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Travolta’s ex-agent back from Lone Star state with a fistful of dollars

Longtime William Morris agent Fred Westheimer is back on the scene – as a co-financier.
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Backed by private equity, he’s co-financing Alexander Payne‘s “King of California” starring Michael Douglas as well as a few others.
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But the real yuks in this story come from Variety, which reports with a straight face:

As for leading the company’s troops, Westheimer didn’t go the usual route when looking for a production topper — he tapped his 32-year-old daughter. [ex-publicist, ex-costume designer] Erica Westheimer was Laura Linney’s personal assistant when she got the call from her dad…

Now, I love Fred Westheimer. And I love Variety, God bless ‘em. But you gotta be kidding me. Nepotism? In Hollywood?

Isn’t the usual route?
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