Powerhouse

Author: James Andrew Miller
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062441396
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A New York Times bestseller An astonishing—and astonishingly entertaining—history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the #1 bestselling co-author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. The movies you watch, the TV shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend—behind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful and secretive corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. Started in 1975, when five bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left to open their own, strikingly innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and over the next several decades its tentacles would spread aggressively throughout the worlds of movies, television, music, advertising, and investment banking. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA, as well as financial information never before made public, author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, greed, and personal betrayal. It is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars—complete with a Death Star—told through the voices of those who were there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports, as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, private equity partners, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

Powerhouse

Author: James Andrew Miller
Publisher: Custom House
ISBN: 9780062441386
Format: PDF, ePub
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A New York Times bestseller An astonishing—and astonishingly entertaining—history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the #1 bestselling co-author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. The movies you watch, the TV shows you adore, the concerts and sporting events you attend—behind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful and secretive corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. Started in 1975, when five bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left to open their own, strikingly innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and over the next several decades its tentacles would spread aggressively throughout the worlds of movies, television, music, advertising, and investment banking. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA, as well as financial information never before made public, author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, greed, and personal betrayal. It is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars—complete with a Death Star—told through the voices of those who were there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports, as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, private equity partners, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

Powerhouse

Author: James Andrew Miller
Publisher: Custom House
ISBN: 9780062441379
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Those Guys Have All the Fun

Author: James Andrew Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316125765
Format: PDF, ePub
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It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

Summary of Powerhouse

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
ISBN: 1683784693
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Summary of Powerhouse by James Andrew Miller | Includes Analysis Preview: James Andrew Miller’s Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency is an oral history of Creative Artists Agency, one of the most powerful talent agencies to emerge in the entertainment industry over the past 40 years. Miller interviewed agents, actors, musicians, and executives who worked at or with CAA. He arranges excerpts from their interviews to provide a narrative of CAA’s history from its beginning to 2016. CAA began in 1975 as a small talent agency. Under the leadership of Michael Ovitz, CAA quickly built itself into the dominant firm in the field. The firm’s innovation was to focus on cooperation. Clients were seen as clients of the firm as a whole, rather than as clients of individual agents, which allowed greater cooperation and innovation across departments than was then the norm at a talent agency. Bill Haber, Ron Meyer, Michael Ovitz, Rowland Perkins, and Michael Rosenfeld… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Powerhouse by James Andrew Miller | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

So You Want to Be a Talent Agent

Author: "Tom ""Wolf"" " Elliott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450227230
Format: PDF, Docs
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A down-to-earth, detailed guide to every aspect of establishing and running a small, local talent booking agency, written by someone who has done so successfully for over 30 years. You dont need any particular background or a fancy college degree or even much money, just a desire to own and operate one of the most fun businesses you could ever imagine. Its all herehow to find the talent, how to build up a clientele, how to promote yourself, the contracts youll need, and a fascinating insight to where you can go from here, including becoming a modeling agent, a TV producer, a writer, a record album producer, and much more.

Who Is Michael Ovitz

Author: Michael Ovitz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101601485
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If you're going to read one book about Hollywood, this is the one. As the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy, and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list entertainers, directors, and writers, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Robin Williams, and David Letterman. But this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled dealmaking. It's also an underdog's story: How did a middle-class kid from Encino work his way into the William Morris mailroom, and eventually become the most powerful person in Hollywood? How did an agent (even a superagent) also become a power in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions, and modern art? And what were the personal consequences of all those deals? After decades of near-silence in the face of controversy, Ovitz is finally telling his whole story, with remarkable candor and insight.

The Mailroom

Author: David Rensin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307417220
Format: PDF
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It’s like a plot from a Hollywood potboiler: start out in the mailroom, end up a mogul. But for many, it happens to be true. Some of the biggest names in entertainment—including David Geffen, Barry Diller, and Michael Ovitz— started their dazzling careers in the lowly mailroom. Based on more than two hundred interviews, David Rensin unfolds the never-before-told history of an American institution—in the voices of the people who lived it. Through nearly seven decades of glamour and humiliation, lousy pay and incredible perks, killer egos and a kill-or-be-killed ethos, you’ll go where the trainees go, learn what they must do to get ahead, and hear the best insider stories from the Hollywood everyone knows about but no one really knows. A vibrant tapestry of dreams, desire, and exploitation, The Mailroom is not only an engrossing read but a crash course, taught by the experts, on how to succeed in Hollywood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Power to Burn

Author: Stephen Singular
Publisher: Birch Lane Press
ISBN:
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Describes the rise of the media mogul, from his departure from the William Morris Agency in 1975 to form a rival agency--CAA, to his position as the head of Disney in 1995

Hidden talent

Author: Tom Kemper
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
ISBN:
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This is a history of Hollywood agents as they rose in the studio system in the late 1920s and early 1930s up through the 1940s, demonstrating the central role they played in the classical Hollywood period.