One thing you can say about former Digital Domain boss John Textor: He’s got one hell of a pair!
Textor has been trying to communicate with Port St. Lucie officials – the same people before whom he dangled dreams of Tinseltown East!
But the politicians, stung by Digital Domain’s bankruptcy, won’t give him the light of day!
According to an email titled “Conversations with John Textor” sent this morning by PSL Councilwoman Michelle Berger to City Manager Greg Ovarec, Berger says Textor has been trying to contact her and other council members.
Textor, Berger wrote, has been trying to “explain some things,” but Berger says she’s been avoiding him.
A source told me this week Textor has reached out to Mayor JoAnn Faiella, but she isn’t calling him back either.
What does he want?
The insider tells me West Palm Beach native Textor has been asking for another chance – never mind that his first chance to run the special effects studio out of palatial headquarters in PSL could end up costing the cash-strapped city millions.
Textor’s pitch this time around is that he’s been trying to raise money from China to finish what was to be Digital Domain’s masterpiece, a cartoon titled The Legend of Tembo.
Digital Domain, which stunned the world earlier this year with its truer-than-life hologram concert by dead rapper Tupac Shakur, declared bankruptcy last week after Textor obtained $135 million in guarantees from the state, PSL and West Palm Beach.
Gossip Extra revealed last week that Miami Dolphins great Dan Marino was one of Digital Domain’s private investors.