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🎧 Israel, Gaza and the Maha Brouhaha
How a CAA agent-to-the-stars ended up sidelined as who-said-what inflames Hollywood
As this year of strikes has proven, Hollywood has a hard time reaching consensus. Now, layer on to that loaded conversations around the current war between Israel and Hamas, and the industry feels especially on edge. Today’s topic: CAA superagent Maha Dakhil’s step-back from her leadership roles following a controversial social media post, and whether, as Richard Rushfield asks, gender had anything to do with it, and if she has a redemptive path back. Rushfield, Sean McNulty, Elaine Low and Peter Kiefer also talk real-life Hollywood horror stories (27:08), Peacock’s losses peak (7:59), and Ralph Nader’s apocalyptic AI warning to Hollywood (9:35).