After a year away Gene Mottola -Ceo of Mottola Entertainment Corp is back in Hollywood. I this interview we see what and why’s .
We met Mr. Mottola in the Urth Café mot far from his office. He was in between meetings with Executive Producers working on one of his current projects.
LA Indie: Welcome back, I hear you were abroad for a year
Mottola: Was it that long?
LA Indie: Why the move to the UK? Was it for work or pleasure?
Mottola: A little of both, I have some close friends around London.
I also was working on a television project.
LA Indie: This was abrupt didn’t you have projects you were working on here in Hollywood
Mottola: Yes I did and this is such a long story, I hope I don’t bore you. Its kind of nuts too.
LA Indie:: That why we came, for the dirt ya know (laugh)
Mottola: Yeeks, (he shakes his head)
It all started back in 2008 , I think. I was working on a project called “ Life in the Fastlane” , at that point in time it was just in development.
LA Indie: Yes there was a lot of press about that. What happened?
Mottola: Soon after development some how i became a target of some internet stalker, I have no idea why. Before I know it there is tons of slander written about me, and it seemed like it was on a daily basis. I turn on the computer and there it was, more *** about me. People started to believe this ***, even my friends
LA Indie: Similar things we all have hear about; people killing themselves over FaceBook posting, this is very damaging and malicious.
Mottola: Agents, studios and other producers all now goggle your name before speaking with you. What do they see with me? Im a *** artist,!
Mottola: *** Artist! no that’s not me, that’s Mel Gibson!
Mottola: That was just a joke , his production company is called *** Artists”
LA Indie: Really?
Mottola: After a couple years of defending myself, I just said screw it and gave up. Took some time off, made a few calls then secured a production job in the UK.
Mottola: That all would not been that bad but I had several back to back deaths in my family, so the internet *** was just the icing on the cake. I needed to escape
LA Indie: That’s a lot of baggage for anyone to carry.
Mottola: Yes I guess I should be glued to a shrinks couch somewhere. (smile)
LA Indie: So whats up now for you
Mottola: Back with a vengeance
LA Indie: So will you reprise your feature or start something new?
Mottola: Both, I have several projects im working on. I have a couple of TV gigs and 2 features and yes, “Fastlane” will happen this time.
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