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You can sneak into Hollywood, but keep it quiet

By Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri at Washington Examiner

Allegedly, there’s a secret network of about 1,500 like-minded conservatives in the entertainment industry, according to Kevin McKeever and Larry O’Connor. The two spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday in D.C.

Here’s a tip for conservatives trying to break into Hollywood: You’re not alone, but don’t out your political leanings.

“Up until about two years ago, life in L.A. as a conservative sucked,” said Larry O’Connor of Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday morning. “It really did … but I’m here to tell you that it’s a lot more welcoming.”

O’Connor and Kevin McKeever of Bank of Kev Productions spoke of a secret network of about 1,500 like-minded conservatives in the entertainment industry at a seminar called “Getting Started in Hollywood.”

“It’s become a little bit more organized, and you might hear about it in the future as an actual movement within Hollywood,” O’Connor said.

The panelists encouraged participants to connect with this support system for actors, directors and producers, and though they wouldn’t mention names, they boasted of Academy Award winners in this secret society.

O’Connor and McKeever said they were particularly gleeful about a pitch to the History Channel for a miniseries on John F. Kennedy’s presidency by Joel Surnow, creator of the Fox action show “24.”

Liberal documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald, in an interview with Yeas & Nays on Thursday afternoon, argued, “This is a miniseries with a political agenda, and it is a conservative political agenda, and the History Channel needs to take five steps backwards.”

Greenwald is asking people to sign a petition against the History Channel at the Web site Stop
KennedySmears.com.

“They have about 12 to 20 sex scenes and no time to talk about the missile crisis,” he said.

O’Connor mentioned a liberal countermovement at the seminar aimed at thwarting the show’s production.

“Suddenly they are all concerned about how politicians are portrayed — remember the Reagan movie, we were successful with at least getting it off CBS,” O’Connor said.