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Author Ovitz, Michael, author.

Title Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir / Michael Ovitz.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Ovitz,M OVI    DUE 10-28-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description ix, 372 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
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.
Summary "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"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Ovitz, Michael.
Theatrical agents -- United States -- Biography.
Executives -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781591845546 (hardcover)
1591845548 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40028538380

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