“Coy is rarely a word used to describe Steven Jobs. So it is more than a little surprising that he seems almost uninterested in finding a new partner for his Pixar Animation Studios once its joint venture with Walt Disney ends next year,” Laura M. Holson writes for The New York Times.
“Two months ago, Jobs, who is the chief executive of Pixar, was invited to visit the Culver City, California, headquarters of Sony Pictures Entertainment, but he has yet to make the trip, said a Sony executive apprised of the invitation,” Holson writes. “Jobs regularly swaps telephone calls but little more with Alan Horn, the president of Warner Brothers Entertainment, which has expressed interest in distributing Pixar films. Other studio executives, including those at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, have asked to meet with Jobs recently and been turned down. According to one of those executives who asked not to be named, Jobs told him that ‘he was not ready to talk.'”
Holson writes, “Jobs conceded in an interview two weeks ago that he was moving ahead slowly with potential distributors. ‘We are talking,’ he said, ‘but maybe not as much as they’d like.’ There are two schools of thought among analysts and Hollywood executives as to why Jobs is biding his time.”
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