Obama Wins! Inside the Impact on Hollywood
What the president's reelection means for industry causes like SOPA, Israel and the environment as showbiz flexes its political muscle.
President Barack Obama's surprisingly decisive victory Nov. 6 over Mitt Romney has both exhilarated and empowered Democratic activists in Hollywood. The exhilaration, of course, comes from the fact that, whatever their initial reservations about his first term, entertainment donors ultimately rallied solidly behind the president, giving at least $30 million to Obama's campaign, the Democratic Party and liberal super PACs. The empowerment stems from the realization among key strategists that Hollywood support is now more important than ever to the party's national electoral efforts. "There's no question Hollywood was crucial to Obama's victory," says veteran public policy consultant Donna Bojarsky. "In the end, they came in strong."
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