2. Nate Silver on His Hollywood Future and 'Moneyball'-ing Box Office
Nate Silver on His Hollywood Future and 'Moneyball'-ing Box Office The FiveThirtyEight blogger tells THR he's been approached by agents and producers, has already done work for a studio and isn't sure he wants to write a book about the election: "I prefer to go broader."
This story first appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Statistician Nate Silver was called the breakout star of the Nov. 6 election when his New York Times-based FiveThirtyEight blog accurately predicted the voting outcome in all 50 states. Now Silver soon could be called something else: a Hollywood player.
One high-level talent agency source says that Silver, who does not have entertainment representation, is attracting strong interest from the industry. This person believes Silver could try his hand at everything from box-office analysis to a correspondent gig on a television news program, not to mention radio shows and public speaking. Silver, 34, tells THR he has been approached with offers from TV producers, is pondering a follow-up to his best-selling book The Signal and the Noise (which hit No. 2 on Amazon.com post-election) and has been courted by Los Angeles-based talent agencies...