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Hollywood Attorney Skip Brittenham Prepping Massive Graphic Novel

The name of the October 15 graphic novel release is Anomaly, and that it certainly is. Mainly because the co-author is none other than show business super-attorney Skip Brittenham, whose day job involves negotiating massive pay-or-play deals for A-list actors.

At 370 pages, Anomaly is being hyped as the longest graphic novel yet. Brittenham has paired with artist Brian Haberlin (of Spawn series fame) for a story set in 2717:

Humans live in off-world colonies, and a single corporation, The Conglomerate, routinely conquers other planets to steal their resources. The story follows a group of explorers who embark on a diplomatic mission to a mysterious planet, only to find themselves embroiled in a global conflict between its exotic inhabitants… Brittenham and Haberlin worked with distinguished professors in philosophy, religion and science to develop Anomaly‘s cultural landscape and planetary functions based on actual historical and scientific facts.

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No Love Lost Between StarGreetz, StarClipz

Accusations of intellectual theft in Hollywood typically revolve around screenplays. But in the case of StarClipz vs. StarGreetz, the narrative length being tussled over is of the logline length.

Per LA Times reporter Joe Flint, local start-up StarGreetz Inc., which launched this week and allows people to purchase celebrity custom greeting messages for dissemination on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, is being sued by StarClipz. That’s a lot of “z’s” to go along with the parties of the first part:

StarClipz and its founders, industry veterans Mark Lieber and Adam Newman, filed a lawsuit this year in U.S. District Court claiming that Frankel took their idea and business plan. Lieber and Newman not only accuse Frankel of swiping their idea and trying to cut them out of the operation but also of being motivated in part by “Lieber and Newman’s status as a same-sex couple,” their suit said.

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Henry Winkler Reels In Memorable Fly Fishing Book

Not very many books are released on a Sunday. But that’s the case with I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and Fly Fishing by Henry Winkler, arriving from Insight Editions May 1st.

FishbowlLA got its hands on an advance copy, and our favorite aspect of the 143-page tome – by far – is the way it showcases a celeb’s personal moments in a way that has nothing to do with TMZ, Radar Online, or Perez Hilton doodles. There’s a gracious dedication to attorney Skip Brittenham and late talent agent Leonard Hanzer, a lovely preface by Winkler’s wife Stacey, and this reminder of the old adage it’s who those you know, know:

While sitting at the luncheon table at our oldest son’s wedding, I showed a few photographs I had taken over the years in Montana to Cristina and Tony Thomopolous. They introduced the idea of a book and then introduced me to [literary agent] Jan Miller.

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Hollywood Reporter Reports on Mouthpieces

The Hollywood Reporter held court, so to speak, with the 100 attorneys it had named for its Power Lawyers issue this morning at the Peninsula Hotel. Organizer and HP managing editor of features Matthew Belloni said the event went off without hitch this morning, though he didn’t bother to tell whether they were eating raw snails (as lawyers are wont to do) or just bagels and coffee.
Belloni did bother to talk about the key award-winner, Disney executive VP of business affairs Bernadine Brandes and why they chose her: “Because she has been behind most of the major movie deals that Disney has had, including Jerry Bruckheimer, Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton.”
Most of Hollywood’s legal power elite made it out of bed for an 8:30 a.m. start, including Tom Hansen, Linda Lichter, Skip Brittenham, Melanie Cook, Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Alan Hergott, Harold Brown, Jay Cooper and Patti Felker, among others.
Belloni conceded that one of Hollywood’s most powerful attorneys was a no-show. Jake Bloom had no interest. “He never shows up for things like this and if he does, he doesn’t say anything,” he moaned.