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Posts Tagged ‘David E. Kelley’

Screenwriter Recalls the Day He Joked About CAA

When Michael Ovitz departed CAA in the mid-1990s, screenwriter-novelist Doug Richardson found himself unexpectedly caught up in a blaze of media coverage.

In a blog post titled “Spiking the Football,” he recalls that because he happened to leave the agency for William Morris right before Ovitz’s exit, he was lumped together somewhat hilariously with David E. Kelley in LA Times and New York Times coverage. Separately, when Richardson’s new agents packaged his first nove Dark Horse for mid-six figures, he did an interview with Variety’s Mike Fleming. Which got him into a lot of trouble:

“So,” said Fleming. “John Travolta as star. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard as producers. How’s that feel?”

“Great,” I answered, then added something I thought was funny. “Who knew I’d have to leave CAA to get packaged.”

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News You Don’t Want To Miss: Wednesday Roundup

roundupx7.jpgPer TVGuide.com: Four actors — Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, Rene Auberjonois and Constance Zimmer — have all been let go from the David E. Kelley show Boston Legal. Meanwhile John Larroquette will join on as a regular.

Per LAObserved (which, apparently, doesn’t appreciate all our linky love): The LAT might soon find itself with a real competitor.

Per Eater LA: The City Bakery at the Brentwood Country Mart is having a little fun with Paris’s imprisonment.