p2pnet news view | MPAA News:- When the Hollywood moguls hired Jack Valenti to front for them, he served them for close to 40 years, dying in situ, so to speak.
Dan ‘The Joker’ Glickman was hired to replace him and no doubt he (Glickman) expected to be mingling with the mighty for a year or 10.
But it wasn’t to be.
Hollywood CEOs were unhappy with Glickman, their discontent centering, on the fact he`s a bad and boring speaker who has not repped the movie business well in Washington, said says Nikki Finke in Deadline Hollywood, going on:
The moguls in particular blame him for not being able to keep those $246M in tax breaks for studios and filmmakers intact within the stimulus package. The thinking is that Glickman, a Democrat like Jack Valenti (although that`s where the comparison ends), got outmaneuvered by Republican lawmakers.”
The MPAA board, only voted to extend Glickman`s contract for another 18 months,she added.
Legions of Hollywood gnomes are presently scurrying about looking for The Joker’s successor.
Question: But what of Dan? Wither will he go?
Answer: Possibly, back into politics, from whence he came.
Shenanigans quotes him as stating, “There are folks in Kansas who have called me and asked me if I`m interested. I suppose I`m genetically interested in it. I`ve always been interested in politics and public service.”
Glickman, “even thought about hiring a pollster in Kansas, sources say, but never went through with it,” the story says, adding:
Still, there could be a gleam in his eye as he says, Being a U.S. senator is still one of the best jobs in the world. I wouldn`t deny that’.
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