Friday, August 18, 2006

Hollywood Joins the War

Hollywood has joined the war at last.

WASHINGTON - Heads of the film industry in Hollywood and prominent movie stars have signed a statement blaming Hamas and Hizbullah for terror activities in the Middle East, the war in Lebanon, and for harming innocents.

Some 84 senior film industry members signed the statement, published in the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, and the Variety newspaper.

Among the signatories: Sylvester Stallone, James Woods, Bruce Willis, director Ridley Scott, tennis player Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, William Hurt, Josh Malina, Kelly Preston, Danny DeVito, Don Johnson, and media tycoon Rupert Murdock.
Some expected names. Some not so expected. This war (at least at this time) is not going to be like WW2 where the whole industry figuratively and literally enlisted. Interesting that they hit the LA Times as well as the major Hollywood papers.
The statement said that if terror around the world is not stopped, chaos will rule and innocents will continue to die. The statement called for terror to be stopped at any price.

[Israeli] Consul General Danoch is continuing with his PR activities, and on Wednesday night he briefed the heads of the William Morris agency on the recent events in Lebanon.
I wonder if the left side of Hollywood will catch on?

Hollywood News has more on the ad.

Commenter Robbie has posted a complete list of signers along with a copy of the ad.

1 comment:

Robbie said...

I have posted the complete list of signers at my blog.