Ovitz: The Inside Story of Hollywood's Most Controversial Power Broker

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McGraw Hill, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 360 pages
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"Michael Ovitz is the iron-fisted CAA talent agent and dealmaker who negotiated unprecedented salaries for his agency's clients and, with unbridled tenacity and street-wise cunning, wrested power from the almighty studios. His ascension to the pinnacle of Hollywood power impressed both his friends and foes ... but his rapid fall from grace stunned even the most hardened Hollywood insiders (not to mention an astronomical severance package that weighed in at over $125 million.)" "Now, for the first time, here is the inside story of the charismatic yet media-shy mogul, in a behind-the-scenes account that exposes not only the underpinnings of his meteoric success, but also the often-hidden machinations of the entertainment industry. This revealing new biography is based upon the author's unprecedented series of interviews with Michael Ovitz, as well as 150 exclusive interviews with Hollywood's top celebrities."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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An analysis of Ovitz' career when he was the Most Powerful Man In Hollywood during the 80's - 90's. You alternately admire & loath him! Don't believe this includes The Final Fall from his management company. Read full review


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Robert Slater has over 25 years of experience with Time, Newsweek, and UPI. He has written a number of bestselling business books, including Ovitz: The Inside Story of HollywoodOs Most Controversial Powerbroker, Get Better or Get Beaten: 31 Leadership Secrets from GEOs Jack Welch, The New GE: How Jack Welch Revived an American Institution, and Soros: The Life, Times & Trading Secrets of the WorldOs Greatest Investor.

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