Entrepreneur Russell Simmons had a few things to say about what he thinks is wrong with Hollywood — and Hollywood agents in particular — during a panel at the Produced By Conference.
The hip-hop mogul and founder of Def Jam Recordings, who has been focused on his millennial-targeted multiplatform company All Def Digital, “wasn’t just blunt about his frustration at Hollywood … he was direct,” Deadline.com reports.
Simmons noted the All Def Movie Awards, which aired its inaugural ceremony on Fusion in February and was touted as a more diverse alternative to the Oscars.
“Not one agent helped us” with the awards, said Simmons, adding: “I didn’t get much help. I just want to abandon Hollywood and do my own shit.”
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