What is this Ankler?

ankle — A classic (and enduring) Variety term meaning to quit or be dismissed from a job, without necessarily specifying which; instead, it suggests walking; “Alan Smithee has ankled his post as production prexy at U.” - VARIETY SLANGUAGE

The Ankler is a newsletter about and for the entertainment industry, edited and written by Richard Rushfield, with the help of some special friends. One of Fast Company’s 10 Newsletters to Make You Smarter, The Ankler is Hollywood’s one independent voice holding the industry’s feet to the fire.

In these tumultuous days when the industry is being re-ordered and turned inside out, The Ankler is the insider’s must read to make sense of it all and get the real dirt on what is happening behind the curtains.

After a career covering Hollywood for every publication and website, The Ankler began in early 2017 as a place where the real stories of how Hollywood works could be told.  From mishigas in the mail room to craziness in the commissary, The Ankler is there, giving Hollywood a voice.  With pointed and insightful analysis and deadly industry gossip, The Ankler has become the indispensable read for Hollywood’s plugged in elites and elite adjacents.

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