THE BROWN LIST - 2010
Close the doors and hide the sheep! I'm back and I've brought the2010 Brown Listwith me. Time tofor the
Hollywood Temp Diaries
) to reveal the results of the Most-Likedand Least-Liked Hollywood executives.First, a brief history of theBrown List. I'm pretty sure one evening in 2009 I was drunk and thought tomyself, “Self, remember that crappy job you took working for that psycho. It's a shame someone didn'twarn you. It would have made your life a lot easier and caused you a lot less agita.” I ruminated onthat thought for a few days (ok, I forgot) when something jogged my memory. Likely beer.With little planning, I created a simple survey and then I waited. It was a hit beyond all expectations as results came pouring in. And then there was the mediacoverage from the
Heck, NikkiFinke called it “The Definition of Meaningless.” (This coming from the womanwho saw news value in reporting a car-less traffic jam in Culver City.) Then Istarted hearing stories about executives who were proud of/miffed by their inclusion. One source told me one of the Least-Liked cried because of her inclusion. There's the agent who walked around his office bragging about it. Andthere's this email one of the “winners” sent to his/her co-workers:
For those of you who haven't seen the Brown List today, may I be the first to tell you that I¹m proud and honored to be in such an esteemed group of individuals. I wanted to take a moment to thank [Name Redacted] for clearly organizing this for me. For those who think being on themost hated exec list is a bad thing and disagree with my exuberance, my advice is to be careful of the individuals you allow in your life and how they choose to waste their time.
Clearly I'd struck a nerve, or it was also a slow news day. I could have stopped while I was ahead, butwhat's the fun in doing that. So theBrown Listis back and longer than ever.
-style – vote for whomever you want and as many times as you want. Peopledid just that. Over the course of the last month, I received more than 4,000 nominations for people'sMOST-LIKED and LEAST-LIKED entertainment industry executives – nearly 4x last year's total. Not bad for a site with a $40 annual budget ($10 for the URL, $30 for beer pong team sponsorship.)Please note that executive's titles and companies are based on the most current information from my pirated Studio Systems account. So if a nominee no longer works at that company or if their title isincorrect, blame the Internet. For multiple execs with the same name, I picked the one who seemedmost important. Technically it's your fault as I asked you to list their company.
stops Culver City Traffic"(Deadline|Hollywood: