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When we earlier pointed out today's NY Times story on Hollywood's field trip to Washington, we were so stricken with concern for the plight of the Oscar-nominated working man that we completely missed the illustrating photo of Paramount emperor Brad Grey demonstrating the table-hopping skills that recently have won him so many fans back in Los Angeles. While we obviously can't know what Grey was discussing with Patrick Leahy as he subtly boxed out Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer, we imagine that he assuring the senator that wouldn't be disappointed if his peers in Washington choose not to recognize the studios' anti-piracy agenda, as Grey expects to receive a producing credit on the runaway production issue that's the frontrunner to win Congress's approval.

[Photo: Andrew Cutraro/NY Times]

Hollywood Takes Its Concerns About Piracy and Taxes to Washington [NY Times]