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Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference 2010 – Day 1

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Day 1:

I’m leaving the office and heading to Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Retreat.  I’ve been going up for the past 20 years or so and it’s becoming more of a chore than a joy.

It used to be fun to watch Bob Iger and Rupert Murdoch get drunk and do late night karaoke – but not much anymore.

Hopefully, Herb has something up his sleeve this year to pump some life into this dinosaur of a conference.  If it’s the same as it was last year and the year before, people are going to stop coming.  And that would break poor Herbie’s heart.

I’ll attempt to write about anything interesting that happens – though it all depends on the severity of my hangovers.

While I will reachable by phone, if anyone other than Lloyd Grohl tries to contact me, that person will be fired.  If Lloyd Grohl needs to contact me and cell phone service is weak or if I’m holding my iPhone 4 in the wrong position, I can probably be found in Herb’s Grotto next to the piranha tank.  The bartender, Bin Tran, makes the best dirty martini in the world.

[Note to my assistant Vicky:  I noticed at tonight’s dinner in the Great Hall of the Moguls they have me seated between Mark Zuckerberg and Lady Gaga.  I would prefer not to sit next to Zuckerberg.  That punk ass kid is a freak.]

Adam Fogelson, Alan Spoon, Alexander von Furstenberg, Angela Bromstad, Ari Emanuel, Arthur Martinez, Barry Diller, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Brad Grey, Brian Roberts, Bryan Lourd, Chase Carey, Craig Smith, David Geffen, David Rosenblatt, Donald R. Keough, Donna Langley, Edgard Bronfman, Electus, Ezra Kucharz, fairy tale movies, Graham Stanton, Greg Blatt, Greg Morrow, Greg Stevens, Gregg Winiarski, Hans Woolley, Harry Sloan, Hey Diddle Diddle, Jason Stewart, Jay Herratti, Jeff Sagansky, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jeffrey Immelt, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jill Kennedy, Joanne Hawkins, Joey Levin, John C. Malone, John Ferriter, John Foley, John Malone, Josh Abramson, Jr., Kara Swisher, Khan Manka, Louis Castle, Manka Bros., Mark Stein, Michael Eisner, Michael Schwerdtman, Michael Zeisser, Nikki Finke, Notional, On Medea, OnMedea, Paul Telegdy, Peter Chernin, Phillippe Dauman, Richard F. Zannino, Rick Finkelstein, Ricky Van Veen, Ron Meyer, Rupert Murdoch, Scott Garell, Scott Savitz, Shana Fisher, Sharon Waxman, Stacey Snider, Steve Burke, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Sumner Redstone, Terry Semel, Thomas J. McInerney, Tina Brown, Tony DiSanto, Victor KaufmanKhan Manka, Jr. – Chairman & CEO – Manka Bros. StudiosThe World’s Largest Media Company

20 comments

  1. Media Man · July 6, 2010

    This conference always seems to have at least one major media announcement but I can’t imagine that the ideas for these M&As come from a tennis or golf game.

  2. Hollywood Producer · July 6, 2010

    Looking forward to the updates. They are always entertaining.

  3. Fred thomas Fred · July 6, 2010

    Hey Khan, why don’t you do something to stop the Comcast deal. I know they’re going to end up jacking up our rates.

  4. Sun Valley Sue · July 6, 2010

    Welcome to Idaho, Mr. Manka. I trust you had a good flight. If you’re looking for a killing hangover breakfast come to Sun Valley Sue’s Road Grub!

  5. Molly Glover · July 6, 2010

    I would love to see Mr. Iger do drunken karaoke. If it were video taped I know a lot of people where I work that would watch.

  6. Such Crap! · July 6, 2010

    Seriously, who gives a shit about these old freakin’ moguls with no sense of anything that’s happening in the real world? It’s becoming another Red Carpet event like they’ve turned the NFL draft into. Who gives a shit? Just keep wasting my time with the mindless content you pump out and stay out of the limelight. Leave that to a certain track wreck named The Lindsay Lohan!

  7. Stan Francisco · July 6, 2010

    The SF Chronicle is paying people to be spies at the conference. Anyone who can snap a photo from the inside can make some dough. Khan doesn’t care. Tell him to get some shots of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates playing squash together.

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