although i have forgotten where. it had a TOTALLY different take though. it said hollywood didn't give a flying fuck WHOSE son saadi was. hollywood was hollywood and money was money.
now THIS story is saying the total opposite (which i'm suspecting is true - THIS week. i think LAST week was another way)
now everyone has a conscience? i don't know if saadi shares his father's feelings or not. my point is, saadi was the SAME man 2 months ago as he is TODAY. if he IS indeed his father's son (you know what i mean here), he should have been ignored and sent packingTWO MONTHS ago. why now? oh yeah, THE WORLD IS WATCHING THE (perhaps, but i don't know) BLOODY (literally) money NOW.
i have railed all along about qaddafi (muammar that is). he is a filthy hearted individual. he kills people including people on the lockerbee plane. we NEVER should have befriended him. we NEVER should have allowed him into OUR country (we have, a few times). HE'S A FUCKING TERRORIST. WAS AND WILL BE UNTIL HE TAKES HIS LAST BREATH.
if saadi is his father's son, HE should have never been allowed here. people should NEVER have done business with him (knowingly). if he's NOT his father's son, that's different. i have no issues with him being here and doing business here.
Hollywood Feels Ripples From Libya
By MICHAEL CIEPLY
LOS ANGELES — Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s son Saadi.
On its office line, a recorded message has been the only answer for much of the last week.
Outside the company’s suite on Sunset Boulevard — across the street from the Hustler store and under a billboard promoting the Jerry Weintraub documentary “His Way” — a parking spot identified as Natural Selection’s is blocked by a battered white van with four flat tires. (An attendant’s notice taped to the back is dated Feb. 2.)
And Mathew Beckerman, the producer who made a splash in Variety last year with word that he had rounded up $100 million in financing for the company from Mr. Qaddafi and others, is suddenly getting a very cold shoulder.
Over the weekend, Mr. Beckerman’s name was deleted from the producer credits of a documentary, “Live at Preservation Hall: Louisiana Fairytale,” on the official Web site of the South by Southwest festival, which begins this week in Austin, Tex........
ByAl-Saadi Qaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, may manage to keep his Hollywood investment business going even as his father fights off a rebellion at home.
Al-Saadi, a 37-year-old former professional soccer player, has invested in a $100 million Los Angeles-based film production fund called Natural Selection, founded by Matty Beckerman. He may be able to continue to push film productions for that fund as his father struggles to contain a revolt in Libya that has left hundreds dead.
“This son is quiet and legitimate and less political than his father,” said Wendy Mitchell, head of news at London-based film trade magazine Screen International. “It’s hard to get money to invest in films so I’m not sure people would necessarily go the other way. They were doing good business before all this happened.”.........