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Exclusive: They said they were going to do it when the Pirates of the Caribbean actor sued them for fraud in a $25 million lawsuit this month, and today Johnny Depp's former longtime business managers the Mandel Company hit back at the three-time Oscar nominee with a cross-complaint of fraud and more of their own. “TMG did everything within its power over the last 17 years to protect Depp from himself and to keep Depp financially solvent,” states the jury trial-seeking… »
The International Cinematographers Guild has found that former secretary-treasurer Alan Gitlin stole $3,300 in guild funds, resulting in his removal from the national board and an order to make restitution.
The guild, which operates at Local 600 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, said Monday that it has reviewed and updated its existing financial oversight practices to ensure that a situation like this does not occur again in the future.
“The system worked as it was supposed to,” said Steven Poster, national president. “This matter is being handled appropriately by the Neb.”
The guild is the largest crafts union in Hollywood with more than 6,000 members. Gitlin was defeated last year for re-election to the secretary-treasurer’s post. Gitlin has extensive credits including “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and “Mission: Impossible III.”
Poster sent an email to members after the national board meeting. The email follows:
“Over this past weekend, »
- Dave McNary
Theodore Melfi’s film shocked with a win in the Screen Actors Guild’s top category Sunday night, beating out Oscar heavyweights like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight” and adding a lot more gas to the tank with the 89th Academy Awards just under a month away. “La La Land” was not in the running, perceived more as a two-hander than an ensemble film, but this is quite the feather in the cap of a film that has a lot to say about putting divisions aside and working toward common good.
Boy does that ring loud and clear right now.
Could “Hidden Figures” be an Oscar threat? I think you’ll see a concerted effort to get it there now, 14 daunting »
- Kristopher Tapley
Fans of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" can own the movie medallion once held close by Keira Knightley ... but it'll cost you almost as much as real gold. The screen-worn treasure prop is up for auction and is expected to rake in more than $2,500. Keira's character, Elizabeth Swann, wore it throughout the first installment of the franchise ... and that's why the pirates nabbed her. If you really want the gold-colored »
- TMZ Staff
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