1:55pm PT by Andy Lewis
CAA Oral History Book Set for Summer
The blockbuster oral history of talent agency CAA will be published in May 2016 publisher Custom House, an imprint of William Morrow/HarperCollins, announced.
The untitled book is James Andrew Miller’s follow up to 2011's bestselling Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. He’s also the author of Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live As Told By Its Stars, Writers, and Guests (co-written with Tom Shales).
The book covers the history of the Creative Artists Agency from its 1975 founding by ex-William Morris agents Michael Ovitz, Ron Meyer, William Haber, Mike Rosenfeld and Rowland Perkins to its partnership with private equity group TPG in 2010 to the present. Miller conducted more than 300 interviews with key players inside and outside the agency for the book. In a statement he said, "SNL, ESPN and CAA were all born in the 1970’s and are still very much part of our culture. My hope is to deliver a book of record so readers understand the unvarnished dynamics inside CAA since its founding 40 years ago."
Added Custom House Editorial Director Geoff Shandler, "What I’ve read thus far is jaw dropping." It will be the launch title for Custom House, a new imprint run by Miller’s former editor Shandler.