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Literary Agency Owner Caren Bohrman Passes Away After Long Battle with Cancer

The close-knit LA literary agency community is in mourning today following the death over the weekend of Caren Bohrman. She was 56.

As owner of The Bohrman Agency, she brokered screenwriter deals for such major Hollywood films as the remake of The Fugitive. Her brother, David, is president of Current TV, while their father Stan was an award-winning SoCal TV newsman.

In an interview with scriptologist.com, she offered a wonderful explanation of how she came to own her boutique agency:

“I got fired from my first job as an agent after four years because they said, ‘You’re too honest. So, we can’t trust you anymore.’ [This] taught me about the lack of integrity in Hollywood. I’m very straightforward and honest. So I decided I was going to prove to these people that you can be honest and straightforward and still be very successful.”

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Current TV Bets on Progressive Radio Stars Bill Press, Stephanie Miller

During his time at MSNBC, programming executive David Bohrman took the bold step of giving radio personality Don Imus a TV simulcast. Those would turn out to be the earliest days of what is now a booming cable format, especially at Current, where Bohrman is currently president.

Added in March, the network’s six-hour “morning block” features three hours with Washington D.C. based Bill Press, followed by three more led from Burbank by Stephanie Miller. Intriguingly, Press remembers those Imus simulcast days well.

“At the time, Imus didn’t have a huge following nationwide, but he did in D.C.,” Press tells FishbowlLA via telephone earlier this week from the TCA. “In a sense, Bohrman is attempting to repeat his experiences at MSNBC with this Current morning block.”

Press says the expansion of his program to TV has brought only minor changes: he puts on a little powder each morning to reduce the glare and his producers are making an effort to up the number of in-studio guests. Miller on the other hand tells us that she goes straight from the radio show each day to a spinning class, so for her, it’s sweatpants and her naturally scrubbed complexion.

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Current TV Hires New Executive Vice President of Technology

Current TV continues to staff up. One day after Cenk Uygur took his online show to Current, the network has announced it’s hiring CNN and NBC vet Jason Odell to be its new executive vice president of technology. Odell will be in charge of IT, web engineering and broadcast engineering and will report directly to Current TV president David Bohrman.

Odell is the inventor of the hologram technology CNN used during its 2008 election coverage. Wonder if this means flying gadgets and gizmos are on the way to Current.

Press release after the jump:

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