Russell Simmons — Co-Founder of Def Jam Recordings Who Has Had a Long, Successful Partnership with HBO — Blasts Hollywood … Read Why

Jun 6, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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.”

Please click on the link in this story to read Deadline’s full report.

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  1. Sorry about the Typo. Oscar Micheaux…

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