Ari Emanuel Roast, Game Show Pitches, Celebrity Bar Mitzvah Cameos Revealed in WME Private Video Trove

A source tells THR that a search for a Diane Keaton photo led him to hundreds of publicly available agency videos, including PowerPoint pitches for a game show starring Ellen DeGeneres and Alec Baldwin.
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In light of the 2014 Sony hack and leaks plaguing both sides of the presidential campaign, you'd think a Hollywood talent powerhouse like WME-IMG would store classified assets in a digital Fort Knox. But until recently the agency's internal video server inadvertently was available to the public.

A source tells THR a Google search for a Diane Keaton photo led him to hundreds of WME videos — including dishy staff luncheons, corporate retreats (Jeff Ross roasted Ari Emanuel during one), PowerPoint pitches (like one for a game show starring Ellen DeGeneres and Alec Baldwin) and a bar mitzvah video made for a partner's son (Rob Lowe, Billy Eichner and LL Cool J were among those congratulating his entry into Jewish manhood).

WME-IMG was alerted to the breach and the index quickly was made private.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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