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Subject: Re: Daniels out of SFO Orlando
From: "G. Paul Padillo" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:G. Paul Padillo
Date:Fri, 9 Nov 2018 12:23:30 -0500

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On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:06:25 -0500, Gualtier Maldè <[log in to unmask]> 

"About Harvey Weinstein - he has been considered past his prime as a producer for years 
now.  He hadn't had a hit in years."

* * * * *

That Harvey Weinstein is a pig is undisputed, but as to comments he’s irrelevant or “hasn’t 
had a hit in years” - horrible (and likely) allegations notwithstanding, the last few years he’s 
also been responsible for:

The Hateful Eight – Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, directed by 

Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal in perhaps the best role of his career and Rachel McAdams

Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cottilard

Sin City A Dame to Kill For with Mickey Roark, Bruce Willis, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-

The Butler with Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Cussack and Vanessa Redgrave

St. Vincent with Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Terrance Howard

For television Weinstein has produced Project Runway (which I’ve blessedly never seen), but 
also Marco Polo, a vastly underrated series for Netflix, with nothing short of remarkable 
production values and acting which, despite mixed reviews garnered a strong audience.  

None of this diminishes his contemptible behavior or excuses his abuse of power, but rather 
shines a light that no matter how dirty a dog he was known to be, he was still pulling in 
talent, names, money and projects others would be envious of.  

The above films garnered well above 100 nominations in various international awards, 
making good on over 20.  The sex scandal was used to oust the disgraced Harvey from the 
company, with terms that included the eventual elimination of his little brother as part of 
pretty much any deal.  TWC was reported as having assets of less than $200 million, while 
the reality is the actual dollar figures were closer to $900 million.  

While seemingly having little to do with opera, I keep thinking all of this plays out rather 
operatically and could lend itself to an eventual, exciting night at the opera.  Certainly all of 
the elements are there.  I'd buy a ticket!


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