6:15am PT by Andy Lewis
CAA Co-Founders Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer Join Event for Agency Tell-All Book
CAA co-founders Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer are joining author James Andrew Miller for a discussion of Powerhouse, Miller’s anticipated oral history of the agency. The event is set to take place Sept. 7 at the Writers Guild Theater. Tickets go on sale today and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
Powerhouse, which publishes Aug. 9, promises to be the first truly inside look at CAA, the talent agency that dominated Hollywood in the 1980s and 1990s when Ovitz and Meyer were still there. (Ovitz and Meyer both left in 1995; Meyer for Universal, Ovitz for Disney).
CAA continues to be a force in Hollywood, having branched out to marketing and sports representation. TPG Capital bought a majority stake in CAA in 2014, after buying 35 percent in 2010. Beyond the story of one agency, Powerhouse is set to narrate the last five tumultuous decades in Hollywood history.
Miller previously wrote the best-selling oral histories Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN and Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests.
More information about the event and tickets can be found here.