Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2014
Well, fuck, it’s that time of year again.
I contemplated not going at all to the Herb Allen’s Sun Valley snorefest, but decided it was in my company’s best interest… ah, fuck that, I just wanted to get away from Hollywood which is so freakin’ boring in the summer.
But something magical happened to me on the two-hour flight up here from Burbank.
Captain Randy let me fly the plane for a bit over the mountains and it was just so beautiful that I actually started to smile. And I decided then and there to try and make this week a POSITIVE experience.
But none of that this year, I am going to be a willing participant no matter how stupid the activity.
I may even try to drum up a little business for the studio.
We haven’t done any major deals in a while and we’re just sitting on a bunch of cash which I really haven’t found any use for (except for a few personal real estate transactions).
One deal that definitely won’t happen, Manka Bros. will not buy DreamWorks Animation so stop with the texts, Katzenberg – though I will keep the champagne you sent to my room.
So, I have a arrived – one of the first ones here as always. As I sip my champagne (not the first of the day – I had a couple of belts on the plane) while dictating this blog over the phone to my assistant, I am genuinely excited about what is to come.
There are great changes happening in our business – even though my mogul brethren and I hate to acknowledge it – and we must embrace these changes or die.
WE will continue to produce and control the best content known to man (and wo-man) and no one is going to take that away from us.
Movie studios have always been the incubators of the world’s greatest creative minds and NOT relic-filled museums.
But I digress so that I may drink.
I understand the best bartender on the planet, Bin Tran is back at his post in The Drankin’ Hole after taking last year off (family emergency my ass).
Things are already looking up.
P.S. – I wonder whose job it is to make sure Marissa Mayer doesn’t sleep through dinner tonight?