Transcript: The Agency Titans Showdown
Blood was drawn this week in the decades-old grudge match between Bryan Lourd and Ari Emanuel
Sean McNulty (00:06):
Welcome to The Ankler Podcast. This is Sean McNulty from The Wakeup newsletter here at The Ankler on Friday, June 9th, here in New York City. Of course, joined by Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low in Los Angeles. Guys, can you see me through the smoke okay? Am I doing all right?
Elaine Low (00:21):
Is it still looking apocalyptic over there, Sean?
Sean McNulty (00:24):
No, thankfully, I was out earlier and it looks better. It's just like a regular haze now, Elaine, for June.
Richard Rushfield (00:32):
How do you know that it's smokey on the East? I mean, doesn't the weather always terrible?
Sean McNulty (00:38):
When it looks like Dune, Richard, that's when you know things may be a little off.
Richard Rushfield (00:43):
Sean McNulty (00:43):
Although I had the thought this morning, I'm like, if this happened, or it probably did happen, in 1700, people would've thought this thing was... It explains a lot about maybe history to some degree, about these weather phenomenons that were previously unexplained in earlier times. But anyway, we are doing better and getting better here in New York. We have Peter Kiefer joining as well. Peter, you are in Los Angeles, home as well, I believe?
Peter Kiefer (01:09):
Sean McNulty (01:10):
We'll dive into your piece, Peter, which I'm sure you have a lot of response from on Ari and Bryan, which those are two Beach Boys, right? Did I get that correct? Do I [inaudible 00:01:20].
Richard Rushfield (01:20):
Yeah, they were the forgotten members of Jan and Dean.
Sean McNulty (01:25):
Okay. All right. But of course, first follow The Ankler on all social platforms at The Ankler, and you can subscribe at theankler.com to get the full suite of newsletters and podcasts. Of course, The Ankler's free Strikegeist newsletter gives you all the news from the WGA picket lines to the latest with SAG-AFTRA, inside the Hollywood executive suites and so forth, and you get Elaine's daily evening newsletter as well. Elaine, how's the daily beat going for you? We're what, four or five weeks in here?
Elaine Low (01:54):
Oh, yes. We're in week six, my friend.
Sean McNulty (01:56):
Week six? Oh, my.
Elaine Low (01:57):
People are still marching along those picket lines. Made a stop at Amazon Studios today, passed by Universal and Warners. Folks are still going, thinner. There was music, there are scrabble lines. Today's Lord of the Rings Day over at Amazon, may pay them a visit a little later.