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Entry from March 12, 2011
Poliwood (politics + Hollywood)

"Poliwood” or “poliwood” (politics + Hollywood) is an infrequently used term that is also the title of a 2009 documentary film about 2008’s presidential race. Film screenwriters Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd have an entertainment-themed political chat called Poliwood on the Internet on PJTV.

The term “Poliwood” has been cited in print since at least 1987 and 2004.

PJTV—Poliwood with Lionel Chetwynd and Roger L. Simon
Often touted as a haven for liberals, Hollywood is constantly perpetuating the views of the left. Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both accomplished veterans of the entertainment industry, explore the politics and culture of the heart of Hollywood. Whether they are dissecting the latest blockbuster release, delving into the rich archive of cinematic history, or paying tribute to outstanding filmmakers who are proponents of conservative values, Poliwood takes a fresh look atHollywood’s political past, present, and future.

1 November 1987, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Candidates: Hooray for Hollywood!” by Michele Willens, Tempo, pg. 1:
Call it Hollytics in Poliwood. The 1988 presidential candidates are off and running and their first order of business is to court the stars…

Washington (DC) Post
Reliable Source
By Richard Leiby
The Washington Post
Sunday, August 29, 2004; Page D03
The New Frontier, a magazine whose name evokes the John F. Kennedy administration, will debut tomorrow on the Internet with coverage of the Republican convention. Publisher Helen O’Donnell, daughter of the late, influential JFK aide Kenneth P. O’Donnell, told us the focus will be on government, politics and Hollywood—or “poliwood,” as her staff puts it. Promo materials for the New Frontier describe it as the “relaunch” of the late John F. Kennedy Jr.’s magazine, George, but say it is “decidedly not a Kennedy-related magazine.”

Voight ignites a blog storm in Hollywood
Breitbart is also getting into the “poliwood” game with plans to launch a new group blog called BigHollywood, as part of his Breitbart.com news service, to appeal to the opposite end of the spectrum from Wells’ musings.

The Internet Movie Database
PoliWood (2009)
An in-depth look at the Democratic and Republican national conventions held during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year.
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars:Richard Abramowitz, Stephen Baldwin and Annette Bening

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