A parody on the Vanity Fair interview with Michael Ovitz crossed with the godfather.
MY DINNER WITH OVITZ
A Film By Denise David and Steve Young
The blood on the streets of Hollywood reeked of power deals, stolen clients and solid-gold parachutes. Above it all stood one man: a power broker once so powerful, his fall from omnipotence left a void nearly big enough to accommodate his entire ego.
What does a man do when he faces adversity; a terrible loss; a failure of body and soul? The answer is obvious...blame everyone else. And do it publicly...in Vanity Fair magazine.
Ovitz's blame list included Bernie Weinraub (NY Times writer), former partners, Rick and Julie Yorn, Jeff Kwatinetz (Limp Bizkit manager who purchased Ovitz's failing AMG) and Michael Armstrong (AT&T Chairman). But at the head of Ovitz's enemy list sits David Geffen, the so-called don of the so-called gay mafia. Ovitz believed that "...they wanted to kill him and take his kids...," No kidding
Ovitz once threatened to "beat the shit out of Geffen." So what results when the blame hits the fan? Just how much can Geffen and his "soldiers", Diller, Meyer and Eisner, take? Not much it seems.
Welcome to My Dinner With Ovitz, a criminal collision of Francis Ford Coppola's "Godfather" rammed headlong into Bryan Burrough's interview with Michael Ovitz in this past August's Vanity Fair.
From the moment the boys hear of the Ovitz interview, through their onerous plotting and momentous sitdown between Geffen and Ovitz, ending with a soliloquy provided verbatim from Ovitz's own last words in the VF article, tension and nachos fills the air. You can almost hear Mario Puzo turning over in his grave.
Join us won't you, as we watch what happens when a Hollywood power broker suffers a severe power outage. It's showbiz history and as we all know, there is absolutely no business like show business!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any dialogue or story points similar to the original "Godfather" were strictly unintentional. We apologize.
Produced by: Denise David MakeMagic Productions
Director-Writer: Steve Young
Director of Photography: John Rhode
Editor: Brian S. Hanish
Gaffer: Pat Murphy
Grip/Electric: Rick Smith
David Geffen - David Goodman
Barry Diller - Jake Austin
Ron Meyer - Barry Shay
Michael Eisner - Gregory Daniels
Michael Ovitz - Kerry Burns
Steven Seagal - Colin Patrick Lynch
Joe Eszterhas - Dave DiPino