Chris Fenton: Former Hollywood Agent’s New Book ‘Feeding the Dragon’ Seems to be

Posted by Thomas Shaw on May 25th, 2021

For seventeen years, Chris Fenton served as president of multi-billion-dollar worldwide media company, DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group and GM of DMG North America-or so we're expected to think right after reading the former Hollywood agent’s new memoir, “Feeding the Dragon, Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma facing Hollywood, the NBA and American Business.” Get a lot more facts about Chris Fenton

The truth, nonetheless, is that just just like the day-to-day misinformation we receive from media, there is certainly also a lot more to Mr. Fenton’s story than what exactly is set out in ‘Dragon’ more than the course of 288 pages, as outlined by a recent expose by True Hollywood Speak, exactly where they had been left scratching their heads immediately after a strange interview with all the book’s author.

Who is Chris Fenton?

Fenton holds himself out to be numerous factors, most notably the president of DMG to get a 17-year period (LinkedIn, Interviews, and ‘Dragon’) along with a “China Expert” who appears to possess uncovered the secret involving the U.S. and China film industries.

As pointed out by True Hollywood Speak, Fenton’s statements relating to his tenure with DMG and his experience around the entire country of China, look to contradict one one more.

Should you had been to spend a take a look at to Fenton’s LinkedIn, you’ll notice that he states his tenure with DMG was basically seven years shorter, displaying a 10-year tenure at DMG, from February 2008 - April 2018. A seven-year gap is certainly a timeline to look deeper into-if there was something there to discover.

Sources close to True Hollywood Speak learned that each timelines are incorrect. In truth, Fenton was “actually a DMG employee for only five years.” His title of “president” was given to him, as outlined by a former DMG employee, for the reason that Fenton requested it for the sole objective of “helping him open additional doors for the company.”

The Media Loves It…So Much They Didn’t Even Investigate the Narratives

For any work that sets out lots of high-profile executives and companies, like Disney, Marvel, and DMG-you would believe investigative journalism comes into play ahead of any media coverage.

Yet, in spite of the a lot of numbers of outlets that have recognized ‘Dragon,’ they all seem to play off one another, offering nothing at all new, original, or accurate. Why is it that of all of the high-profile executives, company’s, and in some cases journalists named in ‘Dragon,’ that none of them happen to be interviewed and even featured within the on-going media coverage?

Why is it that Disney or Marvel hasn’t come to support this book?

What exactly is apparent from all these interviews with Fenton, is that there are actually a lot of achievements and accolades that deserve to become recognized, celebrated, and shared-but they're not his to share, anything True Hollywood Speak appears to be the only media outlet to point out.

Ironically, DMG is currently embroiled within a lawsuit with Mr. Fenton, which as outlined by court documents and sources at Variety, claims Mr. Fenton engaged in “poor efficiency, gross mismanagement, and fraud.” The lawsuit is ongoing, and arguably, the publication and distribution of Fenton’s most current work could serve to play against any legal arguments Fenton and his counsel make within the million lawsuit. That remains to be observed although as of now.

But what True Hollywood Speak interview points out interestingly, is Fenton’s ongoing representation as a “China Specialist,” that China is his “adopted nation.” Towards the average reader, this would lead one to reasonably believe that Mr. Fenton spent high quality time in China-that he took the time for you to study the dialect and the culture.

Regrettably, this was not and is not the case. Fenton was asked back in August if he spoke Chinese.

“No, I do not,” was his reply. In actuality, the former DMG employee was only in China a handful of times, in line with sources, and in no way worked on the actual marketing or distribution on the films he claims to have been part of. Sources close to True Hollywood Talk shared that Mr. Fenton was “really a lot more of a handler for some talent that came by way of.”

In 2020, where we live in an era of “fake news” and “misinformation,” how can one claim to become an professional on a thing, within this case a whole country, after they can't even speak the country’s language and spent significantly less than several months there throughout their whole career?

Capitalizing off the ignorance of other individuals has only helped drive our country into madness and chaos over the past 4 years. And this isn’t a good look for Hollywood, which already has a bitter taste in several individual’s mouths.

Before his brief tenure with DMG, Fenton worked as an agent for William Morris, but admitted in his book that he was fired for being “too nice of a guy.”

But in accordance with sources, there's data getting left out, coincidentally. Andrew Tenenbaum, CEO at Inventive Management & Productions, who was a former talent manager at MBST, a prestigious management company at the time, said that Fenton worked with MBST for any few years. Yet, there's no mention of MBST at any point in ‘Dragon.’ Why is the fact that?

Tenenbaum acknowledged that Mr. Fenton was in fact employed by MBST for a handful of years, and that some “bad shit went down.” And he was fired for cause.

As outlined by a former DMG employee, they were told that Mr. Fenton was not only fired from MBST but was locked out of their offices. The source then confided to True Hollywood Speak, that the firing was due to attempted theft of clients and intellectual property.

There is certainly no doubt several of these incidents mentioned in ‘Dragon’ did occur-but they appear to beg the question of whether Mr. Fenton was truly the one responsible for them.

Back in March, the book review website, Terrible Book Club read and reviewed ‘Feeding the Dragon,” describing Fenton’s book as follows:

Chris Fenton promises a “deeply revealing memoir” with Feeding the Dragon, but is it in fact just a “glossy, dimensionless jerk-off session with a shoddy Chinese backdrop instead? You decide.”

You can listen to the 1-hour and 22-minute review here.

At the end in the day, it is up to readers to decide for themselves what's truth from fiction-but the mere fact a book could be published with so little regard for truth and that media outlets have forgotten the meaning of “investigative journalism” only lends favor for the disturbing truth that info can no longer be assumed to be true-even from our own media.

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