Good afternoon from the Seychelles! I’ll be back in Burbank soon – so stop asking.
So – it appears Bob Greenblatt is leaving NBC because a) He needs another challenge; b) Life isn’t interesting anymore and he needs to climb a fucking mountain; c) I got enough money, ho; or d) He’d really like a chance to turn around Manka Bros.’ MBS network.
I know for a fact the answer is d) because running MBS is the ultimate job in television. The crown jewel in a town where most jewels are borrowed and bullshit.
MBS, as we all know (I don’t need to give everyone a fucking history lesson), was the first television network in history – which was born from the first radio network in history.
MBS is truly the reason all us all here today, making millions in Hollywood for putting out a (in general) sub-par product..
But, that said, even the greatest sucks ass on occasion (I mean, look at Jimmy Stewart and Mohammed Ali!).
MBS currently sucks ass – and needs new leadership.
You, Bob, are that leadership. If you’re looking for a new challenge in life – this is fucking it.
I mean there are challenges – like a cure for Alzheimers which, in my opinion, is doable – and there are CHALLENGES – like turning around the fucking lame ass MBS television network.
Come on, Bob, you can do this!
We can do live musicals – “Rampage Of The Stegosaur” or “Gulag” come to mind.
We can move forward with one of my favorite pilots over the years “My Wife Left Me For Bucky Dent.”
Regardless of all this great IP, what we really need at MBS is leadership.
I can’t do it all. I’ve got the world’s largest media company to run – just taking over a measly TV network would be a bullshit job for me.
But not for you. You’re good at that, Bob.
So, my offer is this… a job. A good job… for good money.
Good Hollywood money.
I’m not talking Ohio money – I’m talking Hollywood money!
P.S. – If you’re leaving for difficult, personal reasons, I apologize and wish you nothing but the best.