We'll have to wait and see my my choices also American factory. This is part of what I mean here about saying. This was an easy choice to make because it seems like a logical choice. It's an American story. Also International Scott Got Barack Obama's thumbprint on it which I think is key weirdly meaningful. You know we. We never talked about Kobe. Bryant's passing on the show and I don't think there's a ton of reason to but obviously. Kobe was an Oscar winner. And you know some people love his film but it was a lot easier to understand his film in the purposes of his film that won best animated short. I think it's called your basketball because this was connected to Kobe. Bryant and I think people will actually look at American factory and think of Barack Obama and correlate in the same way like that is how this business works in many ways. So I'm going American factory if you told me Any of these films were GonNa win. I genuinely would not be suppressed. Don't don't bet on this category advice this category also just the nominations itself were a bit of surprise is because Apollo eleven which had been so dominant at so many awards coming up to the nominations is not included. One Nation was also in the mix and is not included so it could go a lot of different ways and I guess my strategy throughout is has been to play it safe to go with the most obvious choice and that's important because it's been like a pretty obvious yes award season thus far but we could easily be wrong. The Oscars always has a couple of surprises as it always does now. I would prefer if those surprises happened in some of the later categories and then some of the earlier categories for the sake of national entry but in all likelihood this year they're going to come in categories like this let's go to best international feature a category will not have any surprises whatsoever. The five nominees are Corpus. Christi Honey Land Les Miserables Painting Glory Parasite Yes parasite will win this award. Award parasite is a winner. This is the not the last time. We'll talk about parasite on this podcast. We can continue to go forward great visual effects. This is the category that I like to call. Sean doesn't know anything I think I get this wrong every year. That's because you always pick marvel movies and they've never WANNA love moral. Yeah congratulations not not Without some questioning questions some of their choices and frankly their visual effects are sometimes not. I've never good
Disney Appears To Quietly Delete Sexual Harassment Scene From 'Toy Story 2' Bloopers
"About John Lasseter John Lasseter head of Disney animation and Pixar yeah big guy over a Disney will he was ousted because because of the casting couch and just being a general creep sexual harassment I don't necessarily know if you've cast to cut casting couching people yeah I want to make that into a but he was nasty okay so go this is the scene that was cut it's a scene that features the character thank you Peter who's making a sexually suggestive comment to appear Barbie dolls before realizing he's on camera and then he awkwardly ends the conversation and and what he says is something along the lines of like you know I echo it is so you two are absolutely identical he says to the two Barbies and then he strokes the hand of one of the Barbies and says you know I'm sure I could get you a pardon showed her toy story three and they have access to that scene entirely now yeah yeah is that interesting all I know see and I didn't the funny thing is a reading of I've seen those movies a hundred million times I had no recollection of that scene whatsoever I can see it in my brain but watching it I probably was like her so the money yeah yeah Barbies you know trusting man I know wow
"john. lasseter" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Hey, there and a summer blockbuster to start Toy Story or we're going on road trip. Forty is the most important point of Bonnie. Rait noon, we all have to make sure nothing happens to. The solid navy Celli and then next. Ladder loss. Terrify. We need to get four key back to bond who's going to help me. Let's do this. Let's go save a Deutsche story for John. You know, I love the other three and they're so well done. You have to assume this is going to be a mega hit. Yeah. You know, we fought Toy Story three was going to be the last of this legend series. But the Disney people got together. John Lasseter, and the people that Pixar. Never going to do another film, like this unless we can assure everybody that just is good. If not better than the her story, and I'm telling you, Larry, they pulled it off. We're talking about Toy Story, four starring Tom Hanks's. Forty has buzz later. Even gives you. Kiana. Reuss. He's a special character in what would they been able to do here? Larry's when you she in. Forget this, but would you go see a Pixar film? It's done so brilliantly, so colorfully. It's really a great film to watch in these stories appeal to every age group of child as well as the parents, who they jokes. They're kind of go over the kids heads, but they, they hit the adults we get a little chuckle. It's a great movie, and it's going to do very well. And I love the fact that this as we've talked before one of those kid movies that the adults enjoy. It's running on two levels in pay. Yeah. You know what else we're kinda funny for the adults here? Don Rickles, is is the voice of Mr. potato head Rickles attack way in two thousand seventeen we really enjoy doing this movie. So he contacted Pixar is. And they said, hey, is there any way that you can put his performance together, based on past reporters for this movie and based on the last three rupees plus voice work that he did for the actual Disney amusement park able to put together his whole performance? On past performances. That's really cool. I loved on Rickles humor, so toys story, four four thousand five hundred theaters. Next up child's.
'Toy Story 4' is a Masterpiece. Is It in Pixar's Top 5?
"You. I'm Shawn fantasy editor in chief of the ringer. And this is the big Pixar podcast. They conversation show about Toy Story, four and all sorts of childish things. I'm joined today by apparent at the ringer rob heart villa. Hello rub. Hello. How's it going? It's going very well. And I appreciate you being here. You know, some of my frequent co host on the show among them, amended Dobbins, and Chris Ryan are, just straight up assholes about animated movies, and I noticed that I need to have people on to talk about important animated films. And I think even before you were a parent, you would have been a thoughtful and sophisticated guest for this episode, but you are a father and so you are happenings moves to Pixar in, in deep way in recent years. Is that fair to say that's very fair to say very complicated relationship with these movies at this point? But yes, yes, so we'll talk about that a bit on this show. I think we'll start the show though by talking about the new Pixar movie, which is, of course, Toy Story four, I think, when Pixar I started about twenty or so years ago, I never would have guessed that. That there would have been a fourth installment of any of these movies, in fact when they started. They seemed like a new version of a kind of storytelling that didn't necessitate sequels if you look on the ring dot com right now you can read a really interesting column by miles Surrey about the state of Pixar and their decision to make a series of sequels over the last ten years, and what that means for their, their brand, and what it means for their business and what it means for their creativity. And in some ways, I think it's been really threatened over the last few years, you know, we were just talking before we started recording about the infamous cars, three, which I would say is not one of the more legendary. In the Pixar verse. But Toy Story four, I thought was quite wonderful. And I thought it hearkens back to what makes a lot of these films. Great and also push them forward a little bit, rob. How did you receive toys story for what did you make in the movie, I saw last night with my sons who are eight and five and sort of Iraq is sort of preview screening. And I my kids laughed more laughed, louder just more obnoxiously than at any movie. I think that I've ever taken them to know. So I by by that measure, I mean it was a huge success. And I thought it was wonderful, and I thought it push things forward, but also sort of hold back on that sort of classic Pixar idea that like the kids are delighted, and the parents are total emotional wrecks. You know what I'm saying? Like I it's sort of an impressive mass magic trick that these movies can do. And I think especially of inside out, you know, which was, my, I think I've written about this on the side a couple times now. But like my son walk. Out of inside out. He was five at the time and he thought anger was funny, and I was just crying mess, you know, because I just watched I just watch goofball island, which is like the visual manifestation of like a joyful kid becoming a sullen teenager, like depicted, on, like a giant theater screen, and it was just the most crushing experience like the way those movies these movies are designed to work on those two levels, and they sort of drive, the parents to the toy store, but also to therapy, like, I, I feel like this one was sort of uncomplicated, Katie just funny and delightful and I had it seriousness and had like themes that parents, especially it would pick up on. But like it wasn't working that dichotomy where it was sort of, like designed to upset me personally, you know what I'm saying? Like I feel like they can play with that a little bit. But they don't have to hammer at it all the time in every movie that they put out, you know, I could just enjoy my kids, enjoying this one, a lot more than I feel like the last. Several Pixar movies. Yeah. I agree with that. I do think though, there is this entire school of almost academic sought around Pixar movies. And if you want to, if you want to experience Toy Story four as an exegesis on creationism and identity and a cartesian analysis of society, you probably could do that. I absolutely. Yeah. And I think that is that, that whole divide is fascinating to me the way that you've underlying basically the pure kid enjoyment of something, and the way that adults are entertained, and even moved by some of their films. I feel like can you give me a little bit of a sense of as a parent? What it's like to see a lot of movies like this, not just Pixar movies, but animated movies or what's on TV or what streaming for your kids and what the balance is between this is secretly for parents. And this is actually just dumb entertainment for kids, so that they don't like break things in the kitchen. Yeah. I mean, I feel like I've seen every type of movie along that spectrum, you know, and I haven't hated any. Movie that I think I've taken my kids to even like down to, like rock dog or whatever, you know, like I it's the LEGO movies are trying to be adult and trying to be knowing and it feels like they are specifically pitched for the adults in a way that, like a lot of the jokes are going right over the kids heads, like I don't dislike those movies, but I think that the LEGO movies are a little too cute about that. You know, I've seen plenty of things like, you know, the emoji movie or the trolls movie or whatever. Which are, you know, have theoretically adult jokes, but aren't trying to work that duality certainly the way that Pixar movies. Are you think about four key who like the new protagonist are like the new cool character here in Toy Story, four four key spends the movie like having an identity crisis like ease? He's a new toy but he thinks he's trash. And like he wants to be trash like he's literally, a spark with pipe cleaner arms, and he spends the whole first thirty minutes of the movie is going trash trash. And like I think that's really profound. And my son just really loves the way that four key keep saying, trash trash, like he did it. My son did it all the way home whole drive home like. And it's that's a cool. Little thing, that's you know, the different levels, and you can appreciate it on without it having to be this comedy versus tragedy divide. You know, it's sort of typifies, you know, again, like inside out, or even like the last toys story movie, Toy Story, three ends, of course, with, like, the scene, where they're all heading down into the incinerator, and they all sort of somberly, join hands and they're sort of resigned to the fact that they're all gonna die like all these little toys, and it's you know, I'm sort of a crying rack, and like my sons are sort of mildly disturbed, but they figure everything is going to be okay. And it is, but, like there's a moment of like pure pesos on that level in this movie, and I was, frankly, kind of relieves like the idea that I have to walk into every Pixar movie like braced dad, this huge sort of existential breakdown, you know, as my kids, just enjoy themselves like at felt like we pulled back on that. A little bit. And I was grateful for that. I agree with you. It's it did feel bit like an episodic adventure, which wasn't a bad Yang. I think sometimes you can get a movie like that, where the stakes have been lowered from the previous film, and you're like, well nigh. You're just wasting my time. But inevitably when it's a movie about anthropomorphized toys, somehow, it's nice to just have something that is a little bit more fun. I mean you mentioned Toy Story three which, you know, sort of ends with that transition from Andy to Bonnie, and then inevitably Bonnie becomes the, the young child, who is the owner of all these toys. And so were reintroduced to a world that features some of Bonnie's toys, and then the toys from the classical Toy Story story, and then four he comes along on the first day school. I, I did feel in that sort of first day of school moment that I was getting some of those inside out vibes that you're talking about where it's sort of, like they have managed to metastasized the most vulnerable feeling that you can have in your life. That that's scary trust. They of school where like I don't know anybody and everybody hates me. And I'm afraid and I miss everything. Is comfortable around me and they zero in on it, and they show it to you through the eyes of a little kid. And you immediately feel a recognition. That is a storytelling power. That is often overstated about Pixar allow me to overstate at wants more like it's amazing how they manage to locate and isolate those feelings and show them to you on screen, and make you relate to them like I am consistently blown away by that. There's another one at the end, when there's the kid lost at the fair, you know, she's just sort of there's a little girl, and she's crammed between, you know, to food carts or whatever, and she's crying and like, yeah, it's the exact same feeling and I yeah, there's a conversation also I think it's between Woody and four key. And like I think what he says, like, you know, these kids like you watch them grow up and become a person. And then they leave, you know, they'll do things you'll never see like the whole point of these movies is that the toys realized that one day, they'll be abandoned. You know, one day, they'll fall out a favor and one day, the kids will run off without them and won't need them anymore. That's, that's not even subtexts. Like that's just that's exa-. Exactly how parents feel watching these movies, you know, I think that's always there. And it is really striking. You know, I mean, this is possibly the best movie I've ever seen with the numeral four in it. You know what I'm saying? As you as you said, like I understand sort of the dismay, or at least a concern that Pixar has become by and large, like a sequel factory, you know, but I I I didn't dislike incredible to at all. But like I felt like certainly this was a better sequel than any of the other sequels that we've had this year. Obviously, you've been talking about how terrible and how sort of lifeless, they are like this is just a one eighty from that. Yeah. They staved it off. It's, it's a pretty impressive single-handed job in a in a friend summer from hell for this movie to come along and, and gay ever. So briefly, I think I think pause things one thing, that's notable too, is, you know, we're talking about the human emotion that they're able to imbue into these films and into these characters in the movies directed by Josh Cooley, who is. Essentially a first time Pixar director, though. He's worked for the company for a while and the screenplay has two people credited, but the story has two four six eight people credited and it's a complicated list of people. I'm going to read it to you really quickly story by John Lasseter Rashida Jones will McCormack Josh Cooley. Valerie LaPointe, Martin Hines, Stephanie, fulsome, and Andrew Stanton. Now, the last two people are the official authors of the screenplay famously when this movie came together, Rashida Jones and will McCormack her writing partner were brought on board to write it, and they eventually left the project because they felt like they were not as open minded about new voices, particularly a woman of color talking about the way to tell these stories for Pixar Pixar, very famously has had some fraught history with, with John Lasseter, one of its co founders chief imagine ear for a number of years due to sexual misconduct allegations. And the company has I, I would say affectively weathered the. Storm, whatever that can mean an has moved on from Lassiter, who I believe is most recently appointed to a position on inside of sky dance, and they're animated division of paramount, but it's so strange to have an event like that happening
Emma Thompson talks new movie and
"Thomson she's in a movie called late night. It opens this weekend. She also took on a Hollywood titan who has fired for sexual harassment and then quickly got another job and late night. Thompson plays opposite Mindy Kaeling. She also wrote the movie Mindy Kaeling script was one of those strange things immediately, good upon first reading just great. She had a good idea. And she really knew how to bring in for you. That's a. Plus, she said, I wrote it for you. So of course, you haul things, anything God is going to be bad going to be bad, because it's not going away anytime soon being earnest and kind so luckily, I wasn't I was in a blazer with looked back here being incredibly mean most of the time journal, just had our second baby Taylor adorable. She takes to you. Thanks, so there's just a lot of expenses at home right now and I think it's time for a race. I see. This is actually very exciting to be really great because what you're describing is the most clear out example of the classic sexist argument for the advancement of men in the workplace you're asking for raise not because of any work related contribution. You've made but simply because you have a family, and that's why in the nineteen fifties family men were promoted over the women. They worked with never encountered is in such a clean teachable way. How would you describe Catharine Newbury? She is a late night host. She is successful. But maybe the future doesn't look as bright. Well, she's someone who was so driven right from a very early age. We did shoot a little bit of heart doing stand up in London. And when she was very young. And actually, we used my stand up from tally, the I did in nineteen forty five. I remember when forty six can't come on and. I remember so clearly that feeling of whenever I did stand up in my twenty s of being one of certainty. If not the only woman, then one of two amongst great load of men, who were often quite standoffish didn't clearly, expect anything view, so. Spoke to me on every level, we took that piece out because it just didn't help with the story actually in the end. But Mindy understands that, she understands what it's like to be the one who's different not only because of being a woman, but also being a person of color in a fuel the only one you're going to feel different, and that's not comfortable, a lot of the time, it just simply isn't comfortable, and we're not very honest about not. I don't think and she's only about it. She was a diversity higher. She's written about someone who was a diversity. I if that hadn't happened, maybe we wouldn't have this movie. So go, diversity reactively talked to the director of the film Nisha Ghana Tra and she talked about Catherine, as one of those women who came up in the entertainment business. When women were made to believe that other women were their adversaries, not their allies. They were sold this idea that there's only room at the table for one. And if you're here, then you better make sure nobody threatens your position here. And any other women coming up may have been seen as a threat to that position rather than adding to the workforce. And so I think what I love about this movie. Is it sort of breaks up myth? Yeah. I wonder if just women who had, I don't think of men is being enormously generous and warm, too young men, who coming up and might take their position. I think that it might be not only women but just the nature of the power structures that we have created. Do you know what I mean? Like I didn't think of, of blogs coming into writing room and everyone going. Hey, your great. You're a young thrusting blood, a guy like me. I can't wait to give you some extra airtime. I didn't think that happens with mine, iza. And I think that's a problem of power. Right. But I think there's something more to what Nisha sane. And that is that if you're a woman coming up that you are so aware of how limited the opportunities are obsolete that you start to see other women not as your peers. But as your. Arrivals, and that becomes an inch hawk sake. Talk sake. Absolutely. The, the conditions of power do not make it possible, especially for people who find it difficult to get into that position in the first place to be generous will be welcoming will be mentoring or want to help. Movie that you chose not to make. And this is the animated film luck that was at sky dance, which is David Ellison's company animation comedy, paramount and you decided not to make it because guy dance had hired John Lasseter has been fired from Pixar for the way that he treated women. And you wrote a letter that I have described on the air as the Magna Carta of the metoo movement, is one of the most beautiful eloquent, and well argued letters about this whole notion of the way women are treated the way men are forgiven that I found profound, and I hope you would share these two paragraphs with with us right now too. If a man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would a woman want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching them inappropriately now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally. If a man has made women his companies feel undivided and disrespected for decades. Why should the women at his new company think that any respect he shows them is anything other than an act that he's required to perform by his coach his therapist and his employment agreement. The message seems to be I am learning to feel respect for women. So please be patient, while I work on it. It's not easy. What motivated you to write it? What gave you the ability to write it. Very good questions. When I left the production, and then I wrote to Lindsey Durand about it, and in these one of the most brilliant, women, I know, said, Phil, can you talk to some women about this? I'd really be interested to know what's going on. And in fact, that letter is the work of many voices is not just my voice because those questions, very much came from those women. So the dots what's wonderful about it is that it is a collective voice, and I sent it to sky downs and didn't receive a reply, and because I showed it was quite a lot of people because of the issue, being very pressing, a lot of just as you go to publish it, and that was quite a big decision because it's just a public, but the. Vision turned out to be the right one because. Those with the questions that needed to be oft and to this date of not been onset in any way. I've had no response public or personal back from sky don's an dots very disappointing. Because they only way we're going to get anywhere with this own going issue is by talking to each other. It's not just a public thing to do its thing that potentially, and this is what has happened over the last couple of decades, that has kept women silent is they fear that they will be punished that they will be blackballed. They won't get parts that people will rise. They're absolutely really. Why were you able to I'm sixty on thought too old not to woke my own talk time is very much marching on. And because I had spoke to not before when the Weinstein thing blew up, and I've always spoken about this. I was young woman. I'm there was up -solutely, no choice really. And what was interesting to me in very touching was responses. I got from so many people male and female, who had done the same thing who would walk away and who don't have. Perhaps, don't feel as stoppage does I feel you know, I couldn't do other things. It's not going to kill my career even if sky don'ts, says, we're never going to work with you again, and we're going to tell every other animation, but I don't think that that would be possible now because the do feel that with the metoo time's up moving. There is a tipping point. But we do have to keep on, and on one of the ways in which I think we're going to have to do that. We got to talk to people before during, and after film shoots the thing, the clever thing about anybody who's going to bully. Is that they'll do it, not in front of someone who's going to say you can't do that? They'll do it in secret or in quiet or in private. And it's very difficult, for instance, for someone who's a runner, and who can be replaced in five minutes to say anything, bad about someone who will cost a lot of money to replace an all of these things. They have implications for everyone.
Abigail Disney calls out Disney CEO Robert Iger's astounding pay
"I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellany of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt I think some people at the Walt Disney company in the upper echelons or having a breakdown Abigail Disney whose grandfather was Walt Disney's brother ROY has written an editorial following some earlier tweets calling out Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger, four his astounding pay. He made sixty five million dollars in two thousand eighteen she points out that's one thousand four hundred and twenty four times the median pay of Disney worker, not the bottom rung the median pay. And you know, she is making a point that that is a bad, look, right, and immediacy ios have famously been paid much higher than their peers in the last couple of decades for many years, Leslie Moonves at CBS was the highest paid CEO corporate America this year. I'm betting David zaslov at discovery will likely be the highest paid CEO in America despite their stock. Doc, not doing so hot lately, but Disney is different. And it is a public facing company. Unlike any other has a relationship with people who go to the parks who see the movies who have a strong affinity for the brand. So the fact that Bob Eiger is making so much more money than the rank and file at Disney. Does mean something in does resonate. And we're seeing that in the media right now. Yeah, it's a Sarah symbol of income inequality. I'm old enough to remember. When begets father ROY who was waltz nephew led an insurrection against management at Disney and ended up ousting Michael Eisner, and you'd never seen anything like the magic of Disney name in that context. Mom and pop shareholders old people young people came to this shareholder meeting because they were fed up. Roy Disney had made the argument that you know, Michael Eisner had wreck the Disney magic. Now. This kind of a dark twist Disney hasn't really responded to this and Abigail. Disney tweeted yesterday. That she was getting some signals that Disney was looking for dirt on her. And I will note that Disney in the past banned the LA times for a period of time for reporting on its tax arrangements with Anaheim, which was a wild overreaction and would not stand. They came after the Hollywood reporter when we reported on John Lasseter claiming that we had four were forced to publish a correction, which did not happen as we pointed out in our story. This tends to be a little a little reactive in these situations. And they've put out some stats that show that they have raised the minimum wage at the parks, and they're doing things to lift up some of the lower level employees. But the point that Abigail Disney is making is that it's not just idir if the upper echelon executives at Disney were to forego some of their extremely high bonuses they could provide significantly meaningful compensation for the lower level at the company, and they just benefited from this. Massive tax decrease that the Trump administration past and instead of giving employees a one time bonus, which they did they could have raised wages. Yes. And I think they're not the only company in that situation. Thank you, Matt. Thank you, that's felony editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter. He joins me this Monday at one thirty. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood break this season unless notes from KCRW how does it feel to be like a girl playing instrument is? Well, how's it feel to be a man asking the questions? I mean what? Had I said, no to this invitation from John Fahey, I would have for the rest of my life wondered what I had missed. We'll thinking about Billy Tipton at very interesting time because I don't know that young people and older people agree on the meaning of trans. I love you for the greatest, Sean. I love that. It is an unholy album made was holy methods. Hey, everyone. I'm just a hopper a music journalist and author and your host for season two of loss minutes. Unless notes relook at music's untold stories the season is packed. It's about legacies. How do they hold up? And how do they change over time disco say off the truly means beyond disco? Learn how decades on a song can find new meaning something different than when it was written. You feel like it's up defying women feel. Yeah. Now, fifty six, and it's freaking embarrassing embarrassing to seventeen years old. You can't just write it off as being settled. Here from pioneering women who've been written out of music's history. I get there and producer says, no, no, no, we're not doing your music. We have a script here. And we want you to do the sound. Plus find out what happens when we apply. Our twenty nineteen politics to nineteen seventy four songs, we didn't think about it as we were all band were out to the point. We just lived the music. The first episode of the season of loss notes arrives April twenty fifth. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.
Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter
"Emma Thomson heard that sky Dan's animation hired John Lasseter despite sexual misconduct allegations. She dropped out of a project with the studio then she wrote a letter eighth. A man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching inappropriately. Now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally
Emma Thompson Letter Blasts Production Company For Hiring Accused Sexual Harasser
"Actress, Emma Thompson explaining why she dropped out of a movie production Oscar-winning actress, Emma Thompson was set to star in the animated movie luck from the company sky dance that is until sky dance hired former Disney and Pixar animation cheap. John Lasseter who left Disney and Pixar after several allegations of inappropriate behavior. The LA times is published a letter Thompson sent to sky dance detailing her decision to quit. And in the letter Thompson writes, why would a woman want to work for a man who's been in? Appropriately touching women for decades and wonders why the employee's at skied Dan should be tasked with giving Lassiter a second chance. She says if people like her don't take a stand and things won't change in time to protect her daughter's
Emma Thompson drops out of Skydance film after John Lasseter hire
"When David Ellison hired Pixar co founder, John Lasseter in January two head Ellison's new sky dance innovation studio. The response was swift organizations such as time's up and women in innovation. Condemned the decision and many sky, dance employees were furious. Pixar and Disney forced Lassiter out of his job as its chief creative officer last June, and that was after female employees alleged Lassiter had groped them and created a frat house like work environment where women were excluded. When Lassiter came to sky dance. The studio was in production on a movie called luck. And among its actors was Emma Thompson, but Thompson left the project soon after Lassiter's hiring, and she detailed her reasons in a letter to sky dance that was published today in the LA times, Mary McNamara's culture columnist and critic at the paper she wrote the story about Thompson's letter and she explained. How the head of sky dance address concerns about Lassiter's hiring back in January David Ellison Sunday, a really long, and it was a little like defiant, Email, basically saying we've talked to John and he understands that some things some things that he has done in the past were not appropriate. He has, you know, been addressing those issues, and it is in his contract that he must behave professionally so nobody should be worried. I mean, the the absurdity of like someone being hired at this level of, you know, oversight overseeing this huge staff, or, you know, I'm sure a lot of money and having his boss having to point out that he is contractually obligated to behave professionally is just I mean, my hair just liked went on fire. It's like they don't understand. This isn't just about the specific instances that women. Have detailed which are bad enough. I'm not saying in any way, but it's about creating an atmosphere in which women were shut out. And just the fact that he would get a job again. So quickly basically sends a message to everyone in Hollywood. Which is like this is not a big deal. You know, it's a blip in the road. So when he comes to sky dance emission the studio is already in development or production on a movie called luck. And one of the voice actors in this film as an actress by the name of Amitav, sin and Thomson recently decides that she wants no part in this movie. So what does Emma Thompson decide that she's going to do and how she's going to make her decision? Well, my understanding is that as soon as Lassiter was hired Emma Thompson contacted her representatives and started talking about I gotta get out of this film. And that she did indeed leave on January twentieth. She withdrew from the film, and then she sent a letter to sky dance explaining why she had withdrawn from the film and asking all the questions that people have been. Asking which is like how you know. Why was the staff I mean, one of the things after Lassiter's hiring? And I don't know if you heard from people at guidance, but I did off the record people were very upset women and men were upset they didn't want to have to deal with this. They didn't know what it said about their company. And so that was one of the questions she raised. It's like, well, why is John Lasseter getting a second chance when no one who's going to be working for him was asked if they wanted to give him a chance, and she and she just lists a long number of questions that his hiring had raised. And finally said she wanted to make this movie she wanted to work with the director. But she just couldn't in good conscience lend her name to it. So she writes a letter that she shares with the LA times, and you publish, and I think this letter will go on to be the Magna Carta or the declaration of independence of the metoo movement. And here's what she writes in one passage. I'm going to quote, sky, dance employees who don't wanna give him John Lasseter. A second chance have to stay and be on. Uncomfortable or lose their jobs. Shouldn't it be John Lasseter who has to lose his job? If the employee's don't wanna give him a second chance there's lots to single out on this. I think that's remarkable. What did you also notice about what Emma Thompson had to say? Well, I just thought the fact that she said that people like me have to take the stand. And if we don't nothing is going to change we can talk about it. We can have tasks force. We can have PSA's, and we should do all that. But Hollywood runs on money and star power. And until the stars that make the money the stars that make the projects run until they're willing to go. I'm not going to do this. You know, I will not work for this, man. Because I believe that this was not a good higher. I believe that this makes too many people uncomfortable that it's too dangerous for too many people. You know, David Ellison isn't taking a chance John Lasseter is not going to sexually. Him. But who knows and who's going to be the first person like, you know, everybody's on eggshells. Anyway, like who's going to be the person that if something happens it's guidance who's going to speak up because it's the women who are targeted. They're not equal to the power of the man. That's the whole point there. There are people who don't feel like they have the kind of voice now, I think that that has changed a little bit. I hope it's changed a lot. And I think that seeing someone like Emma Thomson take this kind of stand and walk away from a project that she was excited about doing sends a really great message to everyone, including her peers, this is another tool in terms of fixing Hollywood is that the people who are in these positions. These A-List people you need to do more than make statements. They need to make statements with their feet. So what happens to a project like luck? We'll somebody else come in and take it over or will the movie fall apart and a lot of people who were going to work lose their jobs. I mean, there's no real easy ending to the store. Is there? No. And that's something that she also addresses in the letter is stars do have that kind of responsibility for a project that they're you know, they are one person. But there is cast and crew and people who may be this is their first big job, and nobody wants to take that away from people. And so I'm sure it was a difficult decision. Because I don't know they haven't announced a replacement. I don't know what female actor would step in to do that. I don't know what their choices are going to be. I don't know what how the director. They've been very quiet. Nobody has been commenting. I, you know, I don't know how the director feels about it. But this was a very big deal for them. This was one of two big animation films that we're going to sort of put scions animation on the map. And this is not a good way to start.
Emma Thompson leaves Skydance Animation project following Lasseter hire
"I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Belony of the Hollywood reporter. And Matt is you know, because we reported it John Lasseter who was the head of Disney and Pixar animation left that company some months ago amid reports our ports largely of misconduct of being touching inappropriately making people uncomfortable. I mean, I, you know, even the young women who worked at those companies were told they couldn't be in a room with him because he had difficulty controlling his behavior around them, which just shows you that this kind of thing has a very insidious affect beyond the people who are immediate victims. He was out in the woods for a little while we heard he was being shopped around we didn't think a public company would take him but sky dance, which is David Ellison's company. He's the son of billionaire multi-billionaire Larry Ellison they hired him. And now there's been some there was media. Blowback with women protesting time's up protesting feeling that he hadn't. Really explained that. He understood the misconduct and headed tone for it or had had some healthier that how to behave more appropriately. But now, there's a kind of blowback that might affect the bottom line, right? We saw this past week where Emma Thompson who had signed on to be a voice in an upcoming movie called luck abruptly pulled out of that movie when John Lasseter was hired. And it's an interesting dynamic now because this puts pressure on other talents that are involved in sky dance projects are they gonna start losing people, right and left or is this going to be a one time thing, I'm at Thompson has been very closely associated with the time's up movement has been vocal on these issues make sense for her to drop out. But how far is this gonna go? Yeah. I mean to be clear she hasn't commented. We just were told by our sources that and felt confident reporting that she left for this reason and skied ounce certainly didn't didn't deny that. So yes and guidance has promoted a veteran of DreamWorks animation. Holly Edwards now to be president of sky, Danna Mason. But you know, there's a feeling now. I think it's it's rough for her. I mean, she is among some women who will be given major opportunities to do big jobs, and it comes with this cloud over it. Because you know, it looks as though the optics are whether it's true or not that you're helping sky dance to justify this higher. The end of there's another movie in the works, which has a female director, you know, which is not that common in the you know, at this point. We're still seeing in live action and animation. That women directors have a ways to go. Do you take that gig? And I'll say just, you know, it's not even clear right now because John Lasseter is newly arrived. Whether these projects, you know, some of them in the works. I think luck was too far along in his is definite go. But some of these other ones, you know, he may transform the more decide that they'd sky dance shouldn't make them. I mean, this is an interesting dynamic that they have their now because as a woman in these departments, do you? You bail and potentially go elsewhere, or, you know, not advanced the cause of advancing women in the workplace in Hollywood. Or do you stay and try to reform things from within good question? It reminds me of the Woody Allen situation in a way where they're sort of allegations. And little by little talent said we're not going to work with this guy. And that we don't know if you'll see this snowball effect. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
Possible 'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Shows In Development
"So h shows based on the following characters Landau Cal Ripken Kira from solo star. We're story fin PO Damran young Princess laya, captain fazah rose Tico the night. Of Ren and something called Darth bane, which I've never heard of before this. But is apparently a character who is mentioned in one of the Star Wars, I guess novels and then appeared briefly in the clone wars he was voiced by Mark Hamill? He's like an ancient sift character. So yes, that is the the latest rumor is that all of these characters have shows in the early early stages of development. I I don't have any of this true.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on /Film Daily
"She basically said she noticed while she was doing press tours that the majority of press people she was dealing with. We're white males. Which isn't you know, you know, as as someone who works in the industry. I can definitely say that definitely happens. I'm a white male. I when I've been to certain precedents. It's been primarily made up of white males. There's nothing wrong with her saying that it's a truth. I I will say break in say this that I feel like even three years ago that was a much bigger prob. Than it is now like I feel better. But it's still not like I go to screenings, and I feel like there's a lot more female critics. They're the last set. Visit. I went on was almost like a fifty fifty parody of female to male ratio. It's it's definitely getting better. But so the full extent of her quote, though, was she was saying when she decided to do this movie she wanted to make a real effort to make sure the press tours weren't only white male. And that's that's the key here. She said they weren't. She wanted them to not be only remember the word only there. But for some reason certain guys have misinterpret her as saying she doesn't want any white males to see her movie, which is one hundred percent, not what she said. But if you go to the rotten tomatoes page and look at those those, quote, unquote, reviews almost all of them have people saying I refuse to see this because Bree Larsen. Doesn't want white males like me to see her movie, which again, she didn't say that. I totally know why it's so hard to comprehend what someone said like read her direct, quote, it's doesn't she didn't say that. But that's where we are right now as a society, and it stakes in a top of that. I am one of the first people that are going to see this movie tonight, and I am a white male. And I was not told I could not see the movie, so you better you better. Cancel your plans. Peter you're going to get there and three Larsen is going to throw you out with their bare hands. She's going to she's going to look at the color skin is gonna decide the front seat of a Jeevan push you out of the theater. Yeah. Yeah. I also think there's probably this is conspiracy theory on my part. But I also think there's another thing going on here. I think a lot of these people that are the these toxic fin boys. There is a big crossover with the toxicity toxic fan. Boys of the DC cult of like, you know, the Snyder fans, and I feel like there is you know, there's always been a competition between DC movies marvel movies. So I have any proof tobacco this up. But I would bet if you went to the profiles of a lot of these people you'd probably see Snyder or DC mentioned in some way. I mean, it's definitely possible. But then how do you factor in something? Like, you know, the last Jedi. That's not. But then again, I guess it's owned by Disney, which also is marvel. So maybe I don't I don't know. Okay. I just want everyone to stop being terrible. That's all I want. Please everyone out there. I beg you stop being learn some reading comprehension that and to watch the movie before we decided spat or good for all I know, captain marvel will turn out to stink. But I'm not gonna say that before I see the movie like you can't it's such a dumb thing to draw that conclusion. Yeah. Okay. Let's move on to John Lasseter who we talked about a few weeks back. He is now in charge of sky dances in a meeting program, and that has caused a bit of a stir then tell us about it. Yes. Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson was attached to provide one of the voices for sky dance animations upcoming movie. It's called luck. She had already begun recording her voice over, but she has quietly left the project because of quote concerns about working with John Lasseter who as we know is the former Disney Pixar animation guru who. Left. Disney like I said it was twenty seven November twenty seventeen after some sexual harassment allegations came out and he was hired at the beginning of this year..
John Lasseter returns from exile
"KCRW sponsors include Amazon studios, presenting Cold War, named best foreign language film by the national board of review and the New York Film. Critics Circle directed by Oscar winning Pablo Pavlovsky a words eligible in all categories. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt I guess yesterday was a good day for accused sexual harassers who were hoping to make a comeback. John Lasseter who left Disney and Pixar onto the cloud of multiple allegations of inappropriate behavior got a job at sky dance animation the company that is belongs to David Ellison. The son of very very wealthy multi-billionaire. Larry Ellison who gifted his son with a few billion dollars to make movies in Hollywood. Yeah. This is caused a lot of backlash within the animation community and the Hollywood community at large because it is probably the most high profile person to have been. In quote, unquote, metoo out of the business, and now to be back in, and we know that John Lasseter had been shopping himself around for months trying to get meetings with different people. Most of these companies are studios that are owned by publicly traded companies took a pass on him. This seems to be the one place that was open to it. And like you said it is not a public company. It is a private company owned by a billionaire. So the reaction within the community not good. Let me be clear. This was my story. I broke that story. And that is what caused his departure does the immediate cause of the departure from Disney and Pixar John Lasseter is brilliant animator with many storied films. I mean, Toy Story two frozen. Everybody knows this who knows anything about animation. However, this was a bad situation that had been allowed to fester. And while sky dance is a private company funded by private billions, it has a deal with paramount. The amount is not only a public company, but paramount is part of Viacom, which is also the parent of CBS, which has had horrible public problems with horrible sexual worst than sexual harassment allegations. And this is an embarrassment to paramount and a problem and a lot of people paramount is supposed to distribute sky dance animated films. This is a huge problem. Also for paramount. Yeah, we're hearing that people on the paramount lot or really upset about this and word saying, a why don't we just not release them? I don't think that's legally possible. But you know, we had a story in hide reporter today about talking to some female animators, and they are going on the record saying, I will not work at sky dance. If John Lasseter is there. That's a big problem because you know, yes, he's a genius. But what you just not gonna hire women. Are you gonna have all male all-male, animation company forgetting men and women? Like, there's a lot of men who are upset by this. Absolutely. I just don't I don't know when you're in a talent oriented business and talent has strong opinions about the kind of people they work with how do you operate a business? Like this win that's led by such a toxic person. And I will say that, you know. Yes, there has to be a road back. But what John Lasseter did was to issue basically an apology by press. Release a brief statement saying Oops, I really thought this all over and I'm really sorry. If I made people uncomfortable, and that is not the road back. I think we can agree. So we'll see I if sky dance wants to stay the course. But there are women running animation companies. There's a woman running Disney animation. Now co running a woman running paramount animation woman just aimed to run DreamWorks animation. So there is that. Thank you, Matt. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include focus features, presenting black klansman G Q hills. Black klansman is. The movie of the year nominated for three sag awards, including outstanding on samba cast in a motion picture and four critics choice awards including best picture of the year. This podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join. And thanks.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Happy that you. Well, interesting times somebody said that at some point in history, and it couldn't be more true today. Just a moment here on the Colleen and Bradley show on mytalk one. What are you? Having an interesting interesting. Yes. Disgusting times pervert times. Yes. Colleen and Bradley here on mytalk one zero seven one calling me back with a soon. But in the meantime in between time and thank you, by the way. No people have sent emails wondering if she's okay, she's totally finding had to take a few days off for family matters. And she'll be back with us soon. Don't worry now. Holly roberts. Yes. We gotta go to Perth corner. I'm sorry. Well, it's better to be. It's better to go to Perv quarter on the segment of the show than have to deal with it in real life. Yeah. That is true. Okay. So Holly, you have a reason for us to head on over to Perv quarter today. Yes, unfortunately, I do send news broke yesterday afternoon that former Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter found himself a new job. While the reason this story is on Perv corner is because John Lasseter left. Disney Pixar after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. We're presented against John Lasseter and lots of people in Hollywood, not happy about this fact, a lot of people saying it looks like the old boys club is alive, and well, John Lassiter found himself a nice cushy job as the head of animation over at sky dance productions, okay, so what is the sky dance production sky dance. Production is a movie studio who has a distribution deal with paramount now sky dance. Has produced the Star Trek reboot series. They've also produced by the way, and it's coming back. No. It's not Bradley. Wait. What no sorry side note before we move on Star Trek four is indefinitely on hold. No, no, no, no, no, no,.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on The Popcast With Knox and Jamie
"There's also info out there that pitcher Shaukat will play a character villainous character named Sabrina fraud mile and canneries will play a character called guy stone bowl who's going to butt heads with buzz light year. Well, and there's a youtuber shameless. Gorman who like tries to connect things. Right. And he's famously connected. A lot of weird things in pick. Movies and one of the things he did is. He said you see that character that Kiana raves play. He's making the claim that you see the character that Keanu Reeves is going to play in incredible to in the in the play pin with Jack interesting because Pixar is has done this repeatedly. When when you hear when you hear the involvement, all those all those names sound good. When you know that the director isn't going to be from the Pixar fam- like p Dr Wright or John Lasseter Brad bird. But instead, it's the guy named Josh Cooley. Who has no features under his belt has no feature who has been in the family. Like, do you still feel good about this? No, I don't I to me this feels one hundred because I've thought Toy Story three. And I listen, I am not the person anybody needs to talk to you about twice story because I don't I'm not like, oh, my the main thing I know that I'm biased because of Tom Hanks involvement in it. That's my least favorite part of your book is when you talk about you in the. But I looked to me story jury three ended perfectly. It was the perfect into that franchise to this feels like a money grab. And they're like, let's make it toy out of like utensil. Let's do and he doesn't want to be here. And it's been like three. You're exactly right. It's the perfect ending twist or twos. The godfather too and toy store to those are the best sequels ever. Not even like, I'm not going to talk to you about anything else. I think when you remember the Toy Story three came back came out in two thousand ten okay Toy Story. Four was announced in two thousand fourteen it was set for two thousand seventeen release date and then in twenty fifteen got pushed a twenty eighteen and then in two thousand sixteen it pushed it again to twenty nineteen. So the incredible to that was supposed to be Toy Story four, but it had been pushed that's a lot of pushing. And I know that's pretty normal with animated films. But I think when you put all that stuff together, you're not talking about one year or six months you're talking about. About five year. Like this maybe was supposed to come out four years ago, you know, years ago, and I don't think you can just I mean, maybe I'm silly. Maybe I'm naive. This isn't just or four it feels like it's setting off the next trilogy. Right. Because when you do. Yeah. Fourth movie feels like you have to also do a fifth and six movie to really fill it out. So I don't know because that's the cars model, that's the cars. So why would we not keep having these carbon? And like don't forget, this was the movie where I think will McCormack and Rashida Jones were contracted to write the screenplay in the middle of John Lasseter forgetting not to touch people inappropriately. He lift they also left not because of that allegedly. But because a women people colored don't have a place at Pixar, which is pretty damning what its own. It's great. The Pixar is like few John Lasser didn't touch either of them inappropriately, but they did level misogyny in semi racist accusations. But we could deal with that as long as he didn't touch them in this. Seaports? That's what we're really focusing on right now. There's a lot swirling. There's a lot swirling. Listen, and guys if you really want to good don't waste it. Greg right now. Let me give you a good don't waste to Greg for those who are friends of the show if you're in front of the show, if your friend if your best friend, we did it don't waste to Greg by doing another cinema side piece on the ten year anniversary of one my light. So if you went on talking about a franchise that didn't waste it. They made three point five billion dollars. Like that's a lot of money. You can go to Knox and Jimmy dot com slash patriot. And sign up and you get to listen to an ad free. Episode about us talking about is really great..
'Star Wars': Pedro Pascal Nabs Lead Role in Live-Action 'Mandalorian' Series
"Seems slightly out of questions because he's not much of an actress anymore. But that doesn't mean that there aren't characters that he could play as a live action, especially if you know, they do maybe a riff on like him being some kind of aged mercenary maybe as a nod to his role in predator or something like that. But Carl weathers also has a history of doing some voice work to he
"john. lasseter" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Innovation business like giving us spotlight on in a meters in the process of animation, which I think is to the general public is really not like, you know, I think if you talk to the general public about the process of filmmaking. They probably have some idea of how the film like alive. How I've action film was put together, but in innovation we even go to these studios, and they give us like, you know, these PowerPoint presentations with video and stuff in it. I still don't even think I know the exact workflow of like a big Pixar project. So I see that as a benefit to, you know, the consumers in film phonetics. But I guess the question is I it last for the right person to be put in that kind of position in. Then would you listen to a podcast with John Lasseter? No, no, I wouldn't not at this point. I mean, I think the thing for me about. Out Lasseter and a lot of these people across the board who've who've been accused of various levels of misconduct is I feel like there hasn't been enough of an attempt to make amends with the people that he actually harmed. I feel like that kind of thing which isn't going to be like a your shouldn't be like a public story. You know, that's that's should be one of those things where like the work is being put in by that person on their own time to to try to make the situation as right as possible. And like maybe go to some sort of a recovery institute like put yourself through some sort of therapy. Like, you have to do the work like make the make the effort take the steps to prove that that you are trying instead of just staying back and being quiet for a few months. And then just being like, you know, what? Now, I think I have earned the right to. You know, become a public figure again, I personally don't think that it should work that way. And I know that everybody has their own opinions about how this kind of stuff should be handled moving forward, and and all that. But that's that's sort of where I'm sitting right now, I would love to see anybody who's been accused of anything like that actually tried to do some work to better themselves, and and specifically make amends with the people that that they've impacted. We'll talk more about the absence of John Lester has left later. But I I mentioned I was at Disneyland a week ago, and I ate at Pixar pure. They have a lamplight lounge which is like this restaurant. And there's this like one section of the restaurant. The has this display that it's like this display for a like a bunch of wines in it's clear so clearly made to display the wines from John Lasseter's vineyards he used to. Use a wine for each of the Pixar, movies and. It's funny because like right now that does play had been empty for a long time. And now it's just like they just put random bottles of alcohol in it. And it's like, so like the bottles don't fit the like, the perfectly molded things for the wines. And it's it's it's kind of sad that Disney is a racing Lassiter from from the legacy of this company..
"john. lasseter" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Joining me anti cast is slash foam. Weakened editor Brad omen. Hey, that's me. It's senior editor Ben Pearson with gone gives us get into it. We got we got a lot of news to catch up on since yesterday was the water cooler. Let's start off with the story that broke over the weekend in that is that John last year is looking for work, and he may be taking one of our jobs on this podcast. Brad what's going on here? Well, we're definitely not trying to hire. John lasseter. That's. Yeah. The the offer is not out to John Lester, it's it's been about a year since John Lasseter announced he would be going to be taking a leave of absence from Pixar animation. And then after that very shortly after that was when the reports came out of some employees complaining of quote grabbing kissing and making comments about physical attributes of female employees so Lassiter event ended up stepping back from Pixar completely. And he's will no longer be affiliated with Disney Pixar by the end of the year. However, it looks looks like since he will be soon believing that he's looking for I guess the next part of his career in a new job. And so we're down the street is apparently he took a meeting at W E entertainment, the talent agency. And I guess he told, you know, the people there his side of the accusations and kind of outlined the hopes that he has for what he wants to do next. It's not really. Clear what that is no specifics were provided, but the website cartoon brew noticed that last year had been meeting with some people on certain animation projects nothing really specific. But obviously some people who are still willing to work with him despite these allegations that came to light. And apparently, he wants specific thing that he had mentioned during this meeting was that he has an interest in podcasting though, not specifically what he'll be podcasting about one would assume it would be about the animation industry may be talking with some of the, you know, bigger names and animation or maybe some of the people who normally don't get the spotlight to talk about the the medium or something like that. But if this is, you know, it's kind of a precarious situation because we have to you have to start wondering, you know, when is it? Okay. For somebody like this to enter back into the industry after you know, kind of falling from grace like this. If there even is a time when you know when it should be allowed. And obviously there are degrees of the the serious nature. As far as what he did. You know, obviously what John master has been accused of is nowhere near. So it's very tough. Because none of these accusations have been like public. He's eight. This has been like, you know, things that have happened internally in the Disney company, right? Like, the this story that I think rained Wall Street Journal or one of the publications like it didn't actually have any quotes from anybody that wanted to go on record. So we have to be very careful in how we were this of I'm not saying he didn't do anything. That's true. And the difference here is that even though there aren't quoting tonight that there are more than several accounts, you know, about this happening. And even though this isn't as severe as you know, what Kevin Spacey did or even what Louis C K. Did you know this is this is still definitely a serious situation. Any kind of you have to be delicate about it. And it's I don't know. It'll be interesting to see I guess what what it takes for someone like this to be able to come back and who wants to work with him. And like what the terms are in that kind of thing. It's a it's a very precarious situation. It's very weird because John Lester was really, you know, becoming basically the modern day, Walt Disney. He was the head of Disney animation for the Disney studios. And it's now it's it's weird. He he's looking for a job. If I was in the innovation come out be very hesitant to to hire him. But I mean, what you pitch they're the. The podcast for he talks to people within the.
South Korea urges North to present plan for denuclearization
"Cumulus in los angeles say they will not be filing criminal charges against scott bail the da's office says after looking into the case they determined the statute of limitations had expired the case stems from allegations made by actress nicole eggert was on charles in charge puts bay oh eggert says bao's sexually assaulted her while she was still a teenager baeau denies all those allegations and says that he and eggert were in a consensual relationship and that was after she was of legal age in a twitter post eggert points out that the case against bail was not dismissed because of a lack of evidence but because the case was too i'm oscar wells gabriel south korea's urging north korea to come up with concrete steps toward denuclearization south korean foreign minister conch young wab says recent summits in panmunjom in singapore were unprecedented and have the potential to bring about historic change on the korean peninsula we are expecting to see concrete action by north korea to live up to his compete denuclearization commitment in return for guarantees of its security and joint efforts to establish a lasting peace regime on the peninsula the comments came as north korea's kim jong un held talks with chinese president xi jinping in beijing the visit which wrapped up on wednesday was designed to convey the country's growing closeness china's touted the prospects of more trade and investment if north korea makes progress in talks on abandoning its nuclear weapons and long range missile programs walt disney studios has named two people to replace outgoing animation and pixar chief john lasseter jennifer lea and pete doctor will take over both are oscar winners and veterans of the walt disney company specifically lee who co directed frozen has been named chief creative officer for the walt disney animation studios while dr who is best known for the movies up and inside out is now the chief creation officer for pixar animation chairman ellen horn said both lee and dr embody the spirit culture and values of their respective studios in november lassiter said he was taking a six month sabbatical and apologized for missteps with employees will stay on as a consultant through two thousand eighteen welcome to total wine and more boy gets all of this bear out of the way how about if i find a.
John Lasseter will leave Disney and Pixar at the end of the year
"Always find something that's freakin delicious walt disney studios has named two people to replace outgoing animation and pixar chief john lasseter jennifer lea and pete doctor will take over both are oscar winners and veterans of the walt disney company specifically who co directed frozen has been named chief creative officer for the walt disney animation studios while dr who is best known for the movies up and inside out is now the chief creation officer for pixar animation german ellen horns said both lee and dr embodied the spirit culture and values of their respective studios in november lassiter study was taking a six month sabbatical and apologized for missteps with employees they'll stay on as a consultant through two thousand eighteen following the popularity of the movie pass monthly subscription program the theater chain amc's getting into the subscription game with the hopes of more economically viable program than that of its new rival amc's unveiled a twenty dollar a month subscription service similar to.
Pete Docter To Lead Pixar, Jennifer Lee To Head Walt Disney Animation In Wake Of John Lasseter’s Scheduled Exit
"Disney and pixar animation studios replacing john lasseter has been on a leave of absence since november after being accused of sexual harassment jennifer lea the co director and writer of frozen has been named chief creative officer of walt disney animation studios and peter doctor writer of films including up inside in monsters inc has been chosen chief creative officer of pixar animation studios actress scott bay oh will not be charged with sexually assaulting his charles in charge costar nicole eggert bail has always denied allegations he admits they had a sexual relationship but insisted did not begin until eggert was eighteen and he maintains that it was she who seduced him the la county district attorney's office says charges are being filed against bail because the statute of limitations on the alleged crimes has expired doctors who are on probation for serious crimes could be required by law to have a pretty tough talk with the people they treat physicians would have to tell their patients exactly what they did what law they broke and then let the patient decide if they are okay with us understand that all we're asking for is to just give knowledge give patients the knowledge and allowed them to make the decision for themselves so there's olympic gymnast and bronze medallists jamie dancer she spoke in support of the patient's right to know act that was in sacramento criminal convictions or posted to the state medical boards website but lawmakers say it is hard to find it took myself and staff members about twenty minutes to find that information on their website the right to know act could go to the governor's desk for an autograph late this summer craig vigdor knx ten seventy newsradio to forty two now this week the human rights chief at the united nations condemn the trump administration for separating migrant children from their parents but this afternoon or this past afternoon the united states became the first country to voluntarily withdraw from the un human rights council nikki haley is the us ambassador to the un for too long the human rights council has been a protector of human rights abusers and assess full of political bias regrettably it is now clear that our call for reform was not heeded the united states threatened to take this action last year saying the council was biased against israel we have a crash in the glendale area one thirty four westbound if you're heading that way anyway you're having stay with us we'll have all the latest on the traffic for.
Walt Disney names creative heads of animation studios
"High school cheerleaders orange county deputy district attorney stephanie coughlin tells cbs news dr david hammer was a volunteer physician at newport harbor high is alleged to have made contact with the girls via messages one was an instagram message and one was a snapchat message he's also alleged to in those messages have made offensive contact that were sexually explicit prosecutors say both instances happened last year dr hallier has been placed on leave by his employer kaiser permanent day to industry veterans have been chosen to take over the disney and pixar animation studios replacing john lasseter lassiter has been on leave of absence since november after being accused of sexual harassment jennifer lea the co director and writer of frozen has been named chief creative officer of walt disney animation studios and pete doctor writer films including up inside out and monsters inc has been chosen chief creative officer of pixar animation studios actress got bail will not be charged with sexually assaulting his charles in charge co star nicole eggert bail has always denied eggert allegations he admits they had a sexual relationship but he insists it did not begin until eggert was eighteen and he maintains that it was she who seduced him yell county district attorney's office says charges are not being filed against bay oh because the statute of limitations on the alleged crimes has expired doctors on probation for sexual misconduct would have to notify their patients under a potential california law if your doctor is in trouble with the law it is already public record but they do not have to proactively tell you you have to look for it on the medical board website and it takes time to took myself and staff members about twenty minutes to find that information on their website it is available it's all public information and that's another reason why we we support this this idea is that we're not disclosing anything that isn't already public we're just making it user friendly state senator jerry hill he says that the patient's right to know act would require doctors who were on probation for sexual or other serious misconduct to tell their patients this is a bill that could make its way to the governor's desk this summer craig thickener knx ten seventy newsradio coming up in traffic and update on that problem in boyle heights tonight that fire on the northbound five freeway traffic in two.
Jennifer Lee, Pete Docter to Run Disney Animation, Pixar
"Tv academy and more than a dozen mixing studios that produced a number of oscar nominees for sound diane thompson knx ten seventy newsradio to industry veterans have been chosen to take over the disney and pixar animation studios replacing john lasseter last year's been on leave of absence since november being accused of sexual harassment jennifer lea co director and writer a frozen has been named chief creative officer of the walt disney animation studios and p dr ryder films including up inside out monsters inc has been chosen chief creative officer of pixar animation actor scott bail will not be charged with sexually assaulting his charleston charge costarred nicole eggert baeau has always denied eggert's allegations he admits they had a sexual relationship but he insists it didn't begin until eggert was eighteen years old and he maintains that it was she who seduced him los angeles county district attorney's office says charges are not being filed against bail because the statute of limitations on the alleged crimes has expired doctor accused of sending inappropriate messages to to a high school cheerleaders orange county deputy district attorney stephanie caughlin tells cbs too and dr david haller was a volunteer physician at newport harbor high made contact with the girls be a messages one was an instagram message and one was a snapchat message she's also alleged to in those messages have made offensive contact that were sexually explicit prosecutors who say both instances happened last year dr hellers been placed on leave by his employer kaiser permanente doctors on probation for sexual misconduct or other series misconduct could soon be required by law to inform their patients themselves if your doctor is on probation for a sex crime they would have to be up front with you to tell you before treating you.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"The disney company will leave his post at the end of the year following accusations of unwanted touching john lasseter reportedly hugged and touch those who work for him in unwelcome ways lassiter a co founder of pixar has been away from the studio since taking a six month leave and apologize to anyone who received an unwanted hug the metoo movement has received lots of talk but there are questions today about just how much has really changed in hollywood actress jamila djamil sites what she calls hypocrisy after actor emile hirsch was hired by quentin tarantino despite his assault conviction i spent some fifteen days in jail for choking movie executive daniel burn fell three years ago djamil calls his hiring a case of intense rich white male privilege and your facebook privacy settings may mean nothing in some cases the wall street journal reports that select companies were given special access long after the social network said such access had been walled off cording to court documents agreements known as white lists allowed certain companies access to such items as a facebook users friends including their phone numbers facebook officials said the company struck a small number of deals with developers largely to improve the user experience test how new features and allow for certain partners to wind down previously existing data sharing projects wins news time eight thirty seven we'll check the entertainment world in a minute ten ten wins.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Feds to investigate the planned deportation of a pizza deliveryman from ecuador forget that story now from ten ten wins reporters sonia rincon removable on his behalf legal aid attorney jennifer williams called pablo vw cents ios detention and separation from his wife and children and humane it's heart wrenching this happens every day has no criminal record but agreed to leave the country in two thousand ten instead he married his american wife two years later and they have two daughters now the family has the support of activists in several elected leaders i feel confident in if legal position but our clients confidence in the judiciary and as well as the will of the american people is stronger he could still be deported as soon as monday sonia rincon ten ten wins in lower manhattan creative animation executive at the disney company will leave his post at the end of the year following accusations of unwanted touching john lasseter reportedly hugged and touch those who work with him in unwelcome ways lassiter a co founder of pixar has been away from the studio since taking a six month leave and apologizing to anyone who received an unwanted hug wins news time six thirty six the metoo movement has received lots of talk but there are questions today about just how much really is changed at hollywood actress jamila djamil sites what she calls hypocrisy after a meal hersh was hired by quentin tarantino despite his assault conviction i spent fifteen days in jail for choking movie executive danielle burn field three years ago to meal calls his hiring a case of intense.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"In orange county too close to call a few days after california's primary election democrats are in a neck and neck race to see who will challenge republican congressman dana rohrabacher in november the dams have been eyeballing his seat as one of twenty three they need to flip to regain control of the house this is a heavily contested contest you have an incumbent it's been in there for quite some time and you know it is all eyes on this around the nation because there's a lot at stake oh see registrar voters neil kelly says it's probably going to be a few more days before the race can be called his team has to get through all the uncounted ballots and observers from both campaigns are challenging some of the votes i don't let that impact me me at all i just continue to call balls and strikes as i see them the other neck and neck race between democrats and republicans fighting for no see supervisor seat cooper rummell knx ten seventy newsradio la county is hiring a third party investigative agency to determine why the names of thousands of residents were left off voter rolls during tuesday's primary election and that prompted some confusion at polling places although anyone who experienced the problem was able to vote by provisional ballot the issue affected voter rolls at more than fifteen hundred precinct locations a total of one hundred and eighteen thousand votes voters names or two percent of registered voters in la county were left off the list it's one fifty time for your money john lasseter is out at disney variety reports he'll leave at the end of the year following sexual harassment accusations by female employees lassiter's the chief creative officer for disney animation at pixar he's been on sabbatical since november many in the animation community have urged need to oust him at disney statement no reason for his departure e three opens in l a next week and there'll be more than thirty five hundred products on display but fortnight will probably be the talk of the video game show epic games title now has forty five million players worldwide with.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A conclusion anytime soon no there are no real indications that this is coming to a conclusion soon the next stage will be as far as mr manafort is concerned when he appears in court next friday and that's when a judge will reconsider the conditions of his bail whether to tighten the conditions of his freedom as he is now or in fact to revoke bail which would mean that he would go to jail pending his trial that was peter bows in los angeles fiona has some other stories from unused ask the united states has agreed to extradite the former president of panama ricardo martinelli was arrested in florida year ago mr martinelli is facing charges of corruption and illegal wiretapping he also rejects these allegations unseasonal cold weather in the andean areas of bolivia and peru is creating difficulties for farmers who say they're struggling to keep their animals alive snow is covering grazing areas leaving herds of llamas and our parkas malnourished antonia karachi who's lost several animals says many of her surviving hurt haven't eaten for days it's awful our animals are dying we don't know how we're going to live we don't produce anything here we live off our livestock and here in london soldier from the coldstream guards is set to become the first to wear a turban during the trooping the colour parade which marks the queen's official birthday guardsmen sharon preet singh lau who's a sikh said he thought it would encourage those from different religions and backgrounds to join the british army the walt disney company has announced that john lasseter its head of animation co founder of pixar and the mon behind some of the best loved family films of recent decades is to leave the company at the end of the year he's being on a sabbatical since last november after members of staff made allegations of misconduct in the wake of the metoo movement stephanie tillotson reports john lasseter is described by variety as the most influential animator since walt disney he joined pixar in one thousand nine hundred four and pioneered the use of computer techniques.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The hardaway the more complicated one the one would move failures at first successes the one that has ultimately proven to have more meaning victory more glory the you will not regret it and if i leave you with anything i'm gonna leave you with these two words and those two words are i'm batman lots of advice for although graduates to absorb and now a news update the walt disney company is ending its relationship with john lasseter who's the creative force behind pixar and walt disney animation studios the move follows allegations that surfaced last year that lassiter engage in inappropriate work behavior with female employees next week on the news hour we're launching our second series from william brenham examining the global fight to end aids the newshour travels to russia a nation with a surging hiv problem driven by drug addiction and a chaotic response i would say in short they did it all wrong then we traveled to nigeria were children are still getting the virus from their mothers and dying of aids at an alarming rate while when did this go brian tilles had crime and we traveled to florida with a tourist mecca of miami is also a hotbed of hiv infection miami central be at the center of idiots in the rural south stigma prejudice and poverty dr hiv rates higher than in parts of sub saharan africa and they are kids out there who are putting themselves in danger putting yourself at risk that is next week on the news hour and that's a wrap for the.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on AP News
"The leader of walt disney animation but john lasseter says he's taking a sixmonth leave of absence nip donahue report he's apologizing quote missteps employee john legere is responsible for movies like cars and finding nemo in a lee worded memo lassiter says he knows he has made some employees field disrespected two tv networks have cut their ties with interviewer charlie rose sex abuse scandal ap correspondent warren levinson reports cbs suspended charlie rose the washington post published story about his sexual misbehavior now it has fired him from his dual role at the network he had been a host of cbs this morning since 2012 and a correspondent for sixty minutes cbs news president david rhodes says there is nothing more important than ensuring professional workplace pbs meanwhile has ended its partnership with rose saying it expects all its producers to provide workplaces then ploy treated with dignity and respect pbs aired his interview program but rose owns the show warren levinson new york police in delaware slapped fifteen people with citations this week the right up didn't carry of fine butter reward for a free turkey the news journal of wilmington reports the tom police department and a local church teamed up to recognize acts of kindness and improve the image of local police bullies handed out caught you being good citations to people they found doing something positive the citations are good for a free turkey from the chapel or they could pay it forward rushed to old navy.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on AP News
"The copd register of pixar and the leader of walt disney animation but john lasseter says he's taking a sixmonth leave of absence the ap's of donahue reports he's apologizing for quote missteps with employee john lasseter is responsible for and logged story cars and finding nemo innovatively worded memo lassiter says he knows he has made some employees field disrespected and uncomfortable in his memo lassiter said he especially wanted to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of it unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt cross the line he added the sabbatical will be used to recharge and return with the insight and perspective to be the leader pixar and disney deserve i'm ed donahue the violence happening in me and bar has been given a name by the united states government and it's not alone in its distinction ap's rita foley reports the us has officially declared it ethnic cleansing the trouble began in august the military says will hinder insurgents attacked security forces in myanmar soldiers and mobs retaliated against rohingya muslims killing men raping women and burning homes their goal to force thorough hin got out of the country so i terry of state tillerson says no provocation justifies those atrocities the us declaration at the violence against roe hang a muslims is ethnic cleansing puts pressure on the military to stop what it calls clear us operations rita foley washington alabama stays atop the college football playoff rankings but as a piece denny cap reports there's the new number two alabama in miami are once you in the latest college football playoff rankings the hurricanes moved ahead of clemson for the second spot ten days before the two teams meet and the acc championship game the crimson tide will put its eleven a no record on the line when they take on auburn on saturday alabama moved to the top ten rankings after previous number one georgia's lost to the tigers on november 11th oklahoma remains number four headed into saturday's game against west virginia wisconsin and auburn remained right behind the top four in a week when the top half of the selection committee's.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on KPCC
"Hello and welcome on today's show two groups of female investors are among those interested in buying the weinstein company and antonin mccartney writer and producer of the new film darkest hour talks about the genius of winston churchill speeches he makes te given you the bad news with inspirational hopeful projections and he would the bounce between that scaring you and lifting you off but first john lasseter is now the latest powerful man in hollywood to be felled by accusations of sexual misconduct he may not be a household name to everyone but the films that he's directed at pixar animation studios are produced there certainly are and that includes everything from the toy story movies to finding demo to the company's latest cocoa which opens tomorrow and as chief creative officer at walt disney animation studios his reach extends far beyond pixar lassiter announced in a company white email today that he is taking a sixmonth leave of absence donncha maleski is the technology editor for deadline and i got her on the today abc was breaking john now it in eight meant that he had certain big missteps and he apologized to anyone who has been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or other gesture that they felt cross the line uh we have spoken with uh people picks are women who say that john was known for this sort of uncomfortably long hug and indeed we just published an account how there was uh there's this practice maneuver among women on staff they called it the head turn so that when john came in a leaned in front unsolicited kiss because would land on their cheeks on their lips um so he's uh been described to us as a uh very tactile person who perhaps had issues with boundaries six months leave of absence for hugging doesn't quite square it does feel as if they're something more to this story that we haven't yet heard or hasn't yet been unearthed johnny you know um cali wit is rife allegations um and it wouldn't be responsible to talk about them and and unless they were substantiate it but um his name is has been swirling of the ether for some time we should step back now describe a little bit about john he is a governor with the academy of motion picture arts and sciences he is an oscar winner he's the chief creative officer at walt disney animation studios.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"The show so good even while we're on the air today even while we're on the air this news breaks the head of disney animation john lasseter has just announced according to the hollywood reporter this is breaking news that after acknowledge painful quote painful conversations an unspecified quote missteps that he wrote about in a in a memo to staff today i was in obtained by the hollywood reporter the disney head john last rim is taking a leave of absence from pixar now the statement arrived as the hollywood reporter was preparing a story that detailed alleged misconduct by the executive so of course it was incumbent upon them to then add this that he was stepping down he's best known as one of the founders of pixar began as part of the graphics group at lucasfilm any help popularise the cgi animation in films like toy story abuts life monsters inc the conference i want you to think about this today we've had a major journalist in charlie rose the longest serving congressman in john conyers and now the head of the number one animation powerhouse in all the world all wrecked by the same thing private behavior that they never really expected will be public crossing winds that they are obviously barest to have cross in doing things that ended up costing them in some way or another the rest of their career their reputation maybe the rest of their lives work just the three latest pothole gene in the long litany of road kill in this kind of uncovering that we are in the midst of as it pertains to sexual behavior between men and women guys we need to reexamine exactly what we think we are and who we are i'm kevin mchale balance of nature's fruits and veggies i have been on these supplements from balance of nature for a couple of years now on prior to that i used at their supplements they did nothing for me this has been absolutely wonderful i have never felt so good and i have dealt so much better health wise my cholesterol down all my.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on WXYT CBS Sports Radio 1270
"Will good curve you've got multiple your left with john lasseter you've got multiple years at control i tile hendrik you've got addison rob go hobby by lacked a and a half i keep going on and on but they are mit thing bill the pact could robo yang how be starting pitcher jim john lackey do not going to be here after this year and jake arrieta probably will not be your after this year based on how fit and his salary demand with got or at aged the fact you're all that is when you take at that that art kwang bigleague you i am i going to a ball infielder and you've been yeah they gave up who really elite wires those guys are going to impact our team over the next two years and the cavs are trying to win multiple world bury it at the height of being really good and going for it where the stocks are where the cobb work or five years ago and they are adding that a prospect all the more elite prospect a better chance that you're gonna hit when a number of of and when you look at how they can tana an what he has done this season this year some of the numbers are particularly striking striking david gabala but his strikeouts per nine and some other metrics a pretty interesting what does he actually going to be for the cubs in the second what's a realistic expectation if you're theo epstein and cubs hands kabir khanna for for for ghinva who they are looking at hamid probably the second got guy in their rotation what giro actor who have to pitch while the last couple of weeks ago ironhorse beef go one multiple world jerry and there's no guy that we have not many in the game then i would rather give the ball to with your he's an on the line that him last year game five wrigley yet the indians down three one world jerry at jibal after the jam and the cub win john left a big game pitcher jose qatada never proven he can do that because he simply never had the opportunity eve never pitched in high leverage never really elite postseason games so if you're a guy that i think comes in here the.
"john. lasseter" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"You think about what makes those what comes out of those three factories what comes out of the picks our factory the marvel factory the lucasfilm factory almost across the board it is super high quality it's great it takes a lotta time does so so on the one hand you'd like if i i would absolutely understanding forgive it bob eiger was just calling up in kevin feige at marvel or john lasseter pixar and just being like for the love of god and you help me out on the tv front can you move faster and in out there like well maybe we could but with that would take time away from it out taking several years to produce a high quality and by the way highgrossing film that then has all of these ancillary products to come out of the consumer products division so it's it's definitely a challenge that they've got over there s before you go any further gotta say sank to our friends at slack for sponsoring today's episode a market for slack as a messaging app that brings together all your team to communicate in one place and it makes your work life simpler and it makes you more productive we use slack here at the motley full we've been using it for a few years and it's fantastic just if honestly if the only thing it did was cut down on internal email that would be worth the price of division right there and it is substantially cut down on our internal email but flag does a lot more than that it allows you to organize your team realtime messaging video voice calls group filesharing searchable archives all in one easy to use app and interests saves you a lot of time you don't have to search through all those emails to find that one follow upper geno switch across multiple tabs and platforms plus.