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Finke Based Tilda in Finke-Free Turmoil

Yes, the pilot shoot of Tilda was nasty according to EW and no it had nothing to do with Nikki Finke. Yes, you could say we give Finke too much credit – but even a little is more than the producers of Tilda gave her. Ahem.

Michael Ausiello and Lynette Rice write:

The future of an HBO project that’s loosely based on Hollywood’s irascible blogger Nikki Finke is in doubt after an on-set blowout that’s strikingly similar to some of the juicy posts that can be found on Deadline.com.

Showrunner Cynthia Mort has been removed from Tilda after a tense pilot shoot in which she frequently clashed with executive producer/director Bill Condon and got into public scuffles with Diane Keaton, who plays a powerful online journalist who covers the entertainment industry.

“It was an unhappy marriage from day one,” says one source of the Condon-Mort partnership. “They banged heads about almost everything…and during production she picked huge public fights with anyone who disagreed with her on anything, including Diane.”

Previously on FBLA: Dear Nikki Finke: Please Sue The Crap Out Of HBO

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