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Posts Tagged ‘Brian Glazer’

Brian Grazer Just Wants to Be Loved

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According to the NY Times, producer Brian Glazer leaves a little memento in homes where he’s been a guest. No, not an artfully hidden turd, but a photo of himself in a little heart-shaped frame. Same thing, really.

If this is meant to be endearing, it misses by a mile.

Allison Hope Weiner writes:

But few people could describe a Brian Grazer project, except to say that it will probably make a lot of money.

Looking at his IMDB entry, it’s hard to get a grip on the inner life of a guy who saw fit to make both The Nutty Professor and A Beautiful Mind. Like Browning’s duchess, he “liked what e’er he looked upon and his looks went everywhere”. Maybe going deeper and narrower would be a good idea, as he wants to be better known for his achievements.

Nikki thinks he deserves the Thalberg Award.

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Andres Martines Found Not Guilty of Anything

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Blogger Patterico has a long memory, especially for all things LA Dog Trainer Times. He’s been bugging Jamie Gold, the Reader’s Rep., about the Andres Martinez investigation.

Backstory: Martinez got grief about the Brian Glazer guest editor idea, especially after his relationship with PR Kelly Mullens came to light, and quit in a huff.

Turns out he didn’t do anything wrong, or so the non published report says.

The Readers’ Representative concluded her review of the issue involving a potential conflict of interest involving the former editorial pages editor. Based on the internal investigation, we have not found that anything was published in the Times–or that anything was withheld from publication – because of this relationship. The situation is a reminder that even the appearance of a conflict of interest can raise questions about the paper’s credibility, and all such situations should be disclosed and reviewed with one’s supervisor.

Since Martinez is part of this week’s Dust-Up fracas, Patterico wonders “how bad could things be?”

Earlier:
Andres Martinez Joins New America Foundation
Piranhas in the Fishbowl: Grazer-Gate Continues
Show Down on Spring Street: Andres Martinez Names News Room Meddlers at LA Times
Andres Martinez: Safety in Numbers at the LAT
Andres Martinez, Kelly Mullens, Brian Grazer: Three’s Company
Brian Grazer: Editor for a Day at LA Times

In the Trades: Remakes, Remakes, Remakes

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Russell Crowe will star as the not-as-bad-as-we’ve-been-led-to-believe Sheriff of Nottingham, based on a spec script from Ethan Reiff and Cyris Voris of Sleeper Cell. Imagine’s Brian Glazer will produce for Universal.

Jennifer Garner will star in a remake of the perfect-the-way-it-is-now, so-why-mess-it-up? 1945 film Christmas in Connecticut. Barbara Stanwyck was wonderful as the undomesticated magazine columnist forced to entertain a war hero at Christmas. No writer has been assigned and FBLA hopes this project dies a well-deserved death. Remakes suck.

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Speaking of remakes, Warner Bros. bought a Wonder Woman spec script, even though one they already have one from Joss Whedon. Joel Silver is producing the big-screen version, with Wheldon directing, and by buying the spec from new boys Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland, a future legal problem is side-stepped.

Jordana Brewster will play Mrs. Smith for ABC in the pilot based on the Jolie-Pitt movie, to be directed by Doug Linman. Brewster was also courted by NBC for the Bionic Woman series. Is Brewster the new Linda Carter or the more accessible Angelina Jolie? Aren’t they all lesbian fantasy objects?

Golden Globe Gossip Continues: Rushfield Nails It, E! Tails It

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Richard Rushfield recounts his Golden Globe experience in Kudos-crasher, for the LA Times. Kudos crasher sounds like he smashes cookies, but whatever. He’s the funniest writer in the paper. He overhears Donald Trump bragging about his star to Brian Glazer and P. Diddy telling Mary Lynn Rasjkub from 24 that she’s “one hundred percent true gangster”. FBLA thinks he said gangsta, but the copy desk must have intervened. And Rushfield gets the best line about the Golden Globes ever:

When asked about her show coming up empty tonight, Weeds creator Jenji Kohan tells me, “If I cared about the opinions of 90 foreign strangers, I’d be a hooker outside the U.N.”

Eonline’s Kristin Veitch live-blogged and misses nothing. She caught Tim Gunn in an unguarded moment:

He gushed over America Ferrera, calling her purple gown “a gem in a jewel tone,” then smiled pleasantries to Chloe Sevigny’s classy black and white gown, but his face fell into brief moment of disgust as she twirled around and showed her dominatrix shoes.

She should pod-cast her commentary for the Oscars, so we can watch and listen with her in our ear, like a great funny, bitchy girl-friend.