As promised, I’ll dissect it on Sunday Monday…
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This article was printed from http://www.deadline.com/2008/07/heres-the-ny-times-profile-of-endeavor/
Talk about a blow job. Somebody better hand that writer a tissue. What the FUCK was that?
Oh Please. This NYT article is such an obvious PR plant. In the world of agents, Endeavor = the desperate clowns in the room with the lamp-shades on their heads.
Um, since when was Amy Poehler considered an A-lister. That’s the most laughable statement in the whole piece. I like her and everything, but she’s not getting $20 million a movie anytime soon.
Those fossil-bastard-women-hating CEO’s stupidly, rarely pay any female 20 mill. That’s no barometer.
Ben Stiller’s not so A-list anymore either.
I’d see a movie with Amy Poehler way before I’d see one with Stiller (or Jack Black, for that matter, whose appeal is puzzling.)
It wasn’t that much of a blowjob – what about the Ari is a racist/sexist stuff? Hadn’t heard that before. Mike Donkis (the PR) clearly didn’t do that good of a job!
U can say what U want, but Endeavor has come to the top of the food chain out here way faster than even CAA did. And their “groovy” rep still remains (have U seen their offices? take me away Paris ’63!). Frankly, they have the most interesting list and are continuing to raid the others (even vaunted CAA). Now the question is: where does End. go from here? Sports? Consulting? Film packaging? What’s the next chapter to make more $ to feed that GIANT list of pardnas…
Please someone tell me how in the year 2008, Endeavor has not one African American agent and its a pretty good guess that they have few if any Hispanic or Asian agents either. And by the way its not much better if at all at the other big agencies. What would Ari E. tell his presidential candidate of choice about that, “the we can’t find any qualified candidates” meme just won’t cut it in the age of Obama, if in fact it ever did. Full disclosure I am an African American former top flack for CAA, a two time GOP White House staffer and a committed (ok obsessed) Obama supporter.
Anna Perez said:
“Please someone tell me how in the year 2008, Endeavor has not one African American agent…”
I am black, and I was an agent at Endeavor up until recently. Frankly, the idea that Ari Emanuel is a racist is absolutely ridiculous. He, and an overwhelming majority of the partners I dealt with over there, were nothing but amazingly supportive. And as many know, for an agency, that’s huge.
Oh Please F–
Those idiots at Endeavor have to create false rumors and plant trash like the Sunday NYT article just to keep themselves in the news. What’s next? They want some idiot hedge fund/brokerage to buy them before their house of cards collapes.
To ex-agent, congrats, I hope you are a senior studio executivebecause of course agencies are petri dishes for same) or doing whatever else you wanted to be, but my question remains unanswered, how in this day and age are Endeavor and the other agencies including my still much loved former employer CAA, still almost all white enclaves? They can’t use the “Mad Men” excuse.
“A list” vs “B List is a bit subjective for me. Although Alan Sorkin, David Kelly, Matt Damon, Martin Scorsese probably are A list.
To ex agent. I feel you. Having myself played the role of the token many times, I would agree racist is probably over the top. Expedient is maybe more accurate. Creatively lazy – that’s for certain but not nefariously so. They can claim with some credibility that are “just doing their job”.
Endeavor is definitely as profitable as junk food. They make that crap but they probably don’t eat. They certainly don’t force feed us the dross that Sandler and Black front.
Unlike, I might add the sick fictional political re-makes and insipid sequels to Bush after Bush that image producers in Washington roll out. We are pretty much stuck with swallowing a trillion dollars of horrible content they foist on us. Anna Perez, its good you resigned. But I would take your comments about Barrack as a little more credible if you had never been a key player in an election stealing war mongering neo-Nazi regime. Not sure “just doing my job” works in this case. I worked in Iraq.
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