It will also generate public service announcements to match the TV shows storylines. Our experience has shown that the public gets just as much, if not more, information about current events and important issues from their favorite television shows and characters as they do from the news media and online resources, said Martin Kaplan, head of the USC program. The grant will allow us to ensure that industry practitioners have up-to-date, relevant facts on health care reform to integrate into their storylines and projects. The program, which also aids in the spread of Al Gores anthropogenic global warming hysteria, boasts that its storytelling resources have contributed to more than 550 Hollywood, Health & Society-assisted storylines over the span of three years. It has placed left-wing political propaganda in a plethora of popular broadcast and cable TV shows including All My Children, Boardwalk Empire, Boston Legal, Breaking Bad, CSI, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Gilmore Girls, Greys Anatomy, Judging Amy, Law & Order, Mad Men, Malcolm in the Middle, NCIS, 24, West Wing, The Wire, and even the alleged CBS News program 60 Minutes. The Hollywood, Health & Society programs advisory board includes a galaxy of big-name players in the entertainment industry. Among them are: Michelle Alban, a vice president at Telemundo; Kelly Delap, a vice president at Disney ABC Networks Group; David Foster, writer and executive producer of House on Fox; Vince Gilligan, writer and executive producer of Breaking Bad on AMC; Christopher Keyser, president of Writers Guild of America-West; actress Judith Light, best known for her role on Whos The Boss?; Thom Mount, CEO of Reliant Pictures Corp.; actress and left-wing activist Gloria Reuben of ER fame; and Michael Roberts, executive vice president for current programming at The CW. With its anti-social left-wing mission, the misnamed Hollywood, Health & Society program can inflict a lot of damage to American culture and the body politic. The Los Angeles-based California Endowment that is funding the HH&S program has been working to undermine American freedoms for years. The wealthy charitable organization had a little under $3.3 billion in net assets as of March 31, 2012, according to its most recent publicly available tax return (Form 990-PF). The philanthropy is closely associated with political extremism. Going back to 1999, the philanthropy has given $50.4 million (23 grants) to the notorious neo-Marxist Tides Foundation in San Francisco and an astounding $87 million (187 grants) to its sister organization, the Tides Center, which incubates new leftist groups. The Tides network, whose then-leader Drummond Pike participated in the attempted cover-up of a million-dollar embezzlement at ACORN, has close ties to the preeminent funder of the Left, radical anti-American billionaire George Soros. Since 2001, the California Endowment has also given $4.9 million (29 grants) to Families USA Foundation, a pro-Obamacare activist group. Obamas labor secretary, Sharia law supporter and immigration amnesty champion Thomas Perez, was a paid consultant to the California Endowment and the George Soros-funded Public Health Institute.
Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser on Kris and Bruce Jenner’s Split
The only thing thats different between high profile or celebrity divorces is that you have to do all you can to keep your client and the details out of the media. Does timing become more important if youre representing a movie star who has a lot of professional projects theyre dealing with or a media executive who may be about to get that promotion? In those cases its very important that something becomes public at the right time. Often people will wait if they have a new movie thats about to come out or for whatever reason they dont want the media distraction. It doesnt matter to me what the timing is, and Im always happy to work with a manager, a publicist or a business manager to find the best time. What I wont do is work entirely with a persons assistant. Ive had people have their office managers call me up and say, so-and-so is really busy, so just have the papers ready for him to sign. That doesnt work for me. I need to be the one who sits down with a client to figure out what they think or need, no matter how busy they are or how famous their face is, otherwise I wont take the case. Do you have problems where clients, particularly clients with celebrity spouses, go jurisdiction shopping to find a court in a part of the country with laws that favor their position? Yes, but that happens most frequently in sports cases where an athlete is playing in one city or state, but living with their wife and child in another. Sometimes a spouse will relocate to a state like California where theres a good chance shell receive some of the highest child support in the United States. If they do that even though my client is a basketball player in Texas, it immediately raises a red flag. Has the Supreme Courts recent decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act change the way you deal with same-sex break-ups? In some ways.