UTA Signs Tony Mendez; Ben Affleck Played The CIA Operative In Oscar-Winning ‘Argo’

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 9:08am PST
Mike Fleming

Tony MendezEXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Tony Mendez, the retired CIA operative played by Ben Affleck in Argo as he smuggled six diplomatic workers out of Iran. The agency has actually signed Mendez and his wife, Jonna, also … Read More »

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Acting CIA Director Says ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is “Not A Realistic Portrayal Of The Facts”

By | Friday December 21, 2012 @ 10:06pm PST

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty, which opened Wednesday, has generated a lot of comment about the realism (or lack of it) in the movie’s depiction of events leading up to the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden. And this afternoon acting director of the CIA Michael Morell issued a statement to employees of the agency that was posted on its website. “Zero Dark Thirty is a dramatization, not a realistic portrayal of the facts”, the statement says. “CIA interacted with the filmmakers through our Office of Public Affairs but, as is true with any entertainment project with which we interact, we do not control the final product.”  Read More »

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Oscar Buzz Increases As Ben Affleck, George Clooney Celebrate ‘Argo’s’ Hollywood Premiere

By | Friday October 5, 2012 @ 10:27am PDT
Pete Hammond

After extremely successful film festival launches in Telluride and Toronto, Warner Bros. thriller and big Oscar hopeful, Argo (10/12), finally hit Hollywood last night with a West Coast premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. And … Read More »

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