Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency

Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency Author James Andrew Miller
ISBN-10 006244137X
ISBN-13 9780062441379
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 752
Language English
Publisher Custom House
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A New York Times bestsellerAn 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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