Reflections on Hollywood Studio fall out by Mitch Santell
Netflix as a company that has the strength, financial backing, and corporate culture to take down the current Hollywood Studio System as we know it! How do I know this? This is the 4th or 5th time that Hollywood has had to confront its own shortcomings.
Netflix can change game plans much faster than a regular studio. The most recent example of this was the new season of Arrested Development. Season 4 which had mixed reviews by fans and critics alike was literally re-mixed, re-edited by Mitchell Hurwitz the Executive Producer (Writer and sometimes Director of the show).
Not only did Mitchell Hurwitz have the integrity to Re-Edit Season 4 on Netflix just days before the release of Season 5, even though Jeffrey Tambor was “accused” of “sexual misconduct,” Mr. Hurwitz did not punish Tambor or the series.
According to the Associated Press:
LOS ANGELES — The creator and executive producer of “Arrested Development” acknowledges that some people will not like his decision to keep Jeffrey Tambor on the show after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced last October.
“Good people will find this offensive,” explained Mitchell Hurwitz. “I, too, get worked up when I hear about Harvey Weinstein and other people who have taken advantage of people. But I also believe very strongly that we don’t want to live in a world where accusations ruin people’s lives. We have tried that as a human race and it doesn’t always, doesn’t work out great, you know? So accusations are very different than proof and, you know, we obviously are going to support people that haven’t done, that haven’t been proved guilty.”
Hurwitz said production was nearly wrapped on season five when news broke of the allegations made by Tambor’s former assistant and an actress on his other show, “Transparent.”
“Not only do I support him as a friend, but I’ve known him for 20 years. I’ve worked with him for 20 years and I’ve never seen any behavior like that described. I’ve never, even in private, he’s never been in any way inappropriate about, we don’t talk about women or objectify. It’s just not who he is, and he’s got a lot of things that I’d like to list, a lot of really bad qualities I’d like to list for you now, but nowhere in there, in my experience, is any kind of creep,” said Hurwitz.
The “Arrested Development” cast unanimously supported the 73-year-old actor at the Los Angeles premiere Thursday for the cult comedy’s new season. The event also marked one of the first public appearances for Tambor in recent months. Tambor posed for photos with his wife, Kasia Ostlun, but didn’t do interviews with the press.
“We are a family and it’s great to have everybody in the family here,” said co-star Will Arnett.
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