WME: We’re Not Doing Trump’s Convention Film

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A spokesman for WME Entertainment said that the agency had no plans to work on a film for the Republican National Convention, after Donald Trump suggested in an interview that agency chieftan Ari Emanuel had offered to take charge of the project.

Trump is a former agency client and talks to Emanuel, the spokesman said. WME/IMG also purchased the Miss Universe Pageant from the Trump Organization last year.

In an interview with Michael Wolff in the Hollywood Reporter, Trump said that Emanuel was a “very good friend of mine” and that he had offered to take on the convention project.

But Emanuel is a longtime Democrat, and has given to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. His brother, Rahm, is the mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff to President Obama.

It’s fairly typical for presidential nominees to enlist Hollywood figures for their biographical convention films. Davis Guggenheim directed Barack Obama’s movie in 2008, and Robert Duvall narrated a movie for John McCain that same year.

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  1. Amused says:

    Too bad Leni Riefenstahl has gone to her reward. She’d have been perfect.

  2. Dunstan says:

    More b.s. from America’s most dangerous con man.

    Maybe Drumpf should have one of his twisted kids make the “movie” on his smartphone. What could go wrong?

    Donald Drumpf: Delusional. Deranged. Dangerous.

  3. Phillip Ayling says:

    Pretty big fail. Yesterday Variety declared Johnny Depp;s career over and today declared Rahm Emmanuel a former politician. Rahm Emanuel is the current Chicago Mayor, but was formerly White House Chief of Staff. There are 12 year olds that know this stuff.

  4. witzshared says:

    FYI – Rahm is still the Mayor of Chicago. You kind of kill the your credibility with bad facts. Please take more pride in your work and put the correct facts out there. Unless you’re looking to work for Fox News of course.

  5. Chris A says:

    Fact check: Rahm is the current mayor of Chicago, though I’m sure plenty of people wish he were indeed the former mayor.

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