David Geffen once produced a film called ‘Risky Business’, a perennial Movie Night favorite at FishbowlLA HQ. (By the way, if anyone else wants to come to Movie Night, please email me. It gets lonely.) Anyway, now he’s reportedly interested in an even riskier business- the Los Angeles Times
. On Saturday, the paper self-reported that Geffen met with Tribune boss Dennis FitzSimons over the summer to discuss the possibility of buying the paper:
“We had a meeting at his request, with no disclosed reason in advance,” FitzSimons confirmed in a telephone interview. “At that point, he indicated his interest in the paper. And I told him it was not for sale.”
FitzSimons said he considered the issue a dead one and that any additional advances by Geffen would not change his mind. He declined to provide any other details – including whether Geffen made a specific offer.
Geffen declined to comment, said a spokesman at the studio he helped found, DreamWorks SKG.
Nonetheless, Geffen’s interest reportedly persists.