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Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan (‘Icarus’) on how Russia cheated at the Olympics and then in the election of Donald Trump [Exclusive Video Interview]

Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan (‘Icarus’) on how Russia cheated at the Olympics and then in the election of Donald Trump [Exclusive Video Interview]
When director/producer Bryan Fogel first set out to make “Icarus,” it was to investigate his hypothesis that “the global anti-doping system in sports was a fraud.” An avid cyclist, he was intrigued by the fact that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong “had managed to evade ever testing positive on over 500 drug tests throughout his career,” despite his long-term use of performance-enhancing drugs. Deciding to use himself as a guinea pig in what was meant to be a “Super Size Me”-style documentary about how to game the Olympics, he sought out Grigory Rodchenkov, former head of the Anti-Doping Center in Moscow, and that’s when things took a bizarre turn. Watch our exclusive video interview with Fogel and producer Dan Cogan above.

See Best Documentary Feature Oscar predictions: Can ‘Icarus’ get an Olympics-sized boost?

It turns out that Rodchenkov was in charge of a state-sponsored effort to
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As 30West Grabs ‘I, Tonya,’ Neon, and Sundance Programmer Trevor Groth, Hollywood Takes Notice

Strategically opportunistic financing company 30West has been a whirling dervish of activity, from its Sundance acquisition of a controlling stake in distributor Neon to hiring away 24-year Sundance programming veteran Trevor Groth, who will join the company in February and hit the ground running in Berlin. Clearly, 30West partners Dan Friedkin, the Texas entrepreneur behind The Friedkin Group consortium, and ex-CAA agent and Cinetic Media executive Micah Green, are scooping up the talent they think will best take their company into the rapidly evolving future.

The company’s stated goal: to provide full-service support to help filmmakers package and produce their films, find financing and distribution, and reach the largest possible audience. 30West also arranged the financing for Sony’s “All the Money in the World,” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Oscar-nominated Christopher Plummer, which was produced by Friedkin’s Imperative Entertainment. Green is based in the La,
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As 30West Grabs ‘I, Tonya,’ Neon, and Sundance Programmer Trevor Groth, Hollywood Takes Notice

Strategically opportunistic financing company 30West has been a whirling dervish of activity, from its Sundance acquisition of a controlling stake in distributor Neon to hiring away 24-year Sundance programming veteran Trevor Groth, who will join the company in February and hit the ground running in Berlin. Clearly, 30West partners Dan Friedkin, the Texas entrepreneur behind The Friedkin Group consortium, and ex-CAA agent and Cinetic Media executive Micah Green, are scooping up the talent they think will best take their company into the rapidly evolving future.

The company’s stated goal: to provide full-service support to help filmmakers package and produce their films, find financing and distribution, and reach the largest possible audience. 30West also arranged the financing for Sony’s “All the Money in the World,” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Oscar-nominated Christopher Plummer, which was produced by Friedkin’s Imperative Entertainment. Green is based in the La,
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“‘Slow Burn’ Was a Phrase We Used Often:” Editor Abbi Jutkowitz Lizzie

Abbi Jutkowitz has worked as an assistant editor on a number of films since 2004, including Super Size Me, The Darjeeling Limited and X-Men: First Class. In 2016 she edited As You Are, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and she returned to the festival this year with the in-competition drama Lizzie. The film tells the story of Lizzie Borden, the Massachusetts woman who was tried and acquitted of killing her parents in 1892, and stars Chloë Sevigny as Borden and Kristen Stewart as her live-in maid and confidante. Jutkowitz spoke with Filmmaker before the film’s premiere about how she got her […]
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YouTube Red Pulls ‘Super Size Me 2’ After Morgan Spurlock Admits Sexual Misconduct

YouTube Red made a major coup in September when it picked up Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! from acclaimed documentarian Morgan Spurlock for a reported $3.5 million. But following admissions of sexual misconduct by Spurlock -- whose first hit Super Size Me documentary explored the ills of the fast food industry -- YouTube said it was dropping the film.

In a twitter post entitled I Am Part Of The Problem, Spurlock concedes that, “When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one-night-stand accused me of rape.” He also admitted that he'd previously settled a sexual harassment allegation with a former female assistant for calling her “hot pants” and “sex pants.” Finally, Spurlock claimed that he’s been “unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had."

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Morgan Spurlock’s Former Partners Pull ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’ from Sundance Film Festival

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Morgan Spurlock’s Former Partners Pull ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’ from Sundance Film Festival
One day after Morgan Spurlock resigned from the production company he co-founded following his disclosure that a woman “believed she had been raped” by the documentarian, his remaining partners have pulled his upcoming film from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Read More:10 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars

“Due to Morgan Spurlock stepping down from Warrior Poets, we the partners have decided that this is not the appropriate time for ‘Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’ to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival,” wrote co-founder/partner Jeremy Chilnick and partner Matthew Galkin in a statement released December 15. “Therefore, we will be removing the documentary from the festival’s slate.”

The film first screened at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, where YouTube Red paid $3.5 million for the distribution rights. It chronicles Spurlock’s decision to open a fast food restaurant in Columbus, Ohio that sold only “hormone-free,
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Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me 2’ Dropped By YouTube Red & Pulled From Sundance, While ‘Devil We Know’ Filmmakers Distance Themselves

Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me 2’ Dropped By YouTube Red & Pulled From Sundance, While ‘Devil We Know’ Filmmakers Distance Themselves
Updated, 4:30 Pm: Now Morgan Spurlock’s former company, the New York-based Warrior Poets, has yanked his film Super Size Me 2 from Sundance. They just issued this statement: “Due to Morgan Spurlock stepping down from Warrior Poets, we, the partners, have decided that this is not the appropriate time for Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Therefore, we will be removing the documentary from the festival's slate.” It was signed Jeremy…
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Morgan Spurlock Admits History of Sexual Misconduct, Steps Down From Production Company

Morgan Spurlock Admits History of Sexual Misconduct, Steps Down From Production Company
Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from his production company, Warrior Poets, following his confession of a history of sexual harassment and assault accusations. The Super Size Me filmmaker revealed in a statement that he has been accused of rape and sexual harassment by two respective women. “I am part of the problem,” he wrote in a post published […]

The post Morgan Spurlock Admits History of Sexual Misconduct, Steps Down From Production Company appeared first on /Film.
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Morgan Spurlock Leaving Production Company After Sexual Misconduct Admission

Morgan Spurlock has decided to leave his production company. The 47-year-old is leaving his position as CEO of Warrior Poets, his rep confirms to E! News. Warrior Poets partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin tell E! News in a statement, "On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately. We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company." This news comes just two days after the producer, known for his Super Size Me documentary, admitted to sexual misconduct in an open...
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'I am part of the problem' by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-12-14 23:59:34

Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me 2 is due to screen at Sundance next month Photo: Warrior Poets Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock released an online statement yesterday, citing his own sexual misconduct and extramarital affairs, entitled, "I am part of the problem".

His statement - which comes from his verified Twitter account - begins: "As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder “who will be next?” I wonder, “when will they come for me?”

I am Part of the Problem

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Morgan Spurlock (@MorganSpurlock) December 14, 2017

The 47-year-old, whose 2004 documentary about the health effects of 'super-sizing' McDonald's meals for a month went on to be Oscar nominated, goes on to detail issues stretching back to his college years. He wrote: "When I was in college, a girl
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Morgan Spurlock Steps Down From Warrior Poets Following Confession That a Woman He Slept With ‘Believed She’d Been Raped’

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Morgan Spurlock Steps Down From Warrior Poets Following Confession That a Woman He Slept With ‘Believed She’d Been Raped’
Morgan Spurlock is stepping down from Warrior Poets, the New York–based production company he co-founded with Jeremy Chilnick in 2004. The news follows a confessional post he wrote last night in which he revealed that a woman he slept with in college “believed she’d been raped” and that he now sees he’s “part of the problem.”

Read More:Morgan Spurlock Reveals Indiscretions in Confessional Post: ‘She Believed She’d Been Raped’

The company, which now lists Matthew Galkin as a partner alongside Spurlock and Chilnick, just released the following statement:

“On behalf of Warrior Poets, we as partners have always supported our company and its endeavors. As of today, Morgan Spurlock will be stepping down effective immediately.

“We will continue to lead the company as equal partners, producing, distributing & creating from our independent production company.

“Respectfully, Co-Founder & Partner Jeremy Chilnick and Partner Matthew Galkin

Read More:‘Super-Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!
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Morgan Spurlock Stepping Down From Production Company

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The fallout from Morgan Spurlock's admission to past sexual misconduct has started -- he's stepping down effective immediately from the company he co-founded ... TMZ has learned. Jeremy Chilnick -- co-founder of the Warrior Poets production company that produced the Oscar- nominated documentary "Super Size Me" -- tells TMZ ... Morgan's stepping down and the company will be run by Jeremy and other equal partner, Matthew Galkin. As we reported ... Morgan came clean about his
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Morgan Spurlock Confesses to Years of Sexual Misconduct

Morgan Spurlock Confesses to Years of Sexual Misconduct
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is being very honest about how he's treated women in the past.

The 47-year-old Super Size Me director took to Twitter on Wednesday to proclaim that he is "part of the problem," and recalled instances where he has committed sexual misconduct, including settling a harassment allegation and cheating on his wives and girlfriends.

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder 'Who will be next?'" he writes. "I wonder, ‘When will they come for me?'"

Spurlock goes on to reflect on a time in college when he says he "hooked up" with a girl who then wrote a short story alleging that he raped her. “I didn’t know what to do,” he recounts. “We stopped having sex and I rolled beside her. I tried to comfort her. To make her feel
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Director Morgan Spurlock Comes Clean About Past Sexual Misconduct

Director Morgan Spurlock Comes Clean About Past Sexual Misconduct
When it comes to sexual misconduct in Hollywood, director Morgan Spurlock says he's part of the problem. The documentarian is one of the few whose name precedes his work. He is the man behind such acclaimed documentaries as Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and Rats. He has come forward with a lengthy confessional, where he tells all about the bad behavior he has exhibited in the past. He is clearly trying to step in front of things before an accuser comes forward.

Spurlock tells of his own tales of sexual misconduct both at the workplace and outside of it. Spurlock has recently sold his documentary Holy Chicken to YouTube Red for a reported $3.5 million. It is a sequel to Super Size Me. The 47 year-old filmmaker released his lengthy statement on Twitter. He goes onto say this about sexual misconduct in Hollywood and his place amongst the bad guys.
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Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock admits sexual misconduct in open letter

The director says he was accused of rape at college, has settled a harassment claim and has been unfaithful to ‘every wife and girlfriend’ he has had

Film-maker Morgan Spurlock has admitted to acts of sexual misconduct in an open letter, describing himself as “part of the problem” .

In a lengthy statement posted on Twitter, the Super Size Me director revealed that he was once accused of rape and had settled a sexual harassment claim made by a female employee. Spurlock also admitted to being “unfaithful to every wife and girlfriend I have ever had”.

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Spurlock, Jacir, Cooke, Yousra, El Ganainy at Variety Studio Dubai

Spurlock, Jacir, Cooke, Yousra,  El Ganainy at Variety Studio Dubai
“People don’t think about the damage food does to us when when eat it, or the damage it does to the environment from which it came,” Morgan Spurlock says, talking up “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken.” Annemarie Jacir, Dubai Fest best picture winner for “Wajib,” explains that she’s interested in human relationships but we live in a political world, and slams president Trump’s “ridiculous” recent decision on Jerusalem: “It’s an affront to anybody who care about freedom and justice in the world.”

Watch five Variety Studio Dubai interviews where film directors and stars, who have thought long and hard about the subjects they treat, deliver sensitive, thoughtful comments about subjects ranging from fast food to the extent to which how we feel is determined by the time and place we live in (Dominic Cooke on “On Chisel Beach”) to the world being at the beginning of World War III, whose weapons
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Morgan Spurlock Admits He's Part of Sexual Harassment Problem, Cites Past Rape Allegation

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Morgan Spurlock is coming clean about his history ... regarding sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and even an accusation of rape. The famed documentary filmmaker posted a shocking list of confessions Wednesday, including a detailed description of a sexual encounter with a woman he had in college that led to him being accused of rape. Spurlock also admits to paying off a former female assistant who he often called "hot pants" or "sex pants" about 8 years ago
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Morgan Spurlock Reveals Indiscretions in Confessional Post: ‘She Believed She’d Been Raped’

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Morgan Spurlock Reveals Indiscretions in Confessional Post: ‘She Believed She’d Been Raped’
In a lengthy post linked to on his Twitter just now, Morgan Spurlock reveals that a woman he slept with in college “believed she was raped” and that he now realizes he’s “part of the problem.”

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions,” begins his post, “I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?'”

Read More:‘Tavis Smiley’ Suspended by PBS Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation

“When I was in college, a girl who I hooked up with on a one night stand accused me of rape,” he continues. “Not outright. There were no charges or investigations, but she wrote about the instance in a short story writing class and called me by name. A female friend who was in the class told be about it afterwards.
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Morgan Spurlock Recalls Accuser From His College Days: ‘She Believed She Was Raped’

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Morgan Spurlock Recalls Accuser From His College Days: ‘She Believed She Was Raped’
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock took to Twitter on Wednesday to divulge that he’d been accused of rape and to declare, “I’m part of the problem.”

In a lengthy post, the “Super Size Me” director wrote, “She believed she was raped.”

“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’ Spurlock wrote, recalling an incident when he was in college. While Spurlock said that he was not.
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Morgan Spurlock: LeBron is Already a Hollywood Mogul

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[[tmz:video id="0_9mht6wkz"]] Add the entertainment industry to the list of things LeBron James is dominating ... 'cause one big-time producer says the King has already earned the title of Hollywood mogul! TMZ Sports spoke with Morgan Spurlock (the "Super Size Me" guy) about working with Lbj on a new docu-series about the NBA superstar's family foundation's "I Promise School" for troubled youth in Akron, Ohio ... and Spurlock says he's totally pumped to share his story. "What he does on the court is amazing,
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