I have received rather detailed responses to my questions posed to Mr. Ciccarelli regarding the MediaBuys contract to shoot the television special for Mardi Gras.
It would seem I was, in fact, off base with my speculation. Here are the basics which put my concerns to bed:
- The contract was acquired as an RFP
- I'm not completely clear on this, but it appears to be a commision based contract contingent on sponsorships
- Collins is not going to be involved in the production and will not personally profit from the production (this will be easy enough to check on).
Those were the issues I was mostly worried about and I fully admit I drew conclusions based on my own speculation. It would seem I was wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Bad Zombie....shame on me. I lost my top hat, tails and my bed....I've had to move to another grave.
As to the logic of televising Carnival with sponsorships...I will leave that up to you. Here are some links I was provided if you are interested in learning more about it:
Here is a link to the Focus Group which is overseeing the "taste" of the program:
And here is a link to the broadcast package which details the show:
I would like to thank Mr. Ciccarelli for the conversation, it appears he is not a snake and therefore the Zombie has no dominion.
As for Nagin and his crew....their asses are still slithering in my pit.