The Late Shift
written by George Armitage & Bill Carter
Michael Ovitz: I know Dave's circumstances, and so I know why you're here. Dave is a star of such compelling stature that frankly it makes me personally angry he finds himself disabused. We pride ourselves here at CAA in developing a career plan for our clients that protects them as much as it enriches them. David has such incredibly high professional standards that his going disturbingly unrewarded, that just doesn't make any sense, it's simply bad business practice. Obviously, we have an interest in establishing a business relationship with you Dave, and you Peter. Frankly, we have worked out a career plan for David, and it includes securing for Dave what he wants, EVERYTHING. Of course that means an 11:30 television show. Dave will be offered an 11:30 show, and he will be offered it by every network. Geometry of the deal will be far larger, the studios will be in, the syndicators, the full range of the entertainment industry. We shall frame a deal that will make you one of the giants. And if you give us the privilege of working with you, CAA will take care of everything your talents deserve, and our spirit desires.
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