6:40am PT by Seth Abramovitch
Ari Emanuel Roast, Game Show Pitches, Celebrity Bar Mitzvah Cameos Revealed in WME Private Video Trove
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.