At CAA, he helped connect members of the entertainment industry with Internet startups, helping develop digital pioneers like Funny or Die and the celebrity social-media management service WhoSay. His success caught the attention of Lowercase’s investing guru, Chris Saaca. A key backer of Twitter and Kickstarter, Saaca tapped Mazzeo to be the firm’s first partner, wherehe leads a $20-million fund that invests in the media and technology space. He’s already making waves by investing in companies like Big Frame, which brings advertisers and YouTube creators together, and Ranker, a data-driven listing service. He is also serving an ambassador between traditional and new media as old barriers tumble and long-held prejudices soften. “The old knock on Hollywood was that it was only focused on upfront fees and didn’t grasp the long-term benefits of building a business,” Mazzeo told TheWrap.
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Hollywood helped Adolf Hitler with Nazi propaganda drive, academic claims
The book describes many Jewish studio bosses not only censoring films to suit the regime, but also producing material that could be inserted into German propaganda films and even financing German weapons manufacturing. The collaboration of Hollywood with the regime began in 1930, says Urwand, when Carl Laemmle Jr of Universal Studios agreed major cuts to the First World War film All Quiet On The Western Front after riots in Germany instigated by the Nazi party. I would say there were a few shocking moments, probably starting with the document I discovered in the National Archives in Washington which explained how MGM was insulating its profits, Urwand told the Times of London. There was a law in Germany that foreign businesses couldn’t export currency.
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