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The Resource Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir, Michael Ovitz

Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir, Michael Ovitz

Label
Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir
Title
Who is Michael Ovitz?
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ovitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Michael Ovitz co-founded CAA in 1975 and served as its chairman until 1995. For most of the past two decades he has been a private investor and an advisor to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. This is his first book"--
  • "'In just twenty years I went from a complete unknown, to a comer, to being hailed as the most powerful man in Hollywood--invariably described as a gap-toothed, tightly scripted, secrecy-obsessed superagent. After a few years of that, I became the most feared man in town. And once I left CAA, when it was safe for everyone to vent, I became the most hated.' Who is Michael Ovitz? He's a striver who talked his way into the famous mailroom of the William Morris Agency without any connections, then worked his way out of the mailroom in record time. He's an entrepreneur who left a safe job to launch Creative Artists Agency, growing it from five guys in a rundown office to the most powerful agency in the world. He's a friend and confidant to megastars such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, David Letterman, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Paul Newman, and Martin Scorsese. He's a pioneer who reinvented the role of the agent in packaging actors, directors, writers, and producers, which made CAA the essential hub of countless movies and television shows. He's a master negotiator who drove historic deals for many of his clients, as well as the acquisitions of two major studios by Sony and Matsushita. He's a self-taught connoisseur of art and architecture, a generous philanthropist, a devoted father... And to his detractors he's a world-class jerk and a ruthless manipulator who double-crossed his friends, crushed his enemies, and let nothing stand in his way, ever. After decades of near silence in the face of relentless controversy, Ovitz finally tells his whole story in this memoir, with remarkable candor and insight. If you're going to read just one book about how show business really works, this is the one."--Dust jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
  • 659.2/9791092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.O77
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir, Michael Ovitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is the godfather here? -- The first valley -- Mail man -- Good cop/bad cop -- From zero to one million -- Car phones -- The second valley -- P.L. -- No pressure -- Showtime -- Dinosaurs and foot soldiers -- Wrist locks -- Brink's truck -- Picasso -- Always Coca-Cola -- I'm not afraid of you -- Gone -- Number two -- The third valley -- Gentlemen
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591845546
Lccn
2018028852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color);
System control number
  • 1613399
  • (OCoLC)1044772787
  • (OCoLC)on1044772787
  • 1613399
Label
Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir, Michael Ovitz
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is the godfather here? -- The first valley -- Mail man -- Good cop/bad cop -- From zero to one million -- Car phones -- The second valley -- P.L. -- No pressure -- Showtime -- Dinosaurs and foot soldiers -- Wrist locks -- Brink's truck -- Picasso -- Always Coca-Cola -- I'm not afraid of you -- Gone -- Number two -- The third valley -- Gentlemen
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591845546
Lccn
2018028852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color);
System control number
  • 1613399
  • (OCoLC)1044772787
  • (OCoLC)on1044772787
  • 1613399

Library Locations

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