Why Zucker Will Succeed (Even Though He Sucks)
He failed at NBC -- and screwed over my client -- but his toughness and the laws of statistics suggest a new reign of "assholishness."
Though many who think they know me would disagree, I am not a "grudge-holder." Truly, I'm not. I like and respect Jeff Berg, who fired me in the late '80s, and wish him well on his new agency venture; and I'm currently represented by my former partners at UTA who dumped me in the mid-'90s. I let shit go. But one piece of shit I can't scoop out of the litter box of my career is the animus I have toward Jeff Zucker. There is no point in going into the specifics surrounding my bad feeling toward Jeff, so I'll just say that when I had a producing deal at NBC, he made routine business disagreements personal and damaging; additionally, I have been one of Conan O'Brien's representatives for almost 20 years, and more than enough has been written about what went on with that. I have specific reasons to dislike the guy, and his ignominious de-jobbing at the end of a bad run of failure at NBCUniversal was a happy event for me.
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