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Posts Tagged ‘Seamus Blackley’

Barnum Awards Move back to LA/Silverman, Tisch, Blackley Honored ,

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The annual P.T. Barnum Awards, which honor Tufts
University alumni
in the arts & entertainment industries, are going to producer Steve Tisch, CAA’s video game guru Seamus Blackley and man of the hour, Ben Silverman. At next week’s ceremony at CAA, they’ll receive bronze statues of P.T. Barnum’s famous Jumbo the Elephant.

Silverman gets Jumbo all to himself, but he has to share his new NBC co-chair title with Marc Graboff. Grab-on, more likely.

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Game Over: Larry Shapiro Leaves CAA, Ken Kutaragi Leaves Sony

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Among the shape-shifters leaving CAA is Larry Shapiro, as reported by Nikki Finke.

Shapiro was the head of the video game unit. Seamus Blackley is still there, along with Ophir Lupu. The team brought Doom to the multiplex, but the Halo movie stalled.

Back in the day, actors actually thought they would have some influence on characters and plotlines. SAG couldn’t even get them residuals, much less script approval.

Far bigger news in the game world is the retirement of Sony CEO current director, chairman, CEO, and “father of the PlayStation” Ken Kutaragi.