Posted: August 31, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Apple Inc, Apple TV, Artist, Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, Movies, Netflix, Scott Borchetta, streaming, Streaming media, Taylor Swift, Television, Tim Cook, Twitter, Variety
Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Apple’s point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers for Apple TV to its recent faceoff with Taylor Swift.
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Posted: November 5, 2014 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: 20014 Election, Bobby Shriver, Campaign donors, Chris O'Donnell, David Geffen, Harvey Keitel, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Iovine, Joan Cusack, Katzenberg, Larry David, Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Steven Spielberg, Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty
Bobby Shriver’s loss marked the end of a day that saw industry politicos’ favorites defeated and Republicans back in control of the U.S. Senate
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Tuesday’s midterm elections brought defeats for many Hollywood-supported candidates…Hollywood politicos turned their attention to Bobby Shriver, the industry pick to replace longtime Los Angeles County supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who was forced to retire because of term limits….
…The scion of American political royalty had received thousands of dollars in Hollywood campaign contributions in his effort to represent the Westside of Los Angeles and parts of the San Fernando Valley on the Board of Supervisors.
Bobby Shriver‘s campaign finance report read like a list of Oscar attendees. Among the donors: Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, J.J. Abrams, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jimmy Iovine, Warren Beatty, Jessica Alba, Chris O’Donnell, Rob Lowe, Larry David, Ted Danson, Joan Cusack, Harvey Keitel and Michael Douglas.
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