And spent most of the time aftwards on the Google (searchword "Abscam"). It is a great movie but I also ran across this item:
ESPN''s Bill Simmons will be an executive producer, along with Connor Schell, on the film Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, and Lake Bell. Million Dollar Arm tells the true story of a sports agent attempting to recruit a pair of teenage Indian cricket players to play professional baseball.
In the trailer for Million Dollar Arm there was an endorsement quote from Bill Simmons on the screen (I can't find the trailer with the Google). I was thinking, "wow, The Sports Guy likes it, it must be good." But now I feel like I need a shower.
How kosher is it to serve as an executive producer and also endorse the film as some sort of cool guy independent observer? Shouldn't movie trailers have a conflict of interest policy? Even the American Economic Association has one.