Not too long ago we were informed that during an initial meeting with Robert Iger, John Lassiter told him that he had plans for the Disney Theme Park. That these plans were going to cost money. A lot of money. And if he could not be assured right then and there that the money would be available, he would not be interested in the position being offered him. Iger said "Done".
Now, in Al's latest column we are informed that the plans for the changes to DCA are approved and things will start to change soon. But, then Al mentions that the bean counters in Burbank are starting to fidget about the costs involved and are already talking about cuts, etc.
Did anybody (like Lassiter or Iger to name two) bother to tell these accountants that the money will be available when Lassiter gives the word.
Now, I know you are all going start saying that these plans were made before Lassiter came aboard. So what? When he did come aboard everything at DCA was halted until he could go over the plans, make changes or give approvals. I have to assume that since the word has been given, then it was Lassiter who gave the word. Why is Burbank still operating as if Eisner, Pressler/Harris are still running things?
Like I said, at Disney does the Left Hand know what the Right Hand is doing?