Category Archive: Publishing

Mar
12

Profits Up – Time For Cuts

Good morning. As many of you know, Manka Bros. had an excellent 2013 (mainly from the asbestos lawsuit payout from the state [yeah, baby!] and increased attendance at our Manka Fun Parks due to the new Animaltered Attractions in Des Moines and Halifax). Because of our good fortune and superior senior management (with the exception …

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Sep
06

Original Films Fail

Summer was a disaster at Manka Bros. We didn’t have one film that worked. A completely… totally… unbelievably fucked up summer. And everyone is at fault. But mostly, the fault lies in our film slate development strategy. The reason? ORIGINAL FILMS FAIL Did you morons seriously believe we’d have a global, four-quadrant hit with “Monty” …

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Jul
11

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2013 – Day 3 – The Drunkening

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2013 Day 1 – It Begins Day 2 – Build-A-Bike Day 3 – The Drunkening Ugh. I’m sure the planners of these conferences (not just Herb Allen’s but corporate offsites the world over) always dream great things will happen – that an idea will emerge that changes the world; …

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Jul
10

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2013 – Day 2 – Build-A-Bike

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2013 Day 1 – It Begins Day 2 – Build-A-Bike Day 3 – The Drunkening Herb Allen always makes Day 2 into an adventure. Last year was the disastrous Acid Trip. The year before was the disastrous Mogulympics. And the year before for that was the disastrous Burning Mogul. This …

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Jun
03

Manka Bros Would Like To Offer Nikki Finke A Job

Good morning from my house in the Seychelles. A few of us are having a great night drinking schnapps and eating crab. I won’t name names for security reasons but their initials are DM, RM, BD, JB, CC – you figure it out. I just received my daily fax of important Hollywood internet stories from my …

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Oct
09

Manka Bros. Would Like To Offer Jack Welch A Job

[The following is a transcribed phone conversation that Khan Manka, Jr. wanted posted on his Chairman's Blog. Per his request, this is unedited - so I apologize for any unseemly language.] Hello from Cannes! Earlier today, I gave the keynote address at MIPCOM and now I am sitting here at the Hotel Carlton bar with …

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Jul
18

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2012 – Day 3 – The Future

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2012 Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3 Over the past few days, I have received several emails saying “Come on, Khan, you goddamned prick – where is your fucking write-up of Day 3 of the Herb Allen suckfest? Well, Michael Eisner, here it is, asshole.  Read it and …

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Jul
12

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2012 – Day 2 – The Acid Trip

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2012 Day 1 – Day 2 - Day 3 ————————- “One pill makes you larger And one pill makes you small And the ones that mother gives you Don’t do anything at all Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall.” Yeah… so that was the song that woke us …

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Jul
10

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2012 – Day 1 – Disappearing Mogul

Herb Allen’s Sun Valley Conference – 2012 Day 1 – Day 2 - Day 3 “The sun was warmer then.” This may be the last year I come here. If I was looking for a complete waste of time, I would have gone back to Comic-Con. You know the world is f-ed when you realize you …

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