Powerhouse: The Untold Story Of Hollywood'S Creative Artists Agency
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A New York Times bestseller
An astonishingand astonishingly entertaininghistory of Hollywoods 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 attendbehind the curtain of nearly all of these is an immensely powerful and secretive corporation known as Creative Artists Agency. Startedin 1975,whenfive bright and brash employees of a creaky William Morris office left toopentheir own, strikingly innovative talent agency,CAAwouldcometorevolutionize the entertainment industry, andover the next several decadesits tentacles would spread aggressively throughout the worlds of movies, television, music, advertising, and investment banking.
Powerhouseis 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 Warscomplete with a Death Startold 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,Powerhouseis itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.
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