“I don’t go to premieres. I won’t be on set. I won’t take credits,” he says
Ryan Kavanaugh is back. The movie financier-producer — once a media darling turned pariah after his Relativity Media ended up in bankruptcy, twice — swore three years ago he was leaving Hollywood and never coming back.
Turns out he changed his mind. (Hollywood often has that effect on people.) Always one to zig when others zag, and by anyone’s measure one of the most charming salesmen Hollywood has ever produced, Kavanaugh is back with a new company called Proxima and a big deal he says is worth $250 million to make American films in China.
Which is weird enough, since this news arrives just as China and the U.S. are in the midst of a massive trade war and as movie coproductions involving the two countries have stagnated f...
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