UPDATED, with details on the event: Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg hosted a small virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden on Saturday, as the candidate told the Hollywood crowd that Donald Trump;s response to the coronavirus was something that ;you guys would have trouble making a movie and selling it. ”What was not a hard sell was the former Vice President ''s latest visit today to the Hollywood ATM. In Biden ''s first Tinseltown event since formally securing the delegates to lock in the Democrat ''s Presidential nomination earlier this month, the ex VP followed in the footsteps of ghis former boss Barack Obama and scored some big cash from one of the Democrats ' leading donor bases. In the Quibi chief MC 'd afternoon event fueled by major 10 deep pocket donors, Biden walked away digitally with nearly $6 million, according to sources.
Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth) and It 's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 's Kaitlin Olson are set to star in Flipped, a new comedy series, from Groundlings alums Steve Mallory and Damon Jones, and Funny or Die, for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman 's short form video platform Quibi. Desperate Housewives alumna Eva Longoria, Arturo Castro (Alternatino) and Andy Garcia (Mama Mia: Here We Go Again) also star in the series which begins production today.
As reported by TechCrunch, former chairman of Walt Disney Studios Jeffrey Katzenberg and former CEO of HP and eBay Meg Whitman announced that their upcoming video streaming platform, Quibi, will be getting a bunch of new shows, including the Snapchat and Spiegel story that is based on a screenplay of the same name that "had written Spiegel as a hard partying Standford student."Quibi, which is a service that "plans to offer short form video designed for mobile, will also feature "an origin story to complement Telemundo s hit show El Se or de los Cielos; a music competition show produced by Justin Bieber manager and entertainment exec Scooter Braun; and a show from Jennifer Lopez s company about the power of giving and paying it forward."
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman #39;s shortform video venture has an official name and has started to line up talent from a top tier group. Going forward, NewTV will now be known as Quibi.
The event will be hosted by actress Katie McGrath, film studio executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg, among others, Politico reports. Obama s involvement as a special guest marks the first time he will be participating in a fundraising event for an individual candidate since leaving office.
Politico, which obtained a copy of the invite, reported Wednesday that Obama is listed as a special guest at the event. It's being hosted by Hollywood giants, including director Steven Spielberg, actress Katie McGrath and film executive Jeffrey Katzenberg.The event is being paid for by McCaskill 2018 Victory, a fundraising committee supporting McCaskill's reelection bid, as well as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and the Missouri Democratic State Committee, Politico reported.
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What is certain: Hollywood Democrats are now looking at the significant possibility of a battle for the nomination much different than imagined a year ago -- a longer, more contentious, less predictable race. "New Hampshire chose Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Really? I 'm excited about Nevada, South Carolina and Super Tuesday, " Andy Spahn, president of Gonring, Spahn amp; Associates, said via email. His firm represents clients including Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg.