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Mike and Fox's Jesse Watters Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane
"Guy for a long time back to fox news channel days which feels like about two lifetimes ago and i took umbrage at the daily beast claiming jesse waters has the most punishable face in america. Now that that was an outrage. Until i've seen jesse now that face on tv every morning noon and night on fox news for the last couple of weeks. I've never seen anybody on. Tv more than you are these days my friend i only found. She is on tv where than jetty waters. He might be a little funnier than you. And you're a funny guy. Got a lot to catch up on in fact jesse. Let's start here of course fox news channel host. He hosts waters world every saturday night at eight. Pm he's one of the co host of the five and his new book is called. How i saved the world reading about. The book is so funny. I can't wait to read the book because the description is hysterical. Somebody asked me yesterday about the years that i spent as a fox news channel contributor and i said you know after doing it i just i don't want i didn't wanna do tv anymore. It's a weird thing. I'm that i'm like greg. Gut fells unicorn one of those rare breeds. That doesn't want to be on tv yet. You know talk about what that feels like because you know what it's like people there are people around us. Maybe you. you'd run over your own beloved mother to get a few minutes of airtime on on the boob tube. You know what i mean for your audience. Who doesn't realize i was a production assistant and i would call mike gallagher and catch them on the cell. The book for the factor. I would get a gallagher of car service and call the studio so mike gallagher could have makeup and get mike gallagher onto the studio in time so he can talk to the
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
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"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"I just like i'm sorry to gone but i feel like this is such a complicated and nuanced issue. I think i think it comes down to like a really big issue is bat like just get the shot mentality like. We just have to get the shot. It's like oh no matter. What costs you get sucked into these zones at times in this industry where it's like you sacrifice so much of your energy blood sweat and tears to to get the the set ups you know you get the lights all rigged up. Everything's looking great. It's perfect the lights. Just right and then. Yeah i mean like say say you get all that done in then you look at the clock and you're out of time and i mean obviously that's you know that sounds like you got a bad ad but you know for me. It's it's definitely that sort of mentality. That i just really try to seek out. Avoid because sometimes you get you. It's very intoxicating. Almost you know like it's intoxicating to be on set and to be you know in a shared experience with a bunch of people where you're all tired in you're all miserable and and there's like certain family type of feeling to that and a lot of ways that can be very dangerous because at the end of the day it is your job. It's your job and you deserve to get sleep. You deserve to spend time with your family. But there's like this sort of romanticised filmmaker in everyone's head the one who we watch all those behind the scenes documentary our lives. You've seen all those clips of filmmakers tired and and the the actors you know ready to go home and this and and there's a culture where those moments is what built that directors career. You thinking you have those moments like if he didn't do that. There's there's like a story that i've like. I don't know why i know this. But like they ran out of money on the rock and michael bay was like no..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"It may help some people. But i think that there's going to be work around and this is going to be continued efforts to exploit and continually be people who are willing to be exploited for opportunity. That's just kind of the dynamic of it. Unfortunately there's there's so many movies being made for all kinds of different budgets for all kind of like the ones where there's not a single union within miles and you know it's like you know you you hear those horror stories about sets with horrible safety practices in in my market kind of common phrases. Twelve on twelve off. I don't know if you'll have that up there but if you know it's like like you know literally the rule here you know in terms of being respectable production if you're not dealing with unions is you know you shoot for twelve hours and then you have to get at least twelve hours. Not shooting. And i can't tell you how many times i've been on a set where that was just completely disregarded even though everyone like there's there's really eat like a pervasive thing in culture right now where people want to act like they they care about these things until until it counts and in really like and really like what happens is you're standing around on set and you're like okay. It's been like two hours longer than what i was supposed to be here for. And i have to wake up again and come out here and there's this feeling of like we have these actors here now and they're not going to be able to come tomorrow so we got it. We're going to have to just push through sorry guys you know. And it's it's one of those things it's it's a lot of what we sort of talked about last week with just like the bad deals in like being valued and all that sort of stuff like it's hard because you you want to like you said it's it's so well catered to exploiting your dreams. That's the best. That's a really good way to put it. Yeah i mean thank you..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Bp's including john linley. Who's the president of local six hundred. And that's a big part of the story wrote a letter asking producers to address long workdays the like this is actually a subject. Been working on for a while. I'm about to launch another podcast called distorted by glamour that is just about like labor issues in film. I think film should work eight hour days. I think it's insane. We don't i think it destroys lives and i. You know it's been a big thing this year. There's a big instagram account. Going right now called a stories that you should follow just people telling stories about how miserable this to work these hours. This letter I love a lot of ways. I think it's a little narrow and it's focused in that. It only talked about health. It's like we need to work hours for health health health. And i'm like i'm fine with health. Health is great but also like we should just work hours. Because we'd like even if it's not about health don't we all deserve to like work in our day and then like see our family at night or if you don't have a family just like smoke weed and video games like like what like health is great. I think focusing too much on health makes it feels a little bit like giving him the argument like we work our days. Like why do we need to give a reason like can we just say let's work eight hour days it. I was really glad to see the president of local six hundred signing the letter. 'cause unions are how we got our in the first place like if you don't know read about the west. Virginia coal worse like an eight hour day. Five day week people paid for that in blood. We did not used to work that. If you work in eight hour you have a weekend. Eight is because of unions toes. Really glad to see local six hundred. Which is the cinematographer skilled. The president signed the letter. Saying like look guys. We have to do something. i think. you know. It is something that cinematographers don't have a lot of power over. I remember i was shooting this music video and i just started dating someone new and she was like okay. Well like you're the dp right so like you'll know when you're gonna get off like can you just like you know like i wanna buy these tickets to a concert or whatever and i was like no no being the dp not actually give me the power to leave whenever i feel like like shoots gonna be the shoot and you know the dis but i think it's good to have really big ones putting their name in this letter. I think he's gonna take a lot of action to get to the point where we as a film industry all agree that like. We should just shoot eight hour days..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Is fusion. It is a full three d capacitor. The beauty of after effects is the first time i used after fifteen years ago. I literally just opened it. I didn't do a single tutorial. And i'm monkeying around and i figured out how to do the thing i wanted to do on the shot now. I had a roommate who did after effects and i asked him a couple of questions but i was at you open after affection. You can sort of like push your way through it without feeling like you need a lot. Fusion is not like that open fusion. And you look at it and you're like what the fuck is this and then you close fusion it's super powerful but it's like it's too much it's a completely different mindset with nodes. It's like iterative like so you build systems and it's like and obviously after is just layer base so it takes it to me. I've i've definitely dabbled infusion as well and it's it's a great composite tool it's the best of at least for free or whatever but people will always try to make the comparison and there's no comparison like to me. After-effects has the entire market cornered on duty motion and and the the composing side of it is maybe a little bit more of a like a plus but if you're trying to do motion design infusion like it i've watched the same processes happened literally simultaneously like i had a kind of a battle with a friend one time and it was like about basically doing the same thing infusion versus after-effects because he was trying to prove a point because he wanted me to switch and and you know not to not to to my own horn. But i you know i smoked him. It was just like they just do different things and like really. There's there's some stuff what's there's a new. There's a new tutti motion graphics thing. That's that's like kinda out. I keep forgetting the the. It's like His dome no no no no. it starts with a p. dang it. I can't think of it but there's there's like this weird procedural motion graphics thing. That's kind of like it's making waves a little bit. It's like the houdini of motion graphics. Basically i'm going to look that up because it's going to drive me crazy. Well here's the thing i think. Black magic needs to buy them and integrate it because frankly fusion is great but give me like a real simple to d sophisticated motion graphics tab as well but if black magic doesn't do that aftereffects if you built a single like aftereffects premier thing that gave like get some people back i think..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"At our everyone switching over to and and i just really i don't know i i really hope that stability is also a big priority and i mean i think with apple in one machines and all that sort of stuff. They're like that's definitely becoming a thing. But there is a feeling when i hop in resolve. I've been kind of learning in dabbling with resolve your and there. There is a feeling run. Like this really feels smoother. Geez you know. It's getting more and more awkward every month. And when i see a big you know when i see them acquire something for so much money just like man. I really hope. I really hope they. They're they're working on the other stuff too because you know the more and more feels like people are jumping ship. I mean what. I hope adobe does is i hope they take a page from black magic and they make it all went up. 'cause the thing is like dynamic link is great but i you know i just got a bunch of commercials been cutting a lot of commercials and pandemics the weirdest thing but i've been enjoying it. A superfund and honest to god the ability to not dynamic link. Have it all be the same time. Line as i go in i. I'm not doing any fusion on these. There's affects team on them. But i'm doing all the sound work on them. Some going back and forth from the edit to fairlight to the edit to fairlight to the fairlight and there's no like waiting on another app download. There's no like oh. And then i render it back to premier. It is literally you know. Like i do all my work in fairlight and then go back and i make tweaks and it all ripples and it's like i can't imagine living without that and make you get that out of final cut pro. Although the tools aren't as robust for especially color grading you get that under resolve media composers different things they media composer always going to have their clients. Because nobody else if you have. Nine editors like cutting olympics footage media composer. There are no one else is going to be there like they own that space. So i think i mean honestly as much dynamic link was amazing a decade ago when we were used to the old finally cut seven workflow of like all right. Well i render out this file. And do i use it an animation kodak or ups kodak. And then i put it affects that render it back out and i drop it the time line do i wanna layer it or like dynamically was such a huge thing a decade ago. But i honestly feel like adobe really needs to drop a single time line app. That gives me after-effects premier and audition in a single time line without lincoln..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Am an is interesting. And then they rolled out at any between nineteen amazing resolve. Integrations where your framework drive just shows up as a hard drive in your media pool in resolve and you can just start cutting from it and it all sinks up and it makes dailies are like laura's proxies automatic it's just like slick hell and those integrations came way earlier to other software than they did to adobe so i think at least partially will be interesting to see because you know publicly saying we remain committed to all four major editing platforms including media composer. But it's going to be really interesting. I think we're gonna see new stuff. Roll out premier. I only is my guess. Yeah probably i mean i mean. That's not like a big assumption to make emery actually hopped into our on our facebook and was commenting on the on the actual article post saying a lot of that. Same stuff like we're not giving up on you know the da vinci Integrations all that sort of stuff. So i mean that's that's promising. Mean if he's saying it. I feel like that's gotta be true but i i definitely know. That's the biggest criticism of the deal. Probably and a lot of people. A lot of people have certain feelings about adobe right. now it's i. I just really kind of going back to what you're saying. They they definitely seem to be opening up to more different integrations things. Outside of the creative cloud like you know they just recently invested in blender and created a couple of add ons for blender and things like that. So it's kind of a maybe. They're kind of making more of play to become a little bit more accessible other in other pieces of software and things. I don't know. I kind kinda generally hills. I know my frustration with adobe but like what are other sort of frustrations with adobe 'cause like for me. It's been like i gave up my god subscription this year which and honestly it wasn't even like a particular thing that was annoying me about adobe realized everything i was still doing a premier. I can just do an resolve so i became resolve only in the last year or so if if it weren't for all of the after effects tie ins like And dynamic link comps and stuff. Like that i would have made the switch. I've every edit. I've done for the better part of a year. Now i tell myself. Okay this is the last one. I particularly for premier. And i think that i i have always loved premier..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Oh yeah no doubt they are the best and always have been so as sense then that this is. I mean from the perspective that adobe is like dope. There's a lot of like i know. Adobe is is like a a punt coming dad joke but it's a premier post production software. But i but like i so but there's competitors right and they're coming up hard against it. There's lots it's not a crowded space but there's a few at the top the people look at and so now i'm starting to look at the landscape. You're think like well. it does make sense. Maybe that they would pay whatever they could for the very best tool at something. That is so important. Going forward to the workflow with remote becoming commonplace now like the pieces fit together in my mind what i was like initially from my perspective looking up the stories confused by i was like i know frame is great but aren't there a lot of ways to do this. Is this one worth so much. And you guys have kind of answered. Well there's there's also there's three sort of keys. I think that are worth looking at one. Is that the you know frame. I've been working really hard on what they call. See to see. Camera cloud workflow where they've been working very hard one of the reasons they recruited michael cioni who works to build the money and pixel camera is to build a workflow where the camera like right now if i want all my dailies in frame oh i shoot. I download the carter my laptop i upload them to frame ao. There's an extra step there. Frame just launched and has been working very aggressively to be the leaders in camera to cloud your camera directly is automatically making dailies that show up in the cloud. Dt no not. It doesn't matter so if someone sitting in an office they can start editing. Those days right away. I think that is a big thing. That like adobe has been really pushing their creative cloud for as long as they've had it. But i've never had a good cloud at experience with adobe cloud tools for the like my media is on the cloud and i'm editing it and someone else sitting at the same time. I've never had that go well and i think that they want the wisdom technology and experience frame i o built in that and none of the competitors do that as well. I mean there are competitors high end. That are very expensive that do that. No one who has frames user base knowing that has frames like wide. Swath of people have that. I think it's also really useful.
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"It and i mean as you said like when they came out with what they came out with it. Seemed like every like dropbox started trying to do the same thing. Google started trying to do the same thing like you know eat. The landscape was like starting to match what they were doing. But i had no idea that it was that that I don't know valuable. One is what one point. Two seven five billion dollars. I mean a lot of money for for a tech company you know especially i would never imagine winning turning that number down regardless of what was going on. Yeah i mean. I thought they probably would ipo as well. I mean i think there's two interesting takeaways from 'cause yeah that's a really good perspective that that is a huge number the to interesting takeaways for me are one sort of this reminder of there's so much video be like when i first heard a frame when when it six years before they launched a friend of mine pitch dissimilarity. I still thought of filming. Filmmaking is being really niche so like in my mental math of like how much you could bake by building the special tool for filmmakers client notes easier and it wasn't the same ideas frame iefrem. I is much sleeker and simpler. My buddies idea was way more complicated and again didn't know how to build it He's gone on to start another very successful company. Smart fucker but like i never would have thought a billion dollar valuation. Because i didn't think there were that many people dealing with clients getting notes. I thought it was like me and ten of my friends at this problem. So i was like. Oh me and ten of my friends would love this solution. So maybe there's a few million dollars if you build it and i'll help you with whatever feedback and being part of the team and whatever 'cause i thought. It was a good idea ten years ago. But like i remember this one i interviewed emory where he was like. There is so much video being made by collaborative teams. And there's only going to be more. It is such a bigger thing than you think. The other thing is emmerson ever given this away for free. It has always been a paid product. It has always been a well paid product. It's always been pricey. And until until the pandemic there was no academic discount only when the pandemic started academic discounts start becoming thing and they were very reluctant about it. And it's not a hefty discount at. It's a good discount. i'm not going to. It's been useful. We've used at the school where i each. It's been amazing. Fucking very grateful for the academic discount. But it's not like you know. I mean there's some places where academics just free but they've always believed that their product was worth something and because of that. I think that they always have had you know if they gave it away to a third of their users. I think a lot of startups would do that. Should be like all right..
"production assistant" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"School and filmmaker. I'm here with your delman editor. In chief of no film school. Elo todd blankenship cinematographer tech writer. A brilliant texan. Thank you so much a. Is it going to everybody and this week. We're going to be talking a multibillion dollar deal. As adobe acquires frame. I o which has like many angles to evaluate. We're gonna be talking about some of the biggest cinematographers in the game. Deacons chievo and also john lynn the president of local six hundred signing a letter asking for an address on long workdays on film shoots all that this week on the no film school. Podcast our top.
Vicki Wickham on Ready Steady Go
"Well, the rocks pages podcast. This is Mark Pringle with me is my colleague Jessica Murison Bowie I'm mark and in third zoom window is very, very special guest Vicki Wickham Hi Vicki Hi both. The keys perched on her. New York, city this is eight o'clock in the evening London Time I've had my first Jones Hannukah Day and we'll be hearing sirens all of that sort of New York City soundscape. So for those who don't know I mean is legendary carrot tourneys business over the years I think as I say, produce on the fantastic pioneering pop TV series, ready steady go subsequently manager of La Belle, and in many ways, a CO create of La Belle was an artist and a friend and manager of Dusty Springfield and subsequently of the likes of Morrissey. Marr and Vicky tell us about how you got into pop music and as a professional activity totally by default. I would inland I was working. I had several jobs and I had one job that I really liked which I was working for radio BBC like entertainment it was cold. And My job was a production assistant and the writer, my producer, my boss Charles Chilton wrote these wonderful one hour specials. Flooding Allen or the moment or the songs from the First World War and so we have. Autism singers, musicians, actors, etc, etc etc and my job is to put all together. And I learned a lot needs to say but I I was thinking that it conciliates should be doing television radio and I don't quite know why but left thinking everybody would want me nobody walked in. One Luckily one of my really good friends Carolina with Carter was seeing somebody at associated rediffussion. Sunday could Elkin Allen. Let detail who set don't have it at the moment but. A secretarial job will come up. No I don't want to be the secretary. So he was great. He's lectured me and said, you want to be anything. You can just get your foot in the door and about a week later called me up and said come in. For you sat me down and said yes, your secretary but I promise you anyways cut a long story short. He had this idea for music show cooled ready steady go and by the time we will put together. The pilots can get at I was producing it. Did I know anything about pop music for? Thing but no did anybody else. So the show was picked up and luckily a couple of other young people we were young came in and we started working on a program could ready steady go at elk was mabus he left us alone. Yeah just great. It's it's amazing I mean ready steady go is so different from anything that come before it. Really I mean I suppose some the Jack Goods shows sort of pointed in direction to some extent but then you had a lot of really stiff stock not much pop music television full stop did you feel that what you're doing with revolutionary from very early point? At all we we just going out to you know as as you would our age going to clubs seeing people listening to Radio Caroline talking to people, and you know suddenly became very obvious that we could have these people on the show that when we went to see the rolling stones when we love Brian Jones who had the best hair in the will We could say come on the show and they did it was on the sleep. It was just gut reaction and knock I. Mean did anything to see any of this? No. Fantastic. I mean also. Undid you love always love music yourself. Personally was was all be something which is always chime to you because ready steady go was fantastic. Inner suspect it really focused free. Key American black music I didn't even know about black music I was. Gilbert and Sullivan. And South Pacific I knew nothing as we started ready steady. Very. Few black axe or autism in England. So inevitably, booking although the white exit cetera and the Springfield we became friends and dusty would play me these great blue soul rb records and that's when I fell in love with them and suddenly when we have these people own and literally would call agents and say other coming over, we could use the. and S Luckily, the show became big enough that it was worth people bringing them over because they knew they would be on the
Pikmin 3 Deluxe and Our Nintendo Backlogs
"My Name Is Casey Fritos I'm your host, and this week I am joined by Brian Tahoe. Hi Everyone Seth macy. And Logan. Plants. And I just wanted to mention that Logan Plant has now been working as production assistant for the last year. So thank you so much for everything that you've done for us. We super appreciate it and we welcome you on the show this week. It's been an awesome year of NBC. Got This GIG last August starting my senior year of College McMahon. Twenty. It's GONNA be year. It's going to be the best year for me. At prediction was was very untrue, but I've loved working on NBC. Well, we did get to do a thing that we do everybody who's worked with gene for year, which is broken your house in spray painted the logo on your shirt. So yeah. Yeah, got. Bad. It's still drying right here. Comfortable. I Apologize. But Hey guys so much for joining me this week. Let's start off by talking about the big news, which actually Nintendo finally decided to reveal something before recorded. So I'm very grateful for that thanking Intendo, but we finally known antennas next scheduled release. It will be picked three deluxe out on Astra with. For Fifty, nine, ninety, nine. No. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So You Brian, we're your pigment fan I look pick. Yeah, you. excited. Yeah, yes. Yes. Yes. I, am I'm all for. Every last great. We you exclusive game to no longer be that and to be brought to a platform where millions more people can enjoy it. And I've picked threes really fun. It's really good game. What I'm a little annoyed about with this is that. They. D listed the version. Basically, the exact moment that they announced this version and the version was on was selling for twenty dollars. So. That's kind of A. Weird situation. 'cause like. They're. They're basically telling their fans like if. If you have access to switch, this is where you'll have to play this game because you won't be able to get this anywhere else for cheaper. And also that the it's it's three times the price. Now, they're adding stuff to it, which obviously, we'll get into a, but yet my gut reaction was gay pigment three, and then also boo to the price of then also, you're totally going to pay that price, get pigment three under switch. So yeah, you're totally right. The an I also wanted to mention that we're bringing up the kind of skis tactic of taking it off the we shop. You. Guys noticed that all of the the vouchers that people bought I think it was, it was one hundred dollars for for two vouchers, one voucher per game, and they expired on July thirty first, which is right. Before they made this announcement I know at least one person in our podcast forums on facebook mentioned that they actually called Nintendo customer service and asked for the. Vouchers to get an extension and they granted him the extension by another year. It is now too late to do that. Ari. Or maybe not maybe if you have expired vouchers sitting around, you can call customer service and have them I'm so sorry, Nintendo customer service workers. You guys get a flux of collars because of this, but hey, it's worth a shot right especially if you haven't used them yet. But that was kind of embarrassed about this whole thing to like you mentioned, the vouchers are to one hundred bucks, which means if you buy, you know sixty bucks a sixty dollar game you're saving. Ten Bucks per game, which is a great deal. But you. They stopped selling them like a year ago. Yesterday, basically, two days ago, and with the expiration, you could put them towards stuff that was available for preorder. But because Pittman three wasn't available for preorder. You couldn't put it towards that Nintendo has been pretty quiet about. Announcing Twenty Twenty lineup arrested twenty twenty WANNA and so. You didn't really have anywhere to put that money and then. They retire those vouchers in three days. Later, there were like Pittman three and so A. Libertarian Carriers I. Wish I'd have panned out a little bit better. Yeah not crazy about I will. I would have been more forgiving if they announced it like the day, the vouchers expired because then at least people would be like I, have to spend it on this. Now, I mean, it still would have been a little bit questionable, but not nearly as various as this was i. don't Know Logan Seth? Did you guys by those doctors? No, I. Didn't I thought. It was I would just spend the extra ten bucks. I'm not really a digital player I mostly get physical stuff, but I thought another weird thing about it is like a third of the Games. You could get with voucher dollars. You weren't even saving anything on a bunch of the options. So that was another kind of weird part about the voucher system. I was just never onboard with the whole thing. You. No I didn't buy the batches. I. Actually Forgot
Top 5 Films of 2020 (So Far) / Inception (Nolan
"Welcome to film spotting another week another delay Josh for ten at the latest from Christopher Nolan that film now scheduled for an August twelfth release. It means I guess we can space out these final. Few films are Nolan. A little bit more. Yeah, I suppose it gives us that, but still sad news I mean obviously for both of us for most people one of the most anticipated movies of the year just to keep see it getting pushed back. Yeah, and you have to wonder whether or not August twelfth is realistic with Covid. Nineteen cases spiking all over the country. Nolan's inception, which celebrates its tenth anniversary. This year is as of this recording Josh still scheduled to return to theaters, tenants original slot on July seventeenth. So you have Nolan doing basically what we did. When the pandemic he went to his archive for content, sure and we, we went back to movies. We've for the most part already talked about here on the show. These films do comprise Nolan retrospective what we're calling the Uber Review and it continues with the inception this week. Our podcast listeners. Listeners will hear some listener feedback from our recent Spielberg show, we did a forty fifth anniversary. Sacred Cow Review of jaws, and we power ranked the five decades. Spielberg's directing career just a few weeks ago, before taking a quick break, that was a fun show Josh. And surprisingly we only got a few angry emails about your daring to play Spielberg's nineties output in your last slot number five. Yeah, well sometimes when you're faced with the truth Adam, there's not much more you can say. Yeah I did have at four, so I'm not sure that I'm shielded from all that hatred, either we will get to all that later in the show, but first adamant. I have seen a fair number of new releases this year. Just you know at Home Hey Adam and Josh. This is your former production assistant. Andy Mitchell with a recommendation for your best film of two thousand so far. That film is Sam failures disclosure. Documentary about. Nothing less than the history of cinema and television through the Lens of the transgender community, it may look like a typical activists film, but it plays more like the story of film series that Markelle cousins did a few years ago weaves together clips. From from the silent era today with fascinating reactions from dozens of trans artists. I'm telling you I did not expect to come away from this. Thinking a daytime talk show like Jerry. Springer might have actually been helpful in some way, so check it out. It's streaming now on net flicks. I, hope you give it a watch. Thanks for the show here's hoping for a better back half of twenty twenty, always nice to hear from our former PA Andy Mitchell and a great recommendation there. I know we've both been rushing over the past week to fit in some movies that we hadn't caught up with yet this year. I did make time for disclosure after Andy's recommendation and even though it didn't. Didn't make my top five. I'm with Andy highly recommend the film and he mentioned it almost playing more like a story of film series. I think that's what's so remarkable about the documentary is if Sam Feder had come to me for any advice on how to approach the subject matter. I might have said if you're GONNA. Try to tell the entire history of. transgender representation in cinema you probably either have to pick that lane or pick the lane of telling these more personal stories of the various performers and artists who are following in the wake of that, and who are now carving out their own identities on screen, and how far we've come talk about that evolution with maybe a little bit of that perspective. Josh of course needed, but it would divide. Divide the documentary too much, and somehow it is this absolutely thorough edifying look at the way. Cinema has typically represented transgender identity, but it also reveals these really amazing personal stories of these artists so definitely recommend disclosure available now Netflix and I suppose with that Josh Let's get into our countdown. It has certainly been an odd year, but we feel like we've seen enough movies and certainly more. Small movies, maybe in terms of the big Hollywood releases. We haven't been able to get out to the theater. That's for sure, but it's really been a boon for video on demand opportunities, and for seeing a lot of movies that would fit into our golden brick type of category I have three potential golden bricks among my top five, so movies made by new. New Directors or new to US director. Is that similar for you? Yeah I think that's what's had the most effect on my left. Compared to previous years, which is a good thing you know we. We do our best to give attention to these smaller films and this strange year without major theatrical releases. We've been able to do even more of that so i. I think this list would probably look a little different If there had been the usual theatrical release date, but I still feel really good about the films that I have on my list, and it's going to be a mix of some. We've talked about even reviewed together on the show Adam and a few a couple that we haven't
Carmen Rita Wong, author, host, and financial expert
"Hey everyone. The show might sound a bit different today because we're skimming from three different couches, the skin is still working from home for the time being because of covid nineteen today we are very excited. Carmen reader Wong joins us on skimmed from the couch. She is the founder and CEO of Malakand productions. She's also an author and the former host and Co creator of on the money on CNBC she spent years as a personal finance expert for NBC CBS. And CNN and she's written for publications including Glamour. Latina essence and good housekeeping, and in a very big full circle moment she was also carly's boss. At one point Carmen, we are very excited to talk to you. Welcome your skin from the couch, also good to be with you guys. This is very full circle for me. My very first job right out of college was as a production assistant at CNBC for new show called on the money, and I was there for about two weeks when I think somebody jobs one day, somebody came to me in. They're like you actually your job titles changing. Carmen's personal assistant. Good luck. To check. Back and like go theater sheets, anything for lunch very quickly currently under her wing, and it's amazing that we are still in touch today. I'm so excited to have you here. I'm so excited to be here. Those were the days right. Oh my gosh of you sitting just off the camera when we're on the set. general. I still high. You take all your your hamburger, your water your coffee. I got down hot and it's. Certainly was not divis- at all because it was one of those things where I was working as we'll talk. I'm like jumping ahead like twenty. Our date I mean nonstop seven days a week so carleen literally keeping me alive. We're GONNA get into all of this, but I will say you are one of the hardest working people I have ever known so I. Am very excited to share your story, so we're going to start with the question. We like to ask everybody. Which is Skim your resume? Gone how about this I don't have a resume. Here really I mean not that I don't think I have one. State, but like you've had one at different times you. Working for myself fifteen year whatever many years it was, so I haven't had to pull one together in more than a decade. You become a bio Danielle you did. You did a great introduction in so many things I've been a magazine editor, a TV host and writer and producer and a faculty professor author I'm Working Fifth Book. I'm an investor in women led companies, and I am a board member for some big nonprofits, which I love that work to so all of it. What something that isn't in the bio and we can't Google about you that people should know oh girl. You think I'm GonNa tell you that. Google. Wade Carly anything you know you did not read I think one thing that people like maybe John. Know about us like you're I, mean. Maybe they're hearing now, but you are very funny like you're very good sense of humor, and you're very good under pressure. Thank you yeah I'm freaking rock under pressure, but that doesn't mean I mean. You may not see what's happening inside, but yeah, I'm a goofball can't google at I mean there's some pretty funny pictures of me. Still shots that people take if you google made them. That's the one thing that going forward. It'd be nice to show people more, but as people who do know me like. Carly knows me off camera. Yeah, I'm a goofball. You are all right. We're GONNA get into this. This which if we talk about people's Childhood in? Toss how you grew up, but I think you are very. Guests were like your childhood is really really important to get into and kind of the family dynamic. You grew up with and how that folded over time and you're somebody who learned a lot about your family. As you got older, so I want to let you can share your story. I will just start off by saying you were born in New, York and then West. Those uptown Manhattan. I was I, actually did a story on the moth. Right, which is on the podcast as well a bit about what you alluded to there about finding out only last year that I have no idea who my father is, so that's a whole thing, but I grew up with two fathers. Up with the father named after hoppy Wong, and then I grew up with my stepfather, had a very very strong mother Dominican mother, who emigrated when she was fifteen, and we lived in Uptown Manhattan, and my brother, and my older brother, and I were the walls, but she eventually divorced, and we moved to New Hampshire. And that was a real shock for us a very big culture shock
Harvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to Los Angeles Over Charges, DA Says
"Here in New York Manhattan dredges sentenced former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein to twenty three years in prison in a landmark ruling. The metoo movement after his sentencing Weinstein was taken under armed guard. And bus from the Manhattan courthouse to rikers island jail. He was later transferred to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After complaining of Chest Pains Weinstein was found guilty last month of raping an aspiring actress. Jessica man in a hotel room in two thousand thirteen and if sexually assaulting production Assistant Mimi Halley at his apartment in two thousand six by forcibly performing oral sex on her attorney. Gloria allred read from Haley's victim's impact statement outside the court just after Weinstein sentencing. I have observed an indifference a lack of remorse. A lack of acknowledgment a lack of awareness and self awareness by the defendant throughout this process. That has made me feel anger. That has left me concern that. He is completely disconnected from the gravity of the crime that he committed against me and the impact. It's had I can only hope that whatever sentence the court sees fit is long enough for Harvey Weinstein to acknowledge what he's done and to be truly. Sorry Actress Mira Sorvino Tweeden response. I literally criterias of amazement. Gratitude that the justice system has worked on behalf of all of his victims today unquote meanwhile prosecutors in Los Angeles are working to extradite Weinstein to face further charges of rape and sexual assaults in California
"production assistant" Discussed on AP News
"Weinstein's maximum sentences 29 years in prison the minimum 5 years for raping an aspiring actress in 2013 and sexually assaulting a TV and film production assistant in 2006 both women are expected to be in court to give victim impact statements Weinstein will also be allowed to speak he decided not to testify at his trial Weinstein maintains his innocence and contains any sexual activity was consensual the case set off the me too movement many Weinstein accusers say he used his Hollywood prestige to befriend them dangling movie roles to gain their trust a second criminal case is pending in California I'm at Donahue
Weinstein faces sentencing, prison in landmark #MeToo case
"Weinstein's maximum sentences twenty nine years in prison the minimum five years for raping an aspiring actress in twenty thirteen and sexually assaulting a TV and film production assistant in two thousand six both women are expected to be in court to give victim impact statements Weinstein will also be allowed to speak he decided not to testify at his trial Weinstein maintains his innocence and contains any sexual activity was consensual the case set off the me too movement many Weinstein accusers say he used his Hollywood prestige to befriend them dangling movie roles to gain their trust a second criminal case is pending in California I'm at Donahue
"production assistant" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"In twenty thirteen and of sexually assaulting production assistant Marion Haley at his apartment in two thousand six by forcibly performing oral sex on her Weinstein was convicted of first degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third degree rape however he was acquitted of two more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and first degree rape he faces a total sentence of up to twenty nine years in prison Toronto Burke founder of the me too movement and now the executive director of the newly established organization of the same known as me to international spoke to democracy now last week she stressed the need to fight the systems that make Harvey Weinstein's possible what I'm trying to do and I think what those of us who on the ground doing his work I try to do is use this as an example of why we have to examine the largest systems I really don't want people to rest on this verdict as an indictment of the whole movement or to victory even for the whole movement I don't think that our work is done but we have to do is look at people like Harvey Weinstein and unpacking what type of power and privilege was he surrounded by that allowed him to do these crimes for twenty and thirty years right he is an individual person who did this but individuals don't operate in isolation you don't become Harvey Weinstein overnight without having systems of power around you to keep you in that position so really as the new trial happens as we get to his sentence and we had to keep a close eye on that but use that as an example to talk about the larger issue of sexual violence and how it affects people who are in positions like Harvey Weinstein who aren't actresses in Hollywood all people have access to the same kind of resource that has to be accountability across the board yes the person who perpetrated the crime needs to be accountable for the harm that they cost but other people are causing harm and if we turn a blind eye to the system that they operate and then we'll just have another Harvey Weinstein right now there's another Weinstein being grown there's another R. Kelly being grown to do the same exact thing that's why we have to up in the system Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance cold wind seems called Weinstein a quote vicious serial predator and quote however Vance himself is gonna come under severe criticism many calling for his resignation for failure to hold sex offenders accountable it's ridiculous that it takes ninety women to get two convictions sixty and seventy women to come forward to get attention to these issues and the fact that side vents didn't bring a case against Harvey Weinstein over the years when he's had other evidence is something that we do have to look at his statement yesterday was great but that doesn't race which we didn't do so many of us will never see the inside of the courtroom so many survivors will never have a moment like we had yesterday we will never see this kind of justice if you well and part of it is because of people like that who sent ME gate key so that powerful men like Harvey Weinstein never also have to sit inside of a courtroom and that's problematic this is why I keep going back to the system he is a part of that system that perpetuates this continued violence against a lot of sexual violence that was to run a Burke executive director of a need to international interview Tuesday on democracy now democracy now can be heard five days a week on W. O. R. T. or at any time at all at the Rocksino dot org ends Friday Wisconsin appeals court struck down in Ozaukee county judge's ruling that thousands of people had to be quickly removed from the state's voter rolls because they're believed to have moved the appeals judges also unanimously overturned a finding that state election officials were in contempt of court for not taking people off the rolls this ruling comes a month after a district appeals court medicine temporarily blocked the decision that affects over two hundred thousand voters throughout Wisconsin Friday's ruling puts more of a permanent block on the effort to take voters off the rolls the Wisconsin Election Commission notified voters in October that they were believed to have moved and if they did not update their registration by twenty twenty one they'd be removed from the voter rolls the conservative group Wisconsin institute for law and liberty sued urging the state to remove voters from the rolls much faster now that the appeals court has issued its final ruling those bringing the lawsuit will try again to get the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take up the case if voters are ultimately removed from the rolls they can re register to vote online at my vote dot W. I. dot gov at the clerk's office or at the polls on election day voters can also use that state website to check their registration status to find out if they've been flagged as possibly moving Wisconsin is projected to be one of the most closely watched states in the twenty twenty presidential election incarcerated women receive harsher punishments in person when compared with male prisoners a report released Wednesday shows that women lost privileges two to three times more often than men those privileges include the ability to buy food or hygiene products and reduced phone or visitation time some even had days added to their sentences for example a woman who went to solitary confinement after making an unauthorized phone call to her young daughter the report expose other issues such as failure to provide adequate gynecological and prenatal care inmates with mental health health issues are sent to solitary rather than being provided with treatment prison staff showed lack of training in dealing with inmates who've experienced trauma it was noted that seventy five percent or more of women in prison have experienced previous sexual or physical assaults read the machine this is Katie O. yeah.
Judge orders Harvey Weinstein to jail immediately after sexual assault conviction
"Story disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is in custody and will be sentenced March eleventh after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault what started with bombshell reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker ended in the conviction of Harvey Weinstein on forcible sex act and rape charges that could put the disgraced film producer in prison for up to twenty five years Weinstein was convicted of forcing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi how late and of raping another woman seven years later Weinstein was common gone from court with the assistance of a Walker was lifted from his chair after the judge ordered him into custody A. B. C.'s
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment
"A jury of seven men and five women took five days to find Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexually assaulting production assistant Mimi how lay at his apartment in two thousand six and third degree rape of a woman in twenty thirteen Weinstein was found not guilty on the most serious charge predatory sexual assault Weinstein's lawyer said all sexual contact was consensual Wednesday now faces more charges in Los Angeles he's accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another on back to back nights during Oscars week in twenty thirteen I marquees are let off
"production assistant" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Criminal sex act resulting production of production assistant at his apartment in two thousand six and third degree rape of a woman in two thousand thirteen however the jury found him not guilty on the most serious charge predatory sexual assault that could have resulted in a life sentence actor jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to new charges over what he said was a racist attack on him a year ago in the city prosecutors say he fabricated the attack he's being released on I. bond CTA is hoping it as a solution to bust delays and long boarding lines is WGN's James Sears CTAS testing all door bus boarding on two routes starting in June writers on the busy J. fourteen Jeffery jump and the one in the two university of Chicago hospitals express will be able to begin boarding at the back of the bus that's if those writers have been trained contactless debit or bank cards those who pay cash will still have to board at the front this pilot program runs for six months James Sears WGN news two suspects were arrested after a carjacking turned into a plea east chase and crash on the Dan Ryan expressway and then another carjacking according to police it all happened at thirty fifth and what were the release that's pretty much where things got started the Supreme Court will hear dispute over Philadelphia Catholic agencies that won't place foster children with same sex couples the justices will reveal an appeals court ruling that upheld the city's decision to stop placing the children with the archdiocese of Philadelphia's agency because it would not permit permit to same sex couples the case will not be argued until the fall and president trump and First Lady melania trump received a private tour of the grounds of the Taj Mahal today that's during the president's first trip to India it's a quick trip to India for president trump and the First Lady but they did squeeze in some cultural time the president and Mrs trump made a short visit to the Taj Mahal spending about fifteen minutes inside the grand seventeen century mausoleum and taking in the sights outside posing for pictures during sunset the president told reporters traveling with him that the Taj Mahal was quote very romantic and incredible place is that perhaps some of the news photographers would win awards for their pictures of him in the first lady there Karen Travers A. B. C. news Washington a U. G. and sports Blackhawks and bulls are off big ten play Nebraska is in Champaign to take on Illinois your money on WGN here's o'ryan Samuelson Ameri one of my screens from Wall Street to the puts the one hundred tune the grain market to the livestock market a solid red today Dow Jones industrial average currently down nine hundred forty seven points the S. and P. five hundred down to a hundred and five points the nasdaq is down three hundred forty eight points well there is one Green Line makes the volatility index at the CBOE it's currently up six and a half points turning to the list of Midwest stocks that we checked every day to see how they're performing that screen is all red Abbott labs down two dollars fifty four cents a share Baxter international down to eighty five caterpillar down for seventy one Deere and company down four.
Deliberating a 2nd day, Weinstein jury revisits '06 account
"What baseball umpires asked to reconsider a close call on the field the jury in the hobby one steam trial has asked for replay but unlike I'm hires the jury does not have video or even a transcript when the jury asked to rehear testimony of a TV production assistants claimed that the movie producer assaulted her in July two thousand six the judge had to court stenographers take turns reading the attorney's questions and the witness response the panel also asked the judge for detailed explanation of the two charges involving that accuses allegations a mosque worlds Gabriel
Weinstein trial jury to begin deliberations
"You so this is interesting a Manhattan jury is going to begin to begin deliberating today in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial so it's panel seven men and five women who were on this jury and they heard from six wine Steen accusers and then twenty two other witnesses from the prosecution during this trial it's been going on for three weeks now let's back up to the charges so Harvey Weinstein is facing two counts of predatory sexual assault two counts of rape and one count of criminal sexual act and this is stemming from gosh and I always don't know how to pronounce her name and Alice your eye I believe it is Annabel's your yes we are as I said on the sopranos and then there's also I'm just come man whose hair stylist and then former project runway production assistant at me me high hello how lady you guys I'm so sorry I hate to browse our aims at this time around so now we'll find out what the jury has to say about it experts are saying that the case does suffer from some cracks mainly that the two main victims the hair stylist in the former production assistant on project runway admitted that they had consensual sex with Harvey Weinstein after he allegedly attacked them they also accepted gifts from Harvey Weinstein and sent him affectionate emails and so what's difficult about that is that of course could potentially place reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors who might be thinking that that behavior isn't in line with the victim you know but it's hard to judge what behavior is in line with the victim right right right it's certainly not unheard of that someone be raped by someone or assaulted by someone but also having gauged in consensual sex with them right that can
Harvey Weinstein Trial: Accuser’s Ex-Roommate Says She Was Told About Alleged Rape in 2006
"The Harvey Weinstein trial let's get an update out of New York now with the roommate of an accuser taking the stand the former roommate of me me how late the production assistant that accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault testified on her lays behalf Elizabeth and Tim told the jury that her leg confided in her in two thousand six and said she stood by the door of her bedroom anxiously pacing and then describes an encounter with one scene at his New York apartment engine told her leg that after she recalled the story it sounded like she had been raped and encouraged her to call a lawyer she went on to say who lay was still distraught and didn't want to pursue it the sixty seven year old is charged with sexually assaulting her lay and another woman in twenty
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"For socks seven ninety in Houston you get rockets rap after this one Michael Connor we'll have that for you scuffs things going on with the rockets is they've now made it halfway through this and be a seasonal that'll do it for us tonight here from Toyota center our onsite engineer David over our statistician Peter Unger producer on the network is Bob Ellie production assistant BT do a great job as always were broadcast partner Craig Akron I'm out of what's your final score tonight Lakers one twenty four rockets one fifteen rockets back at it Monday afternoon four o'clock tip with the thunder will join along the network at three thirty good night everybody it's Houston Rockets basketball has been presented by Toyota let's go places by AT and T. TV without NBA league pass is just kind of TV don't just guided TV direct TV call one eight hundred direct TV call one eight hundred direct TV be here all season long as your rockets take on the best in the NBA on the Houston Rockets radio network twenty twenty National Basketball Association all rights reserved Houston this is a network control signing off we now return to your regularly scheduled programming off be sure to take care of yours I personally recommend going to the low key center to get all of your levels checked that's where I got my levels checked they make it quick and easy no T. center offers a comprehensive health assessment exclusively for men most health insurance is accepted and even verified for you call today to a one seven eight nine six one one seven two a one seven eight nine six one one seven four go to low T. center dot com low key center reinventing men's health care equal opportunity is the cornerstone of the American dream being employed gives us the confidence to be financially independent we feel useful and respected but what if you were one of the eighty one percent of adults with developmental differences who do not have a paid job join the centrist foundation and supporting autism speaks best buddies and Special Olympics and creating pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for this talented community visit delivering jobs dot org to learn more Hey I got noticed lack of energy motivation and drive I'm talking to you guys it could be low tea or something else like sleep apnea or even low thyroid start your new year healthier with the quick and easy health assessment at low T. center they treat more than low T. including sleep apnea low thyroid and more it's covered by most health insurance and if you've been feeling tired grumpy have weight gain and loss of muscle column to a one seven eight nine six one one seven or go to low key center dot com low key center reinventing men's health care diabetes high blood pressure anxiety meds everyone's on them if your a fifty year old male maybe a bit Porky and you may even have type two diabetes a million dollars of term insurance may only cost you about two hundred Bucks a month called term provider speak with big blue at eight hundred four four four twenty thirteen big little find a term life policy for you even if you have type two diabetes are overweight or have high blood pressure term providers helped thousands of people like you would think they can't afford term life insurance to buy a million dollars of affordable term life for you all you need to do is call Beyglu an eight hundred four four four twenty thirteen who will
The Harvey Weinstein Case
"York the trial is expected to last about two months and will be a high profile media spectacle as many are gonna be interested to see if the fallen entertainment mogul can escape any type of punishment and just as the trial began in New York there were new charges of sexual assault that were leveled against one scene in Los Angeles for a look at the Harvey Weinstein trial we spoke to Eric Gardner is a senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter winds teen is being charged with sexually assaulting two women one of the women is known me me hi my A. she is a production assistant to alleges that she wears assaulted back in two thousand and five the other woman's name is not known and she alleges being raped in two thousand thirteen additionally there will be other witnesses coming in with their own stories of being assaulted by once you know over the years there are about three or four of those women we don't know that their names or their stories but the prosecutors hope to use those stories to establish that once he has a pattern in how he approaches women and a lot of the stuff beforehand was sealed off by the judge judge James Burke so there's a lot of things I as I said some secrecy surrounding what's going on that we really don't know yet the judge wants to do a couple things first he wants to preserve the power of having a fair jury trial doesn't want there to be any mistrial on this so he he sealed off the rulings a question it also means that we can't really scrutinize the basis for a lot of his decisions were like who he's choosing to allow to testify who is not we don't know the name of one of the accusers we don't know the names of the witnesses we don't know which evidence has been precluded because it's prejudicial so there's a ton of stuff that will be kind of surprise is going into this trial and there might be things that we just never learned about trial there might be things that aren't said that we don't know aren't being said because their strategic core because the judge has ruled to allow that into the trial would mean that once you may get a fair trial whatever the verdict will be there seems to be already some skepticism to whatever's going to play out there and whether it be because of all the money and the power that Harvey Weinstein had or or whatnot there's already kind of this looming over it there's a sense of mistrust so if for instance the verdict is not guilty will people accept the judge's reasoning and the second reason that matters is because you know a lot of this Michael on appeal so you know there's a lot we don't know about the case the judge is clearly made a decision here that to preserve a fair trial require secrecy on the other hand people are going to report this reporters are on this case for two years not reporting this and if there are mistruths part of the blame for that might have to go to the judge as well because he's not letting out a lot of the information out so a lot of the misinformation could be attributed partly to the secrecy I think it's not such a great crash dance I think that's the reason why a lot of media organizations pushed to open up access to some of the pre trial hearings and but something the watcher as as this moves forward what what are we gonna learn about how the how the judge conducted himself in this case and you're talking about you know that need for this fair and impartial trial that kind of played out in what happened on Monday a little bit where the judge was talking to the defense attorney saying Hey you know you did the same view on CNN do not disparage any of the witnesses you know it's gonna be hard enough to get a fair and impartial jury as it is we don't need you going about this that way because I guess the prosecution was trying to get some type of broad gag order in the judge didn't really go for that but he did give a warning to the defense at least say do not talk about any of these witnesses judges are always leery about some of the comments that come outside the court room so that's not not such as a prize from one scene perspective his point there's been there's been a lot of bad stuff put out there in the process and one scenes lawyers just want an opportunity to rebut it and to push across their story and so they don't think it's fair if they have to remain silence while there's all this reporting out there about him as a monster and from their perspective they can't get a fair trial if they're gab and the judge has a lot of discretion he can do things as you wish us as he's been planning out this trial clearly the second he's made is to try to keep this as tightly lip as possible and now this is all going to spell out is kind of unusual there's a very high profile case ace yet the ratio of things we don't know two things we do know it is quite high compared to that the typical high profile trial and it's going to be a huge media spectacle I mean the jury selection supposed to be about two weeks the whole trial I guess they say something around six weeks as this was getting under way in Los Angeles there was two new charges against Harvey Weinstein there was a little bit of counter programming from rose McGowan I did they had like a press conference as the trial starting this is gonna be a huge media spectacle as well some of the stuff that's happening outside the courtroom is a lot more interesting right now than what's happening inside the New York court room the first week in the RP one scene trout could be quite boring just Jerry saying whether they can commit to a six week trial on a lot of juror in perspective jurors will take themselves out of pull because they you know have jobs and they can't do that but you look at what happened today in new charges being announced a Los Angeles that was alluded to at today's hearing I think that there might be a push and about whether or not some of the media spectacles that are happening outside is going to change what's happening inside so if there's any news the common in next week I think it's going to be motions based on a lot of the noise that's happening outside the courtroom every gardener senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter thank you very much for joining us
Harvey Weinstein has been charged in Los Angeles with rape and sexual assault
"Brand Harvey Weinstein now faces formal criminal charges here in LA he's accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in twenty thirteen here's DA Jackie lace today in all eight women came forward to report that they were sexually assaulted by the defendant in Los Angeles county three of those alleged crimes took place outside of the statute of limitations and for that reason we have declined to file charges in those three cases we continue to investigate allegations involving three other women to determine if additional criminal charges will be filed laci's announcement came just adds wine stains criminal trial began in New York in that case mine seen faces charges from two other women former production assistant Mimi hall lay and an unnamed woman who says one sting raped her in a hotel room also in twenty thirteen here to tell us more about what to expect from one scenes trial is Iran car mon senior correspondent for New York magazine and has a new story out in the current issue previewing the trial hi Erin how are you hi Madeleine thank you so much for having me great to have you let's begin with the LA charges announced today can you give us a few more details about them sure well you know when we were putting together this story which included a portfolio of photographs of twenty one of the women we wanted to get a sense of the sheer scope of how many women have come forward so the number that we came up with in terms of the women who have been public is one hundred and then from that you have more maps such as what we just heard from the DA how many of those women are of making allegations that are criminal as opposed to sexual harassment how many of those women are willing to cooperate with prosecutors how many of those women have evidence and and so it's a kind of process of attrition that has gotten us to this point we may not be done yet but in New York today the trial began in the cases of two women I'm also one charge of rape relating to one woman and sexual assaults relating to another today we received news that that there are two already out of LA county and there may be more my understanding is that the investigation of London is also on going we were not even at the jury's out stage yeah but I think it has taken years to get to the point it has taken one hundred women many courageous reporters a lot of docket investigation just to get to the point where Harvey Weinstein hi is being held accountable were being tried in court well right so a hundred plus women that sure is a lot and as you say it's not all about rape some of it is sexual harassment but still only four so far for charges filed so far to New York to LA so it seems like there's a pretty high bar for these prosecutors to file criminal assault charges against Harvey Weinstein there is an issue I mean if you just heard the prosecutor say some that is the structure of the law some of it is that depending on the level of the offense and the jurisdiction there is a statue of limitations that says that the case cannot be tried after a certain point so for example Annabelle issue or a says the Harvey went in raped her sometime in the winter of nineteen ninety three to nineteen ninety four and that is too old under New York law which we tried but what prosecutors are trying to do is to bring in some of these women who cases can be tried on their own to establish a broader case against white so in the New York trial US three women who have not been named yet excuse one thing of a thought and then the bill as you are to have been named are going to testify at two hardy won in we what they say is a pattern of predatory behavior and in particular and embellish your testimony prosecutors wanted to establish that hardly one thing with the serial predator which in New York at the criminal charge that can lead to life in prison and so even though her kids can be tried on its own prosecutors are kind of making a novel argument here that that they successfully got the judge to ask that you bring before the jury that that that that the broader pattern even though it can't be tried separately is something that the jurors should be aware beyond just these two women whose cases are being tried in New York and we don't yet know the full set of facts the cases that are being brought in Los Angeles but it'll be interesting to see just how broad the scope of a party went pattern of behavior will be many of these stories were talking about cases that happen I believe the LA que the allegations took place within a day at each other right it was the next that bad evening actually so in twenty thirteen and so this is similar to what the prosecutors did in the in the Cosby case right that they brought in other women to testify as to a pattern of behavior yes it's interesting read because wide but objective and subjective when it comes to that so the objective thing is the the the statute says you can only bring this kind of charge at this time but along the way there are still many subjective decisions that have to do with how our culture needs you what is the crime who is guilty what is an alibi what is it what is a consent so all of that it's shifting and its objective for example in twenty fifteen with a woman went to the NYPD to report that Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her and she agreed to wear a wire but but you wanted to cheer as they ultimately decided not to bring charges in part because they believe that her past made her a not perfect now if the bill could be case is an example of how just in a few years the kind of culture change that would lead one charges to be brought to the the Bill Cosby kids prosecutor had basically backed off years earlier from from bringing charges against copy and into how the case is wrong and what kind of arguments the jury will accept so in the copy trial in two thousand sixteen I believe and beat the first trial ended in a mistrial he was charged with assaulting one one man and a second woman testified the second trial for the exact same charges a year later took place in the middle of a broader cultural conversation about meet you about just expanding the understanding of what it means to be a victim how would a quote unquote typical victim of I behave and five women testified about their own experiences a copy they were outside the scope of what the court to try and that's hard copy with connected so we'll see whether this cumulative effect will be something that the jury will accept and that's where we really bring in the subjective question the jury is going to have to try harder defense is going to say look at these text messages look at the email they said that the woman who alleges rate that hardy had eight a long term loving consensual relationship with her right now says she said that this was a sexual thought that this is right and so the jury ultimately if they have to make a really subjective analysis in you know what frankly is a very touching the six if IT about whether this was a consensual experience or whether it was right above the law play a clip of tape of of what to me me whole a says happened to her and just a warning to our listeners this is a pretty graphic piece of tape so if you have kids in the in the car maybe turn the volume down but here is what she says happened when I went upstairs to his apartment he wasn't wearing a robe at all but he did start making advances it's such a quiet and not too long and too into me being there and then he back to me and I mean he just wouldn't let it go and is very forced he's very intimidating Elsa very persistent forceful and big physically so he backed me into a dark room out which looked like you know the rest kids drawings on the walls and didn't seem like a master bedroom or anything and he held me down and he forced oral sex on me basically okay so is that what is the formal charge for that what is he faced for her for that if he's convicted sexual assault it's a charge and and maybe help lays case and I think again each one of these is going to have to be assessed on its own but I think ultimately jurors are human and they're going to try to understand each of these charges in the broader context of what they're going to hear again with that that the the defense is going to say that these were individuals who were seeking employment and few they argue where consenting to sexual activity even if it wasn't pretty it's not right that's basically what their argument is going to be in the plan I'm presenting email and text messages for me the whole way and the other woman to make the claim that they that this was consensual and the prosecutors according to there at least expected you bring experts show that that's a really common reaction to sexual assault that there is there is often a normalization attempt on the part of people who have experienced sexual called where they want to just pretend like everything is normal and they want to move on with their lives I want to see themselves as victims and again this is this may be a culturally prefer but that is certainly something that borne out by expert testimony I have to leave it there Iran Carmont senior correspond for New York magazine thank you so much for coming out
Harvey Weinstein goes on trial in New York
"Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be back in court today it's the opening the criminal trial against him NPR's rose Freeman reports Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than eighty women but the case against him in New York rests for the most part on only two victims one is a former production assistant at the Weinstein company name mean the whole way she alleges that Winston forced himself on her in two thousand six the other is a woman whose name has not been released who alleges that wants dean raped her in twenty thirteen if one scene is found guilty of the most serious charge he could be facing a minimum sentence of ten to twenty five years in prison or a maximum of life jury selection is expected to begin on Tuesday rose Friedman NPR
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Reaches No. 1—25 Years After It Came Out
"As hard as it is to believe Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is you has never been number one on the Billboard hot one hundred okay until now twenty five years after it was released for the first time it's number one meanwhile according to the New York Post Mariah's team didn't leave a tip after picking up five dollars worth it take out they say you can't blame her because an unnamed production assistant picked up the
Can pop culture fight climate change?
"There's no question climate change is real. Even if one in ten Americans doesn't yet believe that so what what role can Hollywood play addressing climate change and offering potential solutions with us now is elaine low. She's reporter with variety who recently wrote wrote about this topic. Elaine welcome to the show. Thanks for having me John so it doesn't feel like climate. Change is a neglected topic in Hollywood from documentaries. Docu series to narrative narrative stories. Can you talk about some of the most recent examples. We've seen climate change touched on. I think more indirectly than directly in ways you may not even think about like for example the last avengers movie or the second last avengers movie avengers Infinity War you know people don't think of that as a climate change deep but then wipes out half of the population sort of a Nico terrorist moved try to wipe out half the population in an effort to save the health of the universe so we see it trickle in in ways like that you know less so indirect ways. I think the last time we saw a more direct addressing zing of climate changes of movies like the day after tomorrow which was all the way back from two thousand and four or you know any inconvenient the truth which was not fictional and probably I think the only time we've ever seen climate change address in a nonfiction way that has really brought audiences at theaters. There's also a very popular streaming series called our planet that is up for a primetime. Emmy lead us into a little bit from our planet all across our planet. Crucial connections are being disrupted. The stability that we all life relies upon is being lost what we do in the next twenty years will determine the future for all life on earth. Uh there's a quote attributed to Samuel Goldwyn but it actually comes from the Playwright Moss Hart which is if you have a message call Western in union. It feels like documentaries are pretty much on the knows about what climate change means whereas narrative films are trying to figure out how to incorporate that ATM message. Is that something that Hollywood is struggling with now because it doesn't probably WanNa make narrative films that feel too preachy. There's certainly an element meant to wanting to go to the theater and be thrilled right and are you going to be thrilled by listening to a lecture on the climate crisis or you're going to be thrilled. I I see a fifty foot soon. NAMI overtake Santa Monica Beach and I think that's kind of where you see more disaster movies at the box office and more nonfiction documentaries on the smaller screen. Aura shows like our planet you know I think there's an element there of perhaps perhaps wanting to see what will actually resonate with viewers at the box office in and some people don't necessarily believe in climate crisis at all well you know I I I think there's a risk of dividing your audience there so it feels like narrative films and documentaries can point out how real climate changes but what about solutions and let's start first with what Hollywood is doing. Are you starting to see some green practices on sets or in production companies. What are the town itself doing. I'm sure there are a lot of different ways that the industry is trying to combat the climate crisis. There are efforts on the corporation level and there are also efforts on production reduction level. I mean I was talking to Michelle King. One of the CO creators of evil she and Robert King also created the good wife in the good fight and on their set you they have won a production assistant. That's dedicated exclusively to echo training and will make sure that things are composed. It'd and that biodegradable utensils are used and that when all said and done and the set is wrapped that they will donate any decorations and furniture that they have have leftover two organizations like habitat for humanity in an effort to reuse those things so yeah. There's there's definitely an effort in pockets of the community and I think it's more just about seeing more institutional change at this point. Is it fair to say that network television is maybe taking a little bit more of an aggressive approach right right now. Programming wise sure you look at our planet on Netflix where you have a walrus throwing itself off a cliff. I mean five ten years ago. Would you have had David attenborough narrating seen like that you know about this walrus trying to fight for its own survival because of the terrible impacts of climate crisis you also have shows like you know a climate reckoning in the heartland which is a CBS original. It's a documentary on the impact of climate change on farming in Nebraska you have Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary documentary on. HBO This year is on fire trying to find you know never before seen solutions to the climate crisis so I think on TV in particular learn more so than on the big screen. You're you're seeing an effort there to document this crisis to show people really the ramifications of our behavior as a society society and how we're impacting the world around us the last question there's obviously a moral argument to address climate change and there's been a lot of debate about the financial financial argument about addressing climate change in terms of how Hollywood sees it. How are they figuring out why it is good business to go green well you you know when I was talking to Michelle King on evil and the chief procurement officer at CBS I was asking. Is there a financial disincentive to go green and he said You I know maybe ten years ago that would have been the case but we've found now that we can actually go green and make that financially beneficial for us in actually potentially save money in some areas so it's not necessarily an effort that winds up emptying. Hollywood's pockets with going green and making making money can go hand in hand
"production assistant" Discussed on Skimm'd from The Couch
"And then I'm. Speaking a lot and amplifying our message and what we're doing and trying to get more and more investors to follow suit. And I spent a lot of time in fundraising mode for either backstage itself, or for founders one thing I just want to point out for everyone in the room is that we have some of our investors cell phone numbers. And we do call them, and it's an amazing relationship. So the fact that all of your portfolio feels like they can do that is very very unique. Yeah. Yeah. So I want to go back to your career transition. You're in the music industry. Very lovely way of saying. Career transition. So as you skimmed your resume for us before length. Jan you're in the music industry, you're working with really cool people and you wanted to make a change. And I want you to kind of unpack for the room like what inspired that change in? How did you know was time? Yeah. So I I was working as a production coordinator started as a production assistant for these artists. So I was working on the side that was like sixty hour work days on the road. Which is why by the way, I'm used to being on the road. So it's not as tough. And so it wasn't a glamorous thing at all. But it was a definitely had some awesome moments. And I was very happy to be there. And to have worked my way into that world after ten plus years of trying so I had I really thought I was going to stay there for a long time. And in fact, I written I've written a found Email where I wrote to the to the CEO of live nation like. Like the biggest tour tour promoter in the country. And I was talking to Michael Rubino the CEO and saying there should be more black women who are tour manager. So my thing was everything that I do now with backstage, I was trying to do in the live music industry. And I thought that I would go on to just be one of those black women who made made it to top tier tours. And it was during that time. It was like two thousand eleven two thousand twelve where I discovered one.
"production assistant" Discussed on In Black America
"But my first job was at KC T S T V in Seattle Washington. In fact, John get this. I had three jobs the first KC TES, it started as an internship, three months earlier, and that boss that I just told you about her name is a Libyan Dorsey credit her with so much of my success and. That I was as a production assistant. I eventually became the socio producer on her monthly public affairs show and after three months in an internship there. I got the real pay job to be a production assistant on a documentary series. That was was occurring in the documentary unit. I should say at the news at the station there. So when I got that first job fulltime August, you know, so John no days August, nineteen seventy eight. I work fulltime at the station. I worked part time on weekends at the black radio station Kyi see as a news anchor, and then I wrote for the weekly black newspaper the Seattle medium. And I and I did all that for a couple of years because it was important to me at that time in my life being in a major market in the late seventies right out of college that I needed to much experience. -periences I can get and within a year that production assistant job for the documentary unit became a reporter producer job for cultural affairs unit..
"production assistant" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"News room floor or your studio when you on teams the for for for camera time to do? This the staffers that are on television for their their beloved embrace a soundbite do they keep track of how long their own camera type thing because that's how I envision it that there's a lot of jealousy. And and angst in that process. It might even close to being right? No, you're right. But it's it's much more low key. I think that, you know, everyone deep down inside is thinking it. But it's weird. There's this like this is by TMZ when you're there that it's almost like if you want to be on the TV show, then they use you less on the TV. Show. It feels like they want people almost come across as not wanting to be there on the show. So I think that I yes. But they all do it in secret. There's you know, you can look at the edge of the show everyone on their computer, see the editor of the show as being made. And they're definitely all checking throughout the day to see, you know, which if they're segments got used and definitely in the morning, you know, when the stories get handed out, I think that there's a little bit of a over. Why didn't I get that? Good video or why did I get these crappy stories to to pitch on the television show? In fact, you know, when I first started there, I wasn't on the news desk guy was just a production assistant. And they were like, hey, we like, you your fun. Can you start pitching things on the show? And I was like, yeah. But I always got stuff that wasn't really interested in it was like random celebrities. I wasn't familiar with or stuff that was kind of like the c story or see video that they just kinda like through my way to see if I could make something work out of it. And you know, because of that I was like, well, I wanna work on the news desk where I can be a producer and produced my own. Stories and then pitched those stories that I know will be entertained on the show, and that's largely what led me to to the news desk was because I wanted to be able to start pitching my own stories, and that's what latch me on the wrestling. But yet, you're you're definitely on the money. I mean, all newsrooms are fierce places, and that one is definitely a cutthroat place. And there's definitely people. You know, there's definitely some people who want to be on the show more than others for sure for sure. Did you ever get any dialogue from your your peers there about wearing so many wrestling church? You know, not really I don't think, you know, most of them. I don't think it was even really they don't really even notice it. Yes, they saw my love for wrestling. They would give me the, you know, they'd give crap Ford on the show all the time. But no, I mean, not not really I think I think to be honest with you..
"production assistant" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"He's doing this. Who's the bomb this league? Let's find out on lighter than you on CBS sports radio. I I gotta tell you. I'd love to give this myself reliever. I'd love to give it to the trace. Her to the same team that brought about this. Tear in the fabric of any confidence in this person's. I'd like to blame you could wherever you're listening. But it was Stuart Kovacs got an airplane and flew to Dallas. So could hang out at the holiday. Hi marianna. Everyone's so he could. Walk around this newsroom all week and be like. I didn't get back till eight. So that when people pull him aside and said riders making this up, right? You didn't actually go down. Fringe El Sol there was a medium meal, and it was free. I promise I'm trying to let it go. But when you you know, what? Hurts. Douses such a great town. We are definitely going to make sure our bummer the week Stewart Kovacs. When is it? Atlanta has a Atlanta chaperone somebody from my staff on the TV show writer's. Block CBS sports issue five each Monday to Friday. Little secondary bummer. The week action. For me, just you know concept plugging the show, we're going to have a chaperone one of the pe- as production assistant young person. We'll find one from Atlanta. Will be assigned to show you around what a freaking. That's your bottom of the week. On. Parts to is is when.