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Old August 29th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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I worked for Universal Studios. I went to work there not long after Seagrams took over the studio (lil Edgar Bronfman Jr. needed a new toy). Edgar, being the genius that he is, commissioned Trey Parker and Matt Stone to make an internal film for studio employees to explain what changes would occur under the new management.

For those that don't know, these two guys are the talent behind Southpark and Team America. Needless to say, once Junior saw the film, it was quickly and quietly destroyed and never shown. Some of the participants are:

Steven Speilberg
James Cameron
Michael J. Fox
Sylvester Stallone
Demi Moore

And many others. All making fun of themselves - and Universal.


A few intrepid individuals at the studio managed to do a capture of the film. It's shown up on the web a few times but Der Universal Lawerkinz always fire off a cease and desist order against web sites that have "hosted" it. Be that as it may, here it is - It's about 98 MEG and very crappy quality but it is a real hoot. So download it before I get my letter.


You will need DivX to play this.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:53 AM   #2
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Funny old world, I used to work for seagrams just after i left college to pay off some depts. I was there during the final sell off of the company to pernod ricard around 2002.

I remember being taken to a conference hall and hearing the story of how edgar jr is selling off the drinks side of the familly business and concentrating on running Universal. You can imagine i wasn't paying attention untill i heard universal being mentioned.

They should have kept that video it's funny as hell.

Actor: "where would that light be coming from?"
DP: "same place as the music" -Andrew Lesnie-

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