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The dream team : the rise and fall of Dreamworks : lessons from the new Hollywood

Author: Daniel M Kimmel
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On October 12, 1994, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen--three of Hollywood's biggest players--announced they would form a new studio to produce feature films, television series, and pop music recordings. It didn't have a name, though Katzenberg's reference to his partners as the "Dream Team" eventually led to the company being dubbed DreamWorks. What the three men were attempting hadn't been
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kimmel, Daniel M.
Dream team.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006
(OCoLC)567803773
Online version:
Kimmel, Daniel M.
Dream team.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2006
(OCoLC)609192529
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Kimmel
ISBN: 156663654X 9781566636544 156663752X 9781566637527
OCLC Number: 68133061
Description: xi, 238 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Dramatis personae --
Present at the creation --
A room of one's own --
Movies to go --
Sideshows --
The private and the prince --
Open wide --
In the arena --
Easy being green --
Follow the money --
Catch as catch can --
Taking stock --
Merge ahead.
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Daniel Kimmel tells the behind-the-scenes story of DreamWorks' rise-and the end of the dream eleven years later, when most of the company was sold off or shut down. Mr. Kimmel explores DreamWorks'  Read more...

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Smart and concise...a definitive book on the late studio. But it's also an unexpected cracker of a read. -- MaryAnn Johanson Flickfilosopher.Com Kimmel expertly chronicles the establishment and Read more...

 
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