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Posts Tagged ‘Avi Lerner’

THR Features Editor Catches Up to Cronenberg

From where FishbowlLA sits, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Stephen Galloway patrols one of this town’s most enviable entertainment beats.

Tasked primarily with putting together long-lead, high word count profiles of show business luminaries for the trade’s weekly print edition, this executive editor, features seems about as far removed from the SEO trenches as possible. Although recent Galloway focus Avi Lerner didn’t too well with a Conan the Barbarian remake, chances are this week’s interview subject David Cronenberg will fare much better in the coming months with the Freud-Jung pic A Dangerous Method. In Toronto, the filmmaker told Galloway that on every one of his projects, there has always been at least one actor who gummed up the financing works. On Method, that madness came primarily from the camp of Christoph Waltz:

“Christoph [had] pursued the project,” Cronenberg explains. “He came to me to convince me to take him as Freud; his grandfather had been a pupil of Freud. [After] Inglourious Basterds, all the German money was built around him, and when he bailed, a lot of that money went as well.”

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LAT In 90 Seconds — Blog Edition

violetblue.jpgWeb Scout: David Sarno gets Violet Blue‘s side of the weird BoingBoing controversy (the site scrubbed every post written about, by or containing Blue’s name.) Too bad he couldn’t get BoingBoing on the phone.

blog_photos_006.jpgThe Big Picture: Patrick Goldstein is new to blogging but has already learned the Golden Rule: Get other people to do work for you. To that end, he recruited film producer Avi Lerner to review a number of new releases. (To wit: “The Love Guru: ‘The worst movie I’ve seen in my life. It was so stupid I wanted to cry. Do I really have to say more?’”) If he’s smart, Goldstein will put this guy on retainer. (Might we recommend a MUCH smaller photo next time? The crop tool is your friend.)

joh.jpgCountdown to Crawford: In addition to having the best name of any of the LAT’s blogs, C2C wins us over with Johanna Neuman‘s analysis of Lou Dobbs‘ question: “Should Bush be impeached over tainted tomatoes?”