Power Publicist Peggy Siegal's Jeffrey Epstein ProblemShe’s the best in the biz at putting films and celebrities on the media map. But in the last week, New York media maven Peggy Siegal has found herself in the spotlight.The powerful PR woman built a lucrative career  promoting films, filmmakers, and stars—helping many win Oscars—and became known…
Bruce Lee's Daughter Thinks Tarantino Should Have Consulted HerAlong with Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate, martial artist and movie icon Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) is one of the few characters Quentin Tarantino pulled from real life for his upcoming ode to the film industry’s glory days, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Lee’s daughter, Shannon, wishes…
Hollywood Writers Are Giving It a Go Without Agents—but How's It Going?Barely two months since thousands of screen and television writers fired their agents, many of those scribes are finding Hollywood a very strange place without their sharklike advocates.Roughly 7,000 writers axed their agents in April when negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and…
How The Avengers Became the Most Bankable Franchise EverThe Avengers: Endgame has already obliterated all box office records with its $1.2 billion opening weekend, and now eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time are Avengers movies. Meanwhile, mega-franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars have only one and two spots, respectively, and…
Neo-Noir Under the Silver Lake Is a Puzzle of L.A. LocationsUnder the pre-dawn, indigo blue light shrouding Griffith Park, two coyotes stare into the tree line near the park’s Canyon Dr. gate. As they patiently wait for their morning meal, this daily ritual feels more spiritual than instinctual. The act is akin to a piece…
Netflix Egyptian Theater Deal Could Be a Big Move for HollywoodNetflix is stunting on the haters who accuse the company of ruining the traditional movie-going experience, not only by investing in theatrical screenings of original content but literally buying its own cinema–specifically, the historic Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The Egyptian is currently…
Sorry, Steven Spielberg. The Government Warns Streamers Must Stay In the Oscar PoolIn an unusual move, President Trump’s Justice Department has sternly warned the organization behind the Oscars that if eligibility rules are enacted the hurt the profitability of new competitors—referring to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime—it could raise antitrust concerns and violate…
FuckJerry Lawsuit Alleges the Meme King Stole ContentMeme account FuckJerry has a reputation for stealing content from other online creators, and repackaging it for commercial gain. After months of complaints and backlash—including a #FuckFuckJerry campaign on social media—one content creator is taking FuckJerry founder Elliot Tebele and his company, Jerry Media, to court. A lawsuit…
A Warner Bros. Bigwig Steps Down Amid Casting Couch ScandalIn Hollywood, the sexual exploitation of young women desperate to be actresses has long been a common practice among powerful (usually married) executives. Recently though, the #MeToo and the Time’s Up movements have put the industry on high alert for bad behavior—and men in its highest…
Why a Hollywood Producer May Be a Witness for the Prosecution Against Israel’s Prime MinisterArnon Milchan is famous in the U.S. as a prolific Hollywood producer whose Oscar triumphs include two consecutive Best Pictures: 12 Years A Slave (2014) and Birdman (2015).However in his homeland of Israel, Milchan is infamous, even notorious, for his role…
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