Last night at about midnight, after a few minutes of pathetic begging by my 12-year old daughter Connie (who is also a newly-minted Manka Bros. Board member), I had my driver, Leif Garrett (yes, former child star) drop her off at the line of freaks waiting to get tickets to The Twilight Saga: New Moon. She told me she was going to meet her (punk ass) friends Jenny and Skylark and wouldn’t be back until she has seen the movie – and then added… “it might take days”.
The answer? Never. Fucking never. It’s an embarrassment.
We’ve had people show up to block the theater – as they did in 1989 after we made a film based on “Piss Christ”, the controversial photograph by Andres Serrano, but never anyone camping out because they couldn’t wait to see it.
This has to change. I called Robin Rafe (President of the Manka Bros. Theatrical Group) at around 3:00a.m. this morning and told her to get right on it. I want movies made by Manka Bros. that generate excitement, and buzz, and long lines at the theaters. In short, I want mega-blockbusters!
I don’t believe I am being unreasonable here. I only want four or five of these types of films every year – year-after-year. And this will fit nicely into our BIG CONTENT STRATEGY launched a few months ago.
I would like a list of these big ideas before Thanksgiving. If you don’t think this is possible, please cancel any Thanksgiving plans you may have and stay at the studio until I have my list.