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Dick Clark to Remain at the Helm of Retro World

It’s just another confirmation of the brave new multimedia world we live in. On the heels of the first of two weekend performances at Coachella by Tupac Shakur comes the news that Dick Clark will remain a key component of the social video game Retro World.

In an interview with Forbes contributor John Gaudiosi, Entertainment Games CEO Gene Mauro reminds that Clark is both host of the game and someone who can also be selected by players as their avatar. The executive expresses his sincere condolences at the top of the interview about the death of Clark and says working with Dick Clark Productions was a rewarding experience:

“My impression was that Mr. Clark had amazing media intuition and he understood that games, social in particular, are an important mass market trend. That man knew pop culture and media trends better than anyone…”

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Bernie Brillstein Dies at 77

Bernie Brillstein.jpgBernie Brillstein, one of the premiere manager/producers in the industry and the orchestrator behind the careers of John Belushi, Jim Henson and a slew of ‘Saturday Night Live’ stars, died this week from complications stemming from double-bypass heart surgery in February.

Brillstein ran the most successful management company in Hollywood in the 1980s and ’90s, repping such stars as Lorne Michaels, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, Geena Davis, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dabney Coleman, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Nicolas Cage, Rob Lowe and Jay Tarses.Brillstein partnered with Brad Grey in 1991. After producing such shows with Brillstein as “The Sopranos,” “Just Shoot Me,” “NewsRadio” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.” Grey went on to become the chairman and CEO for Paramount Pictures.

Brillstein was an outgoing, avuncular Santa Clause type who will be sorely missed.