Moguls Found on a Boat! (Summer ’09 Edition)

Latest port of call: Amalfi coast. Grazer and Berkus are with Vivi Nevo; Ron Meyer has obviously made up with David Geffen. Check out the latest floating heads!

Last Updated: August 9, 2010 @ 5:37 PM

Latest port of call: Amalfi coast. Grazer and Berkus are with Vivi Nevo; Ron Meyer has obviously made up with David Geffen. Check out the latest floating heads!

Here's the very latest — the Amalfi coast has been invaded by Hollywood: would-be mogul Vivi Nevo is hosting Brian Grazer and Jim Berkus on his 200-footer. Meanwhile as Murdoch cruises Alaska, Ron Meyer has made up with frenemy David Geffen in Greece. We know Brett Ratner is sailing, but still waiting on details … Here's our floating head chart:

Who: Vivi Nevo
Where: Amalfi coast, then on to Portofino
Status: Time-Warner investor, Zelig-like social climber and mogul wannabe
Sailing with: Brian Grazer, producer
Jim Berkus, partner, United Talent Agency
Details: rumored 200-footer, belonging to Nevo

In “A Perfect Getaway,” opening this weekend, two lovers are stalked by murderers on a Hawaiian island.

So while we swelter out August in the office, we thought it was time to stalk Hollywood's power brokers who get to spend the summer on the water.

It started with Ryan Kavanaugh complaining about a story from somewhere off Ischia, where he went to get an award.

Then Peter Guber shot us an email about the Bel-Air hotel closing from the South Pacific.

The final straw was Ben Silverman texting us about his decision to leave NBC from the azure depths off of Naples. Enough.

Welcome to TheWrap's first annual Moguls on a Boat feature, a honcho-by-honcho look at who is where in the summer of 2009. Not on the list? Send us your whereabouts to

Bon voyage! (And scroll down for a video treat.)

Who: David Geffen
Where: Corfu
Status: Unemployed
Sailing with: Ron Meyer, President, Universal Studios and Geffen frenemy
Details: Co-owner of "Rising Sun" with Oracle CEO Larry Ellision. One of the largest privately owned boats in the world, "Rising Sun" is 453 feet long and includes a basketball court that can also serve as a helicopter pad.

Who: Rupert Murdoch
Where: Alaska
Status: Chairman and CEO of NewsCorp.
Details: Named his 184-foot luxury yacht "Rosehearty" after another symbol of his fortune — his 10,000 square foot mansion on New York's Centre Island.

Who: Peter Guber
Where: South Pacific
Status: Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment.
Details: N/A

Who: Ryan Kavanaugh and Michael Hirtenstein
Where: Amalfi Coast
Status: Kavanaugh is the CEO of Relativity Media. Hirtenstein is a telecom and real estate mogul.
Details: Hirtenstein was rumored to have bought a 127-foot boat called "The Tiara."

Who: Ben Silverman and Ryan Seacrest
Where: Italy
Status: Silverman is a professional job-hopper and friends with Barry Diller — Seacrest is the "Idol" mouthpiece and a professional pitchman
Details: N/A

Who: Mitchell Kanner
Where: Naples
Status: CEO and Founder of 2 Degrees Ventures
Details: N/A

Who: Brett Ratner
Status: director
Sailing with: n/a
Details: n/a

And here's one final treat: Andy Samberg's "I'm on a Boat" from "Saturday Night Live."


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