Business Tips: Michael Ovitz on His Legacy in Hollywood, CAA, & The Book That Tells It All | #AskGaryVee 293

Business Tips: Michael Ovitz on His Legacy in Hollywood, CAA, & The Book That Tells It All | #AskGaryVee 293

Awesome Tip: Michael Ovitz on His Legacy in Hollywood, CAA, & The Book That Tells It All | #AskGaryVee 293

On episode 293 of the #AskGaryVee Show, the legendary business man and author, Michael Ovitz stops by and we talk about:
– Creative Artists Agency, the company Michael co-founded
– Becoming one of the biggest names in Hollywood
– Michael’s new book “Who is Michael Ovitz?”

24:40 – “What is something that could turn off a company like CAA to a potential client?”
31:40 – “What lesson did you take from the tough ending at Disney?”

#QOTD: We are in the middle of audience viewership change where most things are now streamed on-demand, what do you think of this new change and do you feel like it’s take the spark out of the film industry?

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22 Replies to “Business Tips: Michael Ovitz on His Legacy in Hollywood, CAA, & The Book That Tells It All | #AskGaryVee 293”

  1. Gary Vee is the reason our Agency owner started our full-service talent agency and left the agency he worked for at the time. We watch and listen to Gary Daily. So as a bunch of talent agents him interviewing Michael Ovitz literally made our millennium. We hope you can do Ari Emmanuel as well. Thank you so much Gary and Mr Ovitz.

  2. Amazing person. So much wisdom to share. However, this interview could have been so much better. This was actually a bit painful to watch. I know Gary didn’t mean to be rude or disrespectful, as he was just excited, but it really came across this way. I came here after seeing Tom Bilyeu’s interview (which was extremely well done, he asked great questions and allowed Michael to speak and share profound insights). I hope Gary will read some of these comments and rewatch this interview for future improvement. However, I appreciate all the wisdom Mr. Ovitz had to share, I will be reading his book.

  3. I am sad that the movie industry seemed to have changed again. It is the big companies that decide what will be done and all the creatives have to follow to get their movies done. We need something like the times he talked about again. Where creatives, writers, directors, actors, cinematographers and all the people involved in the creative process get together and have that leverage against the big studios again. (There are only three left. Disney, Sony and WB. We need an era of creative freedom again.)

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