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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Godley’

THR Photo Editor Among Hollywood Shooter’s Targets

A very different kind of story for Daniel Miller, a Hollywood Reporter staffer who normally covers entertainment real estate transactions, top-tier talent agency signings and the like. It turns out that the trade publication’s 27-year-old website photo editor Chris Godley was one of those unlucky enough to be caught up in the insane crossfire at Sunset and Vine yesterday morning, a terrifying ordeal that Miller revisits.

The 2003 Toyota Tacoma headed south on Vine that is shot at by the firing madman in video footage widely circulated on the Web is Godley’s vehicle. Here’s his description of what it was like to catch sight of a pedestrian with a gun and be fired upon, point-blank:

“I processed the information very quickly. I hit my gas pedal and sped through the intersection as fast as I could,” Godley said Friday evening. “I knew he was going to take a shot at me. He took a shot and it went through my driver side door, grazed my leg, bounced off of my iPad and went into my passenger side door. It did not come out the other side of the door, so the bullet is in my door…”

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Tina Daunt Joins The Hollywood Reporter

Tina Daunt is the latest addition to The Hollywood Reporter. She just signed up to become the trade’s new “contributing editor, politics.” With the upcoming election cycle, Daunt will be spending much of her time covering the influence of Hollywood money in the political world.

“Hollywood activists are among the country’s most powerful and dynamic political players,” Daunt says in a release. “Each election cycle, they raise tens of millions of dollars for candidates and causes.  I’m excited that The Hollywood Reporter has given me the opportunity to cover the industry’s role in the country’s political system.”

Daunt comes to THR after years as a political reporter and columnist for the LA Times.

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