lot in Burbank, Calif., where the famously secretive filmmaker has gone to extreme lengths to guard the script to next year’s big-budget science-fiction film “Interstellar,” just as he did with the blockbuster “Dark Knight” trilogy. People who have worked on movies with Mr. Nolan described the process. Mr. Nolan declined to comment through a spokeswoman. Intense security on scripts has become standard operating procedure in Hollywood, where studios and producers no longer just worry about movies being pirated. Now they stay awake imagining that an incomplete draft of a script will be posted online, reviewed by a fan blogger and trashed on Twitter, potentially souring audiences before a frame has been shot. As a result, even some of Hollywood’s most veteran hands are treated like they’re being shown state secrets when they read a 120-page story about superheroes, robots or Jedi Knights. “It’s like the NSA these days,” said Lynda Obst, a producer whose 30-year filmography includes “Flashdance,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Ms. Obst is a producer on Mr. Nolan’s “Interstellar” but declined to discuss the security procedures on that film, which recently began shooting. Mr. Nolan isn’t the only filmmaker whose scripts are guarded like nuclear launch codes. To read J.J. Abrams’s summer sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness,” cast members had to visit his Bad Robot Productions, housed in a brick building in Santa Monica, marked only by a sign that says “The National Typewriter Company.” Once buzzed in, they could read the sole physical copy of the script, printed on red paper, which is difficult to photocopyand, some complain, to read.
Penn National Gaming Names Michael Galle General Manager of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Track
How is your job different when youre representing a big name celebrity than it is when youre advocating for a private citizen? The only thing thats different between high profile or celebrity divorces is that you have to do all you can to keep your client and the details out of the media. Does timing become more important if youre representing a movie star who has a lot of professional projects theyre dealing with or a media executive who may be about to get that promotion? In those cases its very important that something becomes public at the right time. Often people will wait if they have a new movie thats about to come out or for whatever reason they dont want the media distraction. It doesnt matter to me what the timing is, and Im always happy to work with a manager, a publicist or a business manager to find the best time. What I wont do is work entirely with a persons assistant. Ive had people have their office managers call me up and say, so-and-so is really busy, so just have the papers ready for him to sign. That doesnt work for me. I need to be the one who sits down with a client to figure out what they think or need, no matter how busy they are or how famous their face is, otherwise I wont take the case. Do you have problems where clients, particularly clients with celebrity spouses, go jurisdiction shopping to find a court in a part of the country with laws that favor their position? Yes, but that happens most frequently in sports cases where an athlete is playing in one city or state, but living with their wife and child in another. Sometimes a spouse will relocate to a state like California where theres a good chance shell receive some of the highest child support in the United States. If they do that even though my client is a basketball player in Texas, it immediately raises a red flag. Has the Supreme Courts recent decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act change the way you deal with same-sex break-ups? In some ways. Were still waiting on some clarity on how the federal decisions will impact what happens in California, but the fundamentals remain the same regardless of a clients sexuality.
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Galle worked at Silver Eagle Casino from November 1992 to February 1995 and at Dubuque Casino Belle from June 1992 to November 1992. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. John Finamore commented, The appointment of Michael Galle as the first General Manager of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Track represents a key milestone in the evolution of this project which is currently under construction and is scheduled to open later next year. We believe Mikes experience at several of our facilities, including his most recent role as Assistant General Manager of our growing Hollywood Casino Toledo, makes him an ideal candidate to oversee the continued construction of our newest facility in Austintown, the extensive hiring process, and both the facilitys pre-opening activities and eventual ramp of operations. Since joining the team in Toledo in mid-2011, Michael has been an instrumental part of the propertys growing success, having built close ties among the local community in Toledo and across the state. We expect him to leverage those ties and that experience as he moves to the Austintown area and believe he will help Penn National create a close relationship with the community, state officials and the Ohio thoroughbred horsemen to ensure that Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Track is a key, valued member of the local community. About Penn National Gaming Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company presently operates twenty-eight facilities in eighteen jurisdictions, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. In aggregate, Penn Nationals operated facilities currently feature approximately 33,000 gaming machines, 800 table games, 2,900 hotel rooms and 1.6 million square feet of gaming floor space. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may vary materially from expectations. Although Penn National Gaming, Inc.