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Hollywood: Gay marriage’s best man

West Hollywood Prop 8 Rally Remembers Those Who Made 2013 Supreme Court Decision Possible

“People fell in love with those characters and they began to root for them,” he says. “That opened a lot of people’s eyes.” But for actor Harvey Fierstein, the seminal cultural shift was not when gay characters in TV or films became beloved, it was the instant they much like a cultural Trojan Horse slipped into our collective consciousness through a populist medium. “There were people who thought that Will & Grace was godawful, that’s fine,” he says.
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Sandy Holm and Vida Smittant Sandy Holm (left), 37, and Vida Smittant, 34, got engaged two years ago. Holm told HuffPost they planned their wedding for June of 2014 even before the Supreme Court ruled on Prop 8. “That’s how much faith we had in the system,” she said. John Borsum and Mark Ehrenstein John Borsum (left), 58, and Mark Ehrenstein, 53, pose for a picture with their dog, Papa Bears.
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The Hollywood Reporter Announces Nine Hires, Five Promotions

our editor recommends The Hollywood Reporter Nominated for 27 SoCal Journalism Awards Jeanie Pyun has joined the staff as features director. The former editor of Organic Style magazine and co-editor of InStyle Home, Pyun’s most recent endeavors include THR’s Hollywood’s Biggest Daddies package, which included Sidney Poitier, Hawk Koch and Ron Meyer. Lacey Rose and Marisa Guthrie have been promoted to television editors. Rose has been with THR since February 2011 as senior TV writer and prior to that worked at Forbes. She has become one of the top TV writers in the business, producing more than 20 cover stories. Guthrie will report from the East Coast and has been a senior TV writer since November 2010.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood “Crack-Up”

Looking for a place to dry out, Hobby wanders into an office and meets a pretty young writer. She tells him her idea for a picture, about a useless old man who was once a great artist; Hobby “warm[s] to this conception of himself,” steals her idea, and sells it to a studio bigshot. The story ends just before he’s outed as a fraud — by the pretty young writer, who’s sleeping with the bigshot.
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CAA Signs Five Hollywood-Based Canadian TV Screenwriters (Exclusive)

City is also getting set to debut Package Deal, a multicamera comedy from Los Angeles-based Canadian creator Andrew Orenstein, whose Hollywood credits include Malcolm in the Middle and 3rd Rock From the Sun. The strategy for Canadian broadcasters, eyeing international financing to complement their own investment in homegrown shows, is backing Hollywood-based Canadian talent that can make slick comedies that stand up well against popular American sitcoms on their primetime schedules. The new industry model is underpinned by Canadian producers opening up Los Angeles development offices and keeping lists of Canadian scribes with Hollywood credits to engage.
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