Screen Junkies » Jeff Zucker http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:24:40 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Secret Transmission: Daniel Silva Spy Novels To Be Turned Into Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/secret-transmission-daniel-silva-spy-novels-to-be-turned-into-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/secret-transmission-daniel-silva-spy-novels-to-be-turned-into-movies/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:04:28 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204957 When are they going to make a movie out of those 'I Spy' books?

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Author Daniel Silva writes spy novels focusing on the character of Gabriel Allon, a semi-retired Mossad agent “who killed six of the terrorists that murdered Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics” and “makes his living as an art restorer … but he still takes assignments as an Israeli spy.” Whoa, so this is a sequel to Munich?

Just kidding. Anyway, Universal apparently sees this as a Bourne-style spy franchise. Which is good for them, since there’s no shortage of material to adapt – Allon has appeared in 10 Silva novels so far, with the latest, Portrait of a Spy, coming out in July.

The other interesting aspect of this story is one of its producers – the universally beloved Jeff Zucker, former head of NBCUniversal. His involvement apparently comes from his close friendship with Silva, proving that he does indeed have at least one friend. (via Deadline)

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Hey, Jeff Zucker. YOU’RE FIRED! Like On ‘The Apprentice’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hey-jeff-zucker-youre-fired-like-on-the-apprentice/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/hey-jeff-zucker-youre-fired-like-on-the-apprentice/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In news that is sure to make Conan O'Brien's Irish eyes smile, Jeff Zucker is being removed from his position as President of NBC Television Group. General Electric has put together an exit deal that will send Zucker packing with a golden parachute in the $30 to $40 million range. Please send all sympathy cards to: Jeff Zucker Don't Send This Guy Any Cards Avenue Dude's Plenty Rich, NY 80085 $30 million seems kinda exorbitant for a guy who steered the number one network into last place and forced the company into the arms of a competitor. Heck, I didn't get squat when I was let go from the deli for that bologna joke fiasco. Sucks too because I had plans for that apron. (NY Post)

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In news that is sure to make Conan O’Brien‘s Irish eyes smile, Jeff Zucker is being removed from his position as President of NBC Television Group. General Electric has put together an exit deal that will send Zucker packing with a golden parachute in the $30 to $40 million range. Please send all sympathy cards to:

Jeff Zucker
Don’t Send This Guy Any Cards Avenue
Dude’s Plenty Rich, NY 80085

$30 million seems kinda exorbitant for a guy who steered the number one network into last place and forced the company into the arms of a competitor. Heck, I didn’t get squat when I was let go from the deli for that bologna joke fiasco. Sucks too because I had plans for that apron. (NY Post)

 

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