Hollywood is very much on the minds of cable executives meeting in Chicago this week at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s annual trade show. Introducing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his welcoming remarks, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said that “in our industry he’s known as Ari’s brother” — referring to WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel. The mayor picked up the theme by offering a mock apology on behalf of his family. “You know him as an agent,” he said. “We know him as a brother. We thought we got the worse end of the deal.” He said that when HBO introduced its series Entourage, Ari wanted to know what Rahm thought of the Ari Gold character who’s based on the super agent. “I like Ari Gold more than I like you,” Rahm says he replied.
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By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor | Wednesday June 15, 2011 @ 2:05pm PDTTags: Ari Emanuel, David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, NCTA, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Rahm Emanuel, The Cable Show
By NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief | Wednesday October 20, 2010 @ 3:16pm PDTTags: Ari Emanuel, Bob Iger, David Geffen, Haim Saban, Moguls, Peter Chernin, Politics, Rahm Emanuel
EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just learned that five well-known Hollywood Democrats — David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel — are hosting a November 4th fundraiser for Ari’s brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago’s next …
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