Miramar the Seat of Power
The June issue of Premiere magazine (US) named Peter Jackson the most powerful person in Hollywood, ahead of Steven Spielberg, Pixar animations duo Steve Jobs and John Lasseter, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks. According to the article, Jackson is “one of the few one man band productions that are changing the grid of the power structure in Tinseltown.” In other Jackson news, the director is suing New Line Cinema for its handling of revenues generated by Fellowship of the Ring (2001). According to the New York Times, “the claim strikes at the heart of the modern vertically integrated media company,” and is subsequently being followed intently in Hollywood. Jackson’s lawyers believe he has been left more than US$100 million out of pocket.