Hollywood Ramps Up for Campaign Season
Iowa and New Hampshire don’t create enormous film industry returns for Hollywood, however at regular intervals those little states get a considerable attention of consideration from performing actors and other industry sorts as the presidential campaigns quit serious.
Ted Johnson is a senior editorial manager at Variety and has been covering how Hollywood intersects or bisects with political views.
The Frame’s John Horn spoke with Johnson mainly about the those Hollywood actors who might create an impact in upcoming election.
Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don’t mean the Oscars
Before we discuss which candidates are getting what sorts of support from Hollywood, I need to discuss the more extensive inquiries concerning VIP underwriting in a decision. Is it true that they are especially striking this year and what do they really mean outside of giving cash to a candidate?
They are really outstanding. We saw, a weekend ago in Iowa, Bernie Sanders showing up with Vampire Weekend in Iowa City. He was getting a considerable measure of school backing and I feel that got individuals invigorated, it got them out to the gatherings. It’s really hard to motivate individuals to appear at one specific time. The thing about supports is that I never imagined that a superstar embracing a competitor will make somebody say, I’ll vote in favor of that individual, yet what it can do is attract consideration regarding the hopeful and get individuals to the polls.
Can you think about a Hollywood superstar underwriting in a political race that has had a material effect — regardless — on a hopeful?
Well the underwriting to end all supports is Oprah Winfrey. Why it worked so well [in 2008] is she had never embraced a political applicant, she was at the tallness of her syndicated program notoriety, and she was supporting a competitor that a considerable measure of Americans were familiar with.
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