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Waxman Needs Attention, Invites Finke to Speak

Call us cynical but the Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke feud benefits them both. Possibly one more than the other. If they’re lucky a New York journalist will write about their flame war as if it’s new/news. Then they’ll get national attention.

But it’s been quiet for months. Too quiet.

Waxman posted an invite for Finke to speak at her conference titled The Grill. She also name drops before getting into the reasons why Finke should speak. Of course, the note was posted on her site as opposed to or in addition to being sent privately to Finke. We’re all so shocked by this.

Waxman writes:

Dear Nikki,

We have known each other for a very long time, much longer as friends than as enemies.

With a view to that relationship I would like to invite you to be a keynote speaker at our upcoming entertainment leadership conference, TheGrill.

The conference will foster high-level, healthy debate around the changes buffeting the entertainment industry – for leaders, deciders, and disrupters.

The theme: “Content, Interrupted.”

Without question you are part of those changes, a disrupter of the entertainment news order. As such, your voice should be part of this conversation.

Very little escapes your notice, so I imagine you already know that many of the industry’s most prominent figures on the landscape of change are part of the line-up: Ryan Kavanaugh of Relativity, Ted Sarandos of Netflix, Harvey Levin of TMZ.

Other voices of experience and leadership are also joining: Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Jon Miller of NewsCorp, Warren Lieberfarb and many others.

Read the entire letter here.

And yes, we emailed Finke for comment and we’ll post it when we get it.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Waxman and Finke are Flaming Each Other Again
  • Hey Huffpo LA, Finke Telling Waxman to F-Off Isn’t News, It’s Friday

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