KROLL OF THE DICE: A HOUSE FALLS AT WARNERS

from the January 9, 2018 edition of The Ankler For over a year now, The Ankler (and nowhere else) has been reporting on the Game of Thrones in progress on the historic Warner Bros lot.  As the Ankler has long noted, the studio has  been locked in a frozen staredown scrum between House Tsujihara, House Kroll and House Emmerich, each pushing at each other with all their might, jockeying for advantage by the inch, while the frozen corporate situation kept everyone locked together in a death hug. Put less slightly less dramatically: you’ve had a bunch of factions trying to kill each other but no one could do anything until the Telephone People arrived. Six months ago, it seemed that House Kroll had the advantage in that fight, as the Marketing President de tutti Presidents strode alongside Telephone honchos on premiere nights, and the Tsujihara regime seemed ever more lavishly adrift. But the

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The Path of the Bob: A Six Billion Dollar Tale – Ankler Special Edition!

The Weinstein Way in Hollywood has always been a path of extremes. And it has involved more than just harassment and abuse. It’s a way of doing business calculated to wrench the maximum possible amounts of acrimony, angst and aggravation out of any project or deal.  On that score, The Weinstein Company’s last remaining Weinstein plays no second fiddle to his bombastic brethren. Now that brother two has moved into the limelight and taken charge of the shattered remains of The Weinstein Company, is a new era of sanity and level-headed filmmaking in store? Is Bob just the man to lead this flock away from of the wreckage and the shenanigans? There’s one film project in particular, that brings The Bob Way to life.  It’s the story of a film’s year odyssey that has become a Through the Looking Glass voyage for all involved; a film project that won’t die, thanks to the sheer force of one man, and the

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