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Ovitz, Michael

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Most widely held works by Michael Ovitz
The last mogul( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Wasserman started in the entertainment industry working the door at Cleveland speak-easies and rose to control a Hollywood empire. With Chicagoan Jules Stein, Wasserman became an agent, and made Music Corp. of America one of the first true media conglomerates. Wasserman's gift for perceiving industry trends long before his rivals led to MCA's creation of Universal Pictures and Universal City. Wasserman was notoriously secretive, doing no interviews and leaving behind no written materials, so the film combines research, archival images, and new interviews of Hollywood insiders to tell a great American story of power, commerce, and deal making
Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look inside the mind of the most acclaimed and controversial architects of the twentieth century, Frank Gehry. Rebelling against the status quo, Gehry's struggle to create the impossible has resulted in such contemporary masterpieces as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the stunning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
Who is Michael Ovitz? : a memoir by Michael Ovitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
The Charlie Rose show. Charlie Rose with Michael Ovitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Charlie Rose talks with Michael Ovitz, entertainment industry executive and former president of the Walt Disney Company. He shares his story of ascendance to the most powerful position in Hollywood, the circumstances surrounding his controversial termination, and future plans
In re the Walt Disney Company deriviative litigation by Delaware( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Walt Disney Company stockholders brought action against the corporate directors and officers for breach of fiduciary duty and waste in connection with the hiring and termination of corporate president Michael Ovitz in 1995/1996, who received generous termination benefits even though his employment at the corporation lasted a little more than a year
UNTITLED by Michael Ovitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.29 for Sketches o ... to 1.00 for Power to b ...)

Sketches of Frank Gehry
Power to burn : Michael Ovitz and the new business of show business