"David Lawrence Geffen" is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropy/philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC Records in 1990. He was one of the three founders of DreamWorks SKG in 1994. His donations to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other educational and research donations have widened his fame beyond the entertainment industry.

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People, when they get to that level, they always think they can do it better, ... I think I could do a lot better with the L.A. Times too.

He had been conflicted about it from the beginning. When they changed the price, he decided not to do it.

When I was with them.

Having his own company and doing things exactly the way he'd want and not consulting with others.

When they tried to change the price we decided not to go forward.

We had hoped to be able to make enough films to be able to rationalize the cost of being our own distributor. Sadly, we were never able to make enough films to make that economically sound.

They've been trying to make a deal with us from the very beginning and came to us with a price that was acceptable to us, although Steven had many concerns about it. And when they tried to change the price at the end, we decided not to go forward.

So The Eagles had to find another drummer.

We had come to terms with them on price, and there were a million things that needed to be settled.