Hollywood ending not in script for ‘elites’

November 26, 2010

By David R. Sands-The Washington Times

Congress: The Sequel” is shaping up as one blockbuster that Hollywood would rather not greenlight.

The liberal-leaning entertainment world, long a fertile source of campaign funds and star-power endorsements for Democrats, faces a major script rewrite on Capitol Hill as Republicans prepare to take control of theHouse of Representatives and boost their Senate caucus in the nextCongress.

Democrats, aided in large measure by Hollywood cash, held their ground in states such as New York and California, but the next Congress will include dozens of conservative newcomers from the heartland with little cultural, political or geographic sympathy for the entertainment and media centers on the coasts. How that gulf will affect policy on issues such as taxes, government spending and intellectual property rights remains uncertain.

Daniel Cortez is a rare figure with experience in both worlds. A Northern Virginia retiree and disabled Vietnam veteran, Mr. Cortez had a brief career as a military technical adviser on some Hollywood productions and earned bit parts in the movies “No Way Out” and “MacArthur.”

Today, Mr. Cortez serves as a spokesman and public affairs director for the Northern Virginia Tea Party, and he says the “Hollywood elites” are in for a major shock.

“The reality — and I saw it up close — is that those in the motion-picture industry are highly political and highly political from the left,” Mr. Cortezsaid. “The incomes and the kind of money that passes around out there is so stratospheric that they have very little idea of what ordinary people care about or why they are so angry.

The reaction against such elitism, he added, “is why the ‘tea parties’ got organized in the first place, and not just elitism from Democrats but Republicans as well.”

Howard Gantman, Washington spokesman for the Motion Picture Association of America, rejects the idea that the entertainment industry faces a rough period with the GOP on the rise.

To read more, visit: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/23/hollywood-ending-not-in-script-for-elites/

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Doouble Ace says:

    Already people are tired of the likes of Michael Moore, and Shawn Penn, and numerous others in Hollywood that feel necessary to involve themselve in politics. I know many people who refuse to go to a movie that these people have roles in or are directing. They don’t realize how bad they hurt themsleves. I think the Dixie Chicks set a fine example of open mouth and insert foot when they decided to attack president Bush. First and foremost, we don’t care what they think. They have the same rights as everyone else but that doesn’t give them the right to tell us what to think. These people live in a make believe world and they really can’t cope with reality. Look at the Lindsey Lohans, Britteny Spears, etc. They are so messed up in that phoney world they can’t coope and end up destroying themselves with dope. Hollywood is entertainment and that’s about it. Why anyone woould care what some Hollywood eliteist thinks is beyond me.

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