Missing Ronni

Posted by · 12:21 pm · February 25th, 2011

A few choice quotes from this New York Times profile remembering Ronni Chasen in this, what would have been the busiest week of the year for her. She was very smart…She would always get there early so her noncelebrity client would get on camera, before all the stars would arrive. There is not a day […]

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12/9 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: NYT mag’s actors gallery, Crystal’s advice to Oscarcast hosts and closure for Ronni Chasen

Posted by · 8:58 am · December 9th, 2010

• Fourteen actors acting: A video gallery of classic screen types. [New York Times Magazine] • Billy Crystal’s advice to this year’s Oscar hosts: “Look like you want to be there.” [Vulture] • “Animal Kingdom”‘s Jacki Weaver on her National Board of Review victory. [Little Gold Men]

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Bears repeating

Posted by · 8:57 am · November 22nd, 2010

Some at the reception were disturbed to see The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman, in her trademark blunt style, grilling folks, notebook in hand, about Chasen’s murder. Finally, this cross-section of the film community not only mourned the loss of a friend but of a way of working, a civilized discourse, and the arrival of a more […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Weinstein takes the gloves off, Hollywood mourns its own, doc and animated fields shortlisted

Posted by · 11:10 am · November 20th, 2010

• The Academy honored legends Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Jean-Luc Godard and Kevin Brownlow at the annual Governors Awards. • Kris attended a Summit Entertainment holiday party, chatting with the talent in attendance. • Disney revealed a clever plan geared toward presenting “Toy Story 3” as a legitimate Best Picture contender. • The Weinstein […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 41 — Governors Awards, animated and doc feature shortlists, circuit festivities and remembering Ronni Chasen

Posted by · 11:20 am · November 19th, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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Palm Springs fest posts $100,000 reward for info on death of Ronni Chasen

Posted by · 9:35 am · November 18th, 2010

The press release: The Palm Springs International Awards Gala and Film Festival has issued a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Ronni Chasen, who was shot and killed in the early hours on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Festival Chairman Harold Matzner issued […]

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Summit toasts ‘Ghost Writer,’ ‘Fair Game,’ ‘Red,’ ‘Twilight’

Posted by · 12:27 pm · November 17th, 2010

Holiday parties sure are getting earlier, as the team at Summit Entertainment held theirs last night at BOA Steakhouse on Sunset.  The event was held to toast the efforts of cast and crew on the studio’s 2010 films — “Fair Game,” “The Ghost Writer,” “Red” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” I ended up chatting with […]

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Goodbye Ronni

Posted by · 11:24 am · November 16th, 2010

I was driving, in between interviews this morning, when I got the tragic news of Ronni Chasen’s random, senseless death. Deadline followed up on an initial Radar Online report and the news spread from there. Ronni was a long-time publicist who worked with just about everyone in town at one point or another. She was […]

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