On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors will meet to decide whether or not to revoke or suspend Harvey Weinstein's membership following a series of sexual harassment and assault allegations against the disgraced film producer. The British Film Academy suspended Weinstein indefinitely earlier this week.
When Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscar nomination ceremony in 2013, he joked to the Best Supporting Actress contenders, “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” The audience laughed, but the joke hinted at a dark industry axiom: Working with Weinstein can lead to the Oscars, but it may also involve unwanted sexual interactions.
The accusation came after Ben Affleck issued a statement denouncing Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and assault. Hours after actor Ben Affleck--who rose to fame in Harvey Weinstein's Miramax film Good Will Hunting--tweeted out a statement that he was "saddened and angry" by the allegations and called for people to "condemn this type of behavior", he, himself, was accused of groping actress Hilarie Burton during a 2003 episode of MTV's TRL, which she hosted at the time.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".