Events in Film & Television in October 2017

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 5 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 10 "Thor: Ragnarok" directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett premieres in Los Angeles, California

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Oct 13 Actress Rose McGowan alleges that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 1997

Actress and Activist Rose McGowan
Actress and Activist
Rose McGowan
Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • Oct 14 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape
  • Oct 15 Actress Alyssa Milano tweeting “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Oct 22 "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment

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Oct 30 Actor Kevin Spacey issues apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of inappropriate sexual behaviour when he was 14