‘Easier that way’ says Fox veep
Worried about being skewered in public for, say, choosing the wrong release date and trailer strategy, Fox marketing exec Brian Levin has taken the unprecedented step of having all his decisions pre-approved by Deadline Hollywood scribe Nikki Finke.
“The last thing I need is to be lambasted for not having my film at Comic-Con or something,” said Levin. “It’s just easier to check in with Nikki ahead of time so I don’t do anything that randomly sets her off. I don’t want the Ben Silverman treatment, that’s for sure.”
Mused Levin: “I wonder what Ben did to her, anyway. Must have been bad.”
Finke declined to comment on the details of her relationship with Levin, but she did admit that the arrangement should result in a “win-win for everybody involved.”
“It’s like I tell these people: You mess with the Finke, you get the horns,” she said. “Toldja!”