Just three days ago, news broke that Dreamworks' dance card had suddenly gone from empty to full. First, the folks at NBC/Universal, presumably suitably humbled after David Geffen's outing of their initial lowball offer, came back to the table; and it turned out that Paramount, too, had their eyes on The Studio That Spielberg Built. But now, just as suddenly as they stepped into the game, Paramount has apparently jumped right out. According to the LA Times, Paramount chief Brad Grey was dying to incorporate Dreamworks into his content empire, but the exec's plan was shut down by his bosses, Sumner Redstone and Tom Freston. The Viacom chiefs are apparently pretty confident that now is not the time to go around acquiring companies – after all, Viacom itself is currently in the process of splitting into two seperate entities.
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