Refinancining Universal's loans are looking precarious in the face of a 2010 analist predicted credit crunch, and a current debt of $950 million. The film/theme park giant's economic strife is further complicated and magnified by $teven $pielburg's con$ulting contract. The famed producer/director has been making millions annually from Universal for years - $20 million just last year. Several hundred million is possibly what the Universal will owe $pielburg in 2010 should he decide to exercise his contractural consultant buyout clause. The word "con$ultant" seems to be synonymous with the word "evil" these days.
You might be wondering, if everything goes awry, what does the company stand to lose? Budget cuts on new attractions, or being forced to sell off part of the reeort (maybe SunCal hee hee), or else geting on it's knees and begging it's owners to loan them some serious dough.
Universal is suffacating from the tight squeeze it is in. Are there any paramedics out there?