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Posts Tagged ‘Scott Caan’

WME Starts a CAAt Fight

Towards the end of the comments thread for Deadline’s updated item about today’s bizarre “CAAN’T” pop-up ad campaign in Century City and elsewhere, there is a NSFWestfield suggestion as to how the house that Michael Ovitz built could respond to what is now a confirmed William Morris Endeavor broadside:

Options: bloWME also works.

Another reader offers up  ”w’meh.” And then there’s this hilarious alternate conspiracy theory:

Postradamus: This is CLEARLY an attack on the beautiful acting of Scott Caan!

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Studio City Filmmaker Reaps Huge Earnings from Tongal

During tomorrow’s telecast of Super Bowl XLVII, a pair of TV ads for Dunder Mifflin and Colgate-Palmolive will have something very cool in common. Both are byproducts of tongal.com, a crowd-sourcing video content development platform that connects users with name-brand competitive assignments.

The Marina del Rey-based company just raised $15 million and is allowing for all sorts of incredible individual success stories. Take Don Broida, the January “Tongaler of the Month.” Since joining Tongal last June, he has earned upwards of $90,000, which has allowed to spend more time at home with his eight-month-old son. One of his money-making projects, a spot for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, is currently airing on national TV.

From Broida’s celebratory Q&A:

“I think that Tongal is a great avenue for unrepresented filmmakers and advertising creatives alike. The multi-phase structure draws on many people to produce the best ideas, pitches and videos, regardless of if you are an already established commercial director or a 15-year-old from Texas. It puts everyone on the same playing field with the same exposure to the companies, and lets talent speak for itself.”

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Original Hawaii Five-O Talent Agent Files Suit Against CBS

From “book ‘em, Danno” to “sue ‘em, Litto.” That is essentially where an original stakeholder in the Hawaii Five-O franchise has progressed, via a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

THR senior editor Eriq Gardner has the details and full PDF complaint. The somewhat delayed timing of talent agent George Litto’s $10 million-plus legal maneuver has a lot to do with the fact that Rose Freeman, the widow of Hawaii Five-O creator Leonard Freeman, passed away in March. This reportedly left Litto as the sole manager of the Freeman estate company at the center of the dispute. Per Gardner:

Litto alleges he was cut out of the [TV series] success and even threatened with litigation if he contacted CBS… Since the series is reportedly a “cash cow” for CBS, he adds had the 1974 deal not been amended, it would have allegedly resulted in “massive profits” of millions of dollars to the company he set up with Rose.

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No More Booking for Danno: Original ‘Hawaii 5-0′ Actor James MacArthur Dies

Tough day for the acting world. First news broke that “An Officer and a Gentleman” star Lisa Blount died at the early age of 53. Now word is out that the original “Hawaii 5-0″ star James MacArthur died of unknown causes earlier this week. He was 72.

From The Hollywood Reporter’s obit:

Born Dec. 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, MacArthur was raised in a theater atmosphere by Hayes and noted “Front Page” playwright and screenwriter Charles MacArthur, his adopted father, at their home nicknamed “Pretty Penny” on the bank of the Hudson River in Nyack, N.Y….

In 1967, producer Leonard Freeman remembered an actor who did a cameo in the Clint Eastwood movie “Hang ‘Em High” as the traveling preacher who came on the set and required just one take. He called the boyish MacArthur and cast him as Det. Williams opposite Jack Lord on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O.” The phrase “Book ‘em Danno!” has become one of the most popular lines in TV history, with the phrase returning to the airwaves with CBS’ revamped “Hawaii Five-O” back on the schedule. Scott Caan plays the Williams character.

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Zero on the Five-O Believability Scale

Everyone’s a critic these days, which in the case of L.A. CNN copy editor James Dinan, is a good thing. His latest post on Showbiz Tonight‘s “Marquee” blog hilariously picks apart the Columbus Day episode of the re-imagined Hawaii Five-O.

What sort of medical term is “aneurysm face,” Dinan wonders, in reference to a line of dialogue uttered by the new Danno (Scott Caan, pictured left) to the latest McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). Good question. Somehow, it’s hard to picture the old Danno (James MacArthur) and the original McGarrett (the late Jack Lord) engaging in such glibly inaccurate terminology.

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