If you believe in the maxim that fire follows smoke, those recent stories about the DreamWorks guys (Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg) possibly looking to sever ties to Paramount — written by Business Week‘s Ron Grover, Variety‘s Peter Bart, DHD‘s Nikki Finke and Hollywood Wiretap‘s Tom Tapp — suggest something’s probably up.
What’s the rumpus exactly? What does it all boil down to? A small group of super- rich older guys (50ish, 60ish and beyond) rubbing each other the wrong way. One pissed about another’s dismissive manner, one dissing another over an evident pattern of credit-hogging, all of them fuming because their massive egos haven’t been satisfactorily stroked. Truly fascinating. If only Honore de Balzac could somehow be raised from the dead and given close access.