Peter Kiefer, Hollywood Reporter

Peter Kiefer

Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Peter:

Why Caitlyn Jenner's Bid to Replace Gov. Gavin Newsom Can't Count on Hollywood

The recall campaign faces several hurdles — including the fact that industry donors aren’t likely to look favorably on efforts to fundraise from Trump’s base. → Read More

Will Hollywood Still Back the Scandal-Plagued Lincoln Project?

As the political action committee (to which David Geffen donated $500K) reels, an in-the-works documentary could benefit from the drama surrounding the viral ad maker. → Read More

International Medical Corps, Producer of New Documentary 'War & Grace,' Brings Relief Efforts to L.A.

The L.A.-based aid organization, which provides emergency medical services across the globe and counts Sienna Miller as an ambassador, is now helping fight COVID in California → Read More

L.A. Anti-Mask Group Vows More Actions: "It's Like a Flash Mob"

As COVID-19 cases spike to new heights in L.A., protesters continue harassing businesses across the city. → Read More

Why Hollywood Isn’t Lobbying Hard for COVID-19 Vaccines

The entertainment industry is not pushing for priority access, even as some wealthy individuals may try to jump to the front of the line. → Read More

Hollywood's High-Flying Luxury Real Estate Brokers Find Themselves Grounded

With new listings in L.A. down almost 30 percent and a recent ban on in-person showings, the city's top real estate agents have few tools left to ply their craft. But don't expect that to slow down the most restless of the bunch who are turning to Instagram to get them through the pandemic. → Read More

First Look: Luxury Apartment Tower Takes Shape in L.A.'s Historic West Adams

Hollywood is discovering one of Los Angeles' oldest neighborhoods, where major projects will join the area’s historic Craftsmans and Victorians as chef Travis Lett reopens the Johnny's Pastrami on West Adams Boulevard. → Read More

How to Add an Extra Roof to the L.A. Dream House (Without a Permitting Nightmare)

L.A.'s West Adams is an ideal neighborhood for homeowners to consider building a more affordable accessory dwelling unit, aka a granny flat, next to a single-family home. → Read More

Madison Square Garden Company Set to Spin Off Entertainment Business

The Madison Square Garden Company on Tuesday said its board has approved spinning off its entertainment business from its sports businesses, effectively creating two distinct publicly traded companies. → Read More

Clippers Buy Inglewood Forum For $500 Million in Cash

Tuesday’s deal resolves litigation brought by The Madison Square Garden Company to halt the Clippers’ proposed brand-new, billion-dollar arena along West Century Boulevard. → Read More

Jeff Bezos' $165M Home and Why New Moguls Love Old Hollywood Estates

The Amazon chief bought the Jack Warner property from David Geffen, showing the enduring appeal of mansions built by entertainment pioneers: "People appreciate owning a piece of history." → Read More

During South Carolina Primary, Biden’s Hollywood Supporters Have Fingers Firmly Crossed

A recent Monmouth University poll of South Carolina voters shows Biden — whose upcoming events will be hosted by James Costos and Sherry Lansing — with a double-digit lead over his next rival. Still much is riding on his ability to win by a substantial margin heading into Super Tuesday. → Read More

Jeff Bezos Buys Warner Estate From David Geffen for Record $165M (Report)

The reported sum of $165 million would eclipse the $150 million that Lachlan Murdoch in December for the Bel Air estate known as Chartwell for the largest sale in L.A. County history. → Read More

When 'Marriage Story' Is Reality: How Divorcing Couples Play Real Estate Games in L.A.

Noah Baumbach's Oscar-nominated film strikes a nerve among brokers and family lawyers, who reveal how separating spouses navigate property dilemmas in a divorce industry worth $50 billion nationwide. → Read More

Democratic Activist Issues Mea Culpa to Hollywood Donors at Iowa Caucus

ACRONYM founder Tara McGowan has reached out to six-figure donors including Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and J.J. Abrams to try and outflank the online criticism she has received in the last 48 hours over the super PAC's role in the Shadow vote-reporting app. → Read More

Gonring, Spahn & Associates Promotes Jen Lin, Adds Her Name to Signage

One of the entertainment industry’s most powerful political consultancy firms — Gonring, Spahn & Associates — is adding a third name to its signage. On Tuesday, the firm that counts Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg as clients named public affairs and political strategist Jennifer Lin as managing partner and has renamed itself Gonring|Lin|Spahn effective immediately. → Read More

Why Top Hollywood Producers Are Choosing to Work in L.A.'s Historic Filipinotown: It's "a Community of Color"

Ava DuVernay and Dan Lin have opened production campuses in the working-class neighborhood near downtown, shifting power east as they work to support the locals: "I know that I'm a visitor." → Read More

Exclusive First Look: Inside Downtown L.A.'s NeueHouse Bradbury

The private membership club and co-working space is taking over a floor in the iconic Bradbury Building, with plans for Venice Beach: "We really want to own L.A." → Read More

Disneyland Tax Bill May Be About to Skyrocket

A proposed ballot initiative to reform California's seminal Prop. 13 could mean millions more in fees on theme parks like Universal Studios and entertainment headquarters, aiding public schools. Will progressive Hollywood fight it? → Read More

Famed Beverly Hills Estate of Robert Evans Sells to Discovery CEO for $16M

The 3,800-square foot Hollywood Regency home that was once owned by Greta Garbo was the epicenter of industry dealmaking for decades, not to mention the setting for some legendary parties. → Read More