p2pnet view MPAA:- Hollywood, traditional home to liars, thieves, pimps and drug addicts, has no credibility of its own. So it has to buy it.
Harsh words? True words.
And to do this, it’s once again reportedly indulging its penchant for war veterans — this time senator Bob Kerrey (right), a genuine Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
Failed MPAA frontman Dan ‘The Joker’ Glickman is off to do good works in Africa as the man in charge of Refugees International. The hole his sudden departure created is being temporarily plugged by Bob Pisano, with the ghost of the late and unlamented Jack Valenti, a former WWII bomber pilot, in the background.
In 2007 Hollywood created the ‘Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award’, said p2pnet a little more than a year ago, going on >>>
Valenti will indeed live forever, but as the man who, in the 80s, told congress the videocassette recorder was a critical threat to the movie business because tapes could be made of films.
“I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone,” he stated.
According to Glickman, Valenti took on causes, “for the betterment of humanity”.
Who could possibly fill those boots?
His exploits as a Navy seal are the stuff of Hollywood movies and won him America’s highest military award. The governor of Nebraska during the 1980s and 1990s, he went on to become president of the New School university in New York City.
And now he’s being touted as the MPAA’s choice to replace The Joker.
“I have not given up on politics or democracy simply because both have been debased in recent years by money, corruption, and personal weakness,” he’s quoted as saying in The Wrap.
Since money, corruption, and personal weaknesses are corporate movie studio bulwarks, as the MPAA front man, he might have one or two problems living up to Hollywood standards — unless a salary of around $1.3 million, plus perks, would be enough to overcome his scruples.
But as Moviephone points out, “Kerrey has reportedly not yet accepted the deal and an MPAA spokesperson’s only comment was that the search committee of studio heads has ‘not been made aware’ of the choice’.”
off to do good works – Was Dan Glickman fired from MPAA?, January 25, 2010
p2pnet – Late MPAA boss Valenti a ‘humanitarian’, April8, 2009
The Wrap – Bob Kerrey Tapped to Head MPAA, May 21, 2010
Moviephone – Former Senator Bob Kerrey Asked to Head MPAA, May 21, 2010
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