‘Game Change’ Authors Feuding

“Until their split last year, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann were the golden boys of American political journalism. Their collaboration led to a best-selling book about the 2008 presidential campaign, Game Change, which became an Emmy-winning HBO movie, which led to lucrative reporting and TV deals for Halperin and Heilemann at Bloomberg News, Showtime and NBC News,” the Washington Post reports.

“But ever since Halperin’s career imploded amid sexual harassment allegations last fall, the two men have gone from partners to adversaries.”

“For months, Heileman, 52, and Halperin, 53, have engaged in negotiations over material that was to be part of a follow-up Game Change book and TV miniseries about the 2016 presidential campaign. Halperin appears to hold the key to the project: Notes and transcripts of interviews with Donald Trump and his campaign advisers and staff… The two men have been unable to agree on a price for Halperin’s material, which has made it impossible for any project based on it to go forward.”

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