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Maverick on Maverick

Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO

For those attending the South by Southwest Film Festival, which begins Friday in Austin, a quick note: Michael Eisner, the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company whose 2004 ouster led to this brilliant book in '05, was already scheduled to speak on Tuesday. Specifically, the former boss at ABC and Paramount Pictures -- who's profiled in The New York Times today, matter of fact -- will be in Austin to talk about his latest venture, a new-media company called Vuguru.

But all bets are off, as today SXSW has announced who will be conducting the one-one-one with Eisner. It's none other than Mark Cuban. --Robert Wilonsky

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