No Hollywood Twitter Ban, Actors Say

Patrick Avery

A report suggesting that actors Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz were not allowed to say anything about their upcoming Shrek 4 movie through Twitter or other social media is "completely false," according to a Oneindia article. Social media site Mashable had originally reported that the duo signed contracts that had a clause forbidding confidentiality breaches on interactive media such as Facebook or Twitter. Mashable has since updated that story to say "it has been confirmed that Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers have not been banned from Twitter."


Mashable also said there was some confusion about which studio was producing Shrek 4. The studio originally referenced in the article, DreamWorks Studios, is not affiliated with DreamWorks Animation (who makes the "Shrek" films).


The head of DreamWorks publicity Chip Sullivan contacted IT Business Edge Tuesday to explain his studio's policy. DreamWorks has a standard contract that asks movie production employees not to give away any information about a project before the studio has had time to send out a press release on the project. After that, they can use social media or any other means to talk about the project, he said.

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