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Quinn heading to Hollywood

Friday, Mar 22, 2013

* Ruth L Ratny

L.A.-based film producer Bob Teitel is graciously opening his home tomorrow, March 22 to host a private reception, “An Evening with Gov. Pat Quinn” for guests including Chicagoans who work in the industry in Hollywood and a number of local movers and shakers who are flying out to rub elbows with the stars.

Suggested donation is $1,000.

Hosts of the evening are Chicagoans in L.A. Andrew Alexander, Len Amato, Jim Belushi, Jeff Garlin, Allan Loeb, Joe Mantegna, Roland Mesa, and Chicago-based Chaz Ebert, Billy Zane and Bill Zwecker.

Thoughts?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

54 Comments
  1. - Nieva - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 2:50 pm:

    Who is playing Quinn?


  2. - Raising Kane - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 2:55 pm:

    Ari Emanuel busy washing his hair that night?


  3. - Anon - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    Squeezy The Movie!


  4. - Six Degrees of Separation - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 2:58 pm:

    Blago went Hollywood too, and look where he is now.


  5. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:05 pm:

    When I saw the headline, my first thought was Rickey Hendon is going to be his running mate?


  6. - Endangered Moderate Species - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:06 pm:

    This won’t be newsworthy until Hef puts him up at the Mansion.


  7. - Montrose - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:06 pm:

    Clearly, upon hearing about this event, Lisa will back off immediately.


  8. - siriusly - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:07 pm:

    This will get interesting if he’s bringing 6 state troopers, an SUV driven across the country and he runs up to Sly’s house for an autograph.


  9. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:08 pm:

    Always nice to see Hollywood tastemakers supporting the status quo.

    Viva la revolucion.


  10. - Come on man! - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:15 pm:

    A real who’s, WHO??? of the hollywood liberal elite.


  11. - Anon. - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:15 pm:

    ==This will get interesting if he’s bringing 6 state troopers, an SUV driven across the country ==

    It will get more interesting if one of them is designated to hold his hairbrush.


  12. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:15 pm:

    A grand ain’t much in Hollywood. I’d pay double not to see Jim Belushi.

    As Jeff Garlin would say, that’s just a big bowl of wrong.

    Interesting to see Chaz Ebert. Roger, the Boy Wonder from Champaign, has been, for decades, the best at what he does. And his bravery through his health issues has been inspiring.

    I think of movies, I immediately think, “what does Roger have to say?”

    Great writer, great newspaper man.


  13. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    Anonimo, say what?


  14. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    I hear he’s going to star in a movie called “Last Session Day,” where he is forced to repeat May 31st over and over and over and over and over again. Each time he tries a new desperate last minute pension reform idea to try to break out of the cycle, but alas without success.


  15. - Kathryn - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:19 pm:

    I hope someone tells the actors Quinn’s contempt for union workers. they are probably all in the Actors Guild. Talk is cheap and Quinn is good at saying he is for unions and equal pay for women and then not backing up his rhetoric when he has an opportunity to do so. GO LISA


  16. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:20 pm:

    This is the 1st time Quinn & Bill Zwecker have been in the same place …or will Quinn “leave” and Zwecker appears?

    Something to think about…


  17. - Wensicia - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:22 pm:

    He should do the “Tonight Show” with Leno.

    I’d like to see him try to explain Squeezy to a television audience.


  18. - Empty Chair - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:24 pm:

    @Kathryn - I know the teamsters are attending. Sorry, not every union hates Quinn like AFSCME does.


  19. - Endangered Moderate Species - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:33 pm:

    Kathryn,

    The Actors Guild may be the only Union whom had a Union President (former) elected POTUS. That POTUS was not very helpful to the Air Traffic Controllers.


  20. - Skeptic - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:38 pm:

    Maybe they’re there to discuss how to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley?


  21. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:40 pm:

    I would have guessed Belushi to be a Republican.


  22. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:43 pm:

    Well, AA isn’t watching “Criminal Minds” any more.


  23. - Stones - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:52 pm:

    Jim Belushi is a guest? They ought to be paying us to attend.


  24. - John A Logan - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:55 pm:

    The optics of this will not play out well for the Gov.


  25. - Siyotanka - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 3:57 pm:

    Uh…and all the donations go into GRF to pay bills…???


  26. - Responsa - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:07 pm:

    Good Lord. “An evening with Gov. Pat Quinn” shows how truly low creative writing talent has gone in today’s Hollywood. “An evening with Barbra Streisand” or “An evening with Clint Eastwood”, OK, sure. “An evening that FEELS like a year with Gov. Sominex” might have been more honest in PQ’s case.


  27. - Dirty Red - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    Quinn’s got Fat Tony on his side? Wow. This race is OVAH!


  28. - Norseman - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:22 pm:

    You’d have to pay me $1k to spend an evening with the Gov. God that would be boring.


  29. - Norseman - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:24 pm:

    Can they keep Quinn. The Lt. Gov. can’t be any more incompetent than PQ.


  30. - Wolverine - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:33 pm:

    I wouldn’t pay a dollar to see Gov. Quinn. His state is falling apart but he can go to California, only because that state is possibly run worse than this state. He is a joke, bring Rahm with you, they want to string him up in Chicago. Run boys, run away!!


  31. - WazUp - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:34 pm:

    I got twenty bucks says if he gives a speech they offer him a sit com..a show about nothing.


  32. - Nearly Normal - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:35 pm:

    Isn’t that special!


  33. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    You gotta know Sneed will be all over this. Gag.


  34. - WazUp - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:40 pm:

    He and Rauner will have a new movie out soon,’Boring and Boring’


  35. - Big R. Ph - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:40 pm:

    I guess he’ll be staying at the Motel 6 in West Hollywood.


  36. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:42 pm:

    DR, very funny.

    Mr. Mantegna, who has a child with autism, has been a great supporter of Chicago Easter Seals and the powers-that-be here in Illinois, of both parties, who have made the Chicago Medical District and UIC leaders in autism research and schooling for those with severe autism.

    I did a lot of work on that project a few years ago, a private-public partnership on the side of the angels.

    The research would not be happening, and these beautiful kids would not be getting their education, if Mike Madigan had not wielded his velvet hammer and made it happen.

    It wasn’t so much money, but wheeling-and-dealing, trading property and just being the smartest guy in the room, just like you’d want the smartest guy on your church council to be.

    I was all into publicity, because that’s my job, but Madigan refused to take a moment of credit for it.

    Splendid behavior.


  37. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:49 pm:

    Must admit that, despite the joking, barbs, and cynicism posted above, sounds pretty cool to me…a thousand smackers or not, I would think surely there are a few folks on that list who a lot of run ‘o the mill folks from any ‘ol neighborhood here in Illinois would think it pretty cool to meet and hob nob with for a few minutes! The great Jim Belushi, Chaz Ebert, and looking up some of the others noted who’ll be in attendance, some pretty high-level, well-known Actors, Producers and others in the Industry who at least in the long run, it surely won’t HURT Illinois that they think it important enough to rub elbows with the Governor of Illinois–and indeed may bring MORE movies, TV shows, etc.–i.e. JOBS and economic growth to HELP our State economically, even though it will be Pat Quinn who benefits directly in the short run…!


  38. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:52 pm:

    “Lohan, when reached through a publicist, indicated she would not be attending “An Evening with Gov. Pat Quinn” featuring several of her fellow D-listers. ‘Lindsay said she would rather stay in locked rehab than go to that,’ said spokesperson Tyffani Kwan.”


  39. - Cheswick - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:53 pm:

    I hope someone live tweets the thing.


  40. - Cheswick - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 4:54 pm:

    “Thank you for having me here. California is a great state. It’s all the way down by Mexico and all the way up by Oregon, which is just one state away from Canada………” PQ


  41. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:01 pm:

    It’s a good idea. I haven’t seen them, but I think they’re going to make another “Transformers” movie in town.

    That’s some real money.

    The first two Christian Bale “Batman” movies were the goods, too.

    Blowing up the old Brach’s headquarters on the West Side must have cost a fortune in “Dark Knight.”

    Lot of action on lower Wacker, back in the d.y,


  42. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:12 pm:

    word, true that. If PQ is interested in the Illinois Film industry, he should put some money back in the Illinois Film Office, one of the biggest bangs for the buck in the State budget. It’s a shell of its former staff. The heavy lift is now done by the Chicago Film Office, with the excellent Rich Moskal (late of the IL Film Office) doing great work.


  43. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:19 pm:

    “Jack, is Tom Rosenberg going to be at my Hollywood party? He’s really a bigwig out there, you know. What? Oh, yeah, never mind.”


  44. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:19 pm:

    “Jack, is Tom Rosenberg going to be at my Hollywood party? He’s really a bigwig out there, you know. What? Oh, yeah, never mind.”


  45. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:22 pm:

    –word, true that. If PQ is interested in the Illinois Film industry, he should put some money back in the Illinois Film Office, one of the biggest bangs for the buck in the State budget.–

    I agree. Same with tourism.

    It’s a mess. The biggest market for Illinois tourism is people who live in Illinois, taking trips in Illinois.

    Instead, you get some depressed loser narrating spots suggesting you should shop on Michigan Avenue in the morning, picnic at Starved Rock in the afternoon, and sleep at a Shawness bed-and-breakfast at night.

    That silly strategy has been going on for a while.


  46. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:31 pm:

    That’s very true. The tourism ad campaign is a hot mess. That agency is called De-cay-o for a reason.


  47. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:36 pm:

    –”Jack, is Tom Rosenberg going to be at my Hollywood party?–

    Tom got an Oscar for “Million Dollar Baby,”

    For the most part, Clint keeps knocking them out of the park.

    “J Edgar” missed, because, ultimately, Hoover wss just a boring dude, despite his life experience and pecadiloies.


  48. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:47 pm:

    AA, the ad campaign is so confused. It appeals to no one, really.

    You want to make money? Put some happy spots out for Chicago weekend getaways. That’s what backs the Mac Place bonds and the Downstate convention center

    For those up north, how about spots for Starrcwws


  49. - wordslinger - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:55 pm:

    Sorry, Starved Rock, Galena, Springfield, Mississippi, Shawnee…

    AA, it’s a mess.

    IBOT has never gotten it right. They think tourism is Brits and Krauts going to Blues clubs and riding Route 66.

    The low-hanging fruit is at home.


  50. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 5:57 pm:

    word, I think that’s how it was done back in the day. You know, when that agency was “political” and “a PR arm of the Governor.”


  51. - Leave a Light on George - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 6:11 pm:

    Joe Mantegna I am very disappointed in you.


  52. - Reggaeman - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 6:19 pm:

    I understand he is trying to get Squeezy a job as the 8th dwarf


  53. - Antique - Friday, Mar 22, 13 @ 7:15 pm:

    Just returning the favor for that 30% tax exemption!


  54. - Kathryn - Monday, Mar 25, 13 @ 11:21 am:

    Empty Chair - evidently “We are One” coalition doesnt mean anything to you as long as your bread is buttered - heck with everyone else.


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