Bradley Cooper Apparently Helped Get Barack Obama On ‘Between Two Ferns’

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The Huffington Post  | by  Christopher Rosen

Maybe Ed Helms will help with the sequel. According to Politico, Bradley Cooper was partially responsible for facilitating Barack Obama’s appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ Funny or Die series, “Between Two Ferns.”

The site reports that Cooper and Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior advisor, met on Feb. 11 to “brainstorm ideas about how to help get the word out on Obamacare.” While Funny or Die had come up before — perhaps as early as July of 2013 — it was Cooper who ...

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Forget Kickstarter: How Obama’s New Law Could Change Hollywood Crowd-Funding

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 by Paul Bond
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EarlyShares CEO Joanna Schwartz and co-founder/chairman Stephen Temes

The measure could give filmmakers access to $300 billion from regular Joes with net worth over $1 million who can own part of the movies they fund — unlike Kickstarter.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Like many filmmakers, Spike Lee is using Kickstarter, in his case, to raise $1.25 million for his next project. A $10 ...

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