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Backstage, the theatrical publication, reports today that six Hollywood casting directors received death threats on November 7th.

It’s unclear whether the death threats have any connection at all to the murder early Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills of beloved publicist Ronni Chasen.

The report says that five casting directors, all at studios, received the death threats by phone. Their union rep was immediately notified, and he put out a industry wide notice immediately asking for any other instances. A sixth casting director reported a similar threat. The local police were informed immediately.

Memorials for Chasen are being organized right now. One occurred last night at the Four Seasons hotel in West Hollywood. Another is being planned for tonight in New York.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
5 replies to this post
  1. Well, this would certainly make a good Agatha Christy novel….just joking; but this is sad. Evidently, someone who thought they should be a star was refused the honor. I’m sure the police are searching all computers and cell phone logs.

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