Business: Continuing Saga of Hollywoodgate

Filmdom 's newest feature is Scandals of '78

Hollywood, that chimerical land of sudden riches and happy endings, is being rocked by protests about sordid abuses in the real world. A number of stars, directors and independent producers, who had kept their mouths shut in the past for fear of jeopardizing their careers, are speaking out against the fast shuffles dealt them over the years by the studios.

The protests have been sparked by the continuing scandal involving David Begelman, 56, president of film and television operations for Columbia Pictures. Though Begelman admitted embezzling more...

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