Michael Ovitz to Release Autobiography

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Michael Ovitz

The CAA co-founder and former Disney president will tell his story in 'Who Is Michael Ovitz?'

The man once considered among Hollywood's most powerful figures is ready to tell his story.

Michael Ovitz has written an autobiography simply titled Who Is Michael Ovitz? The book will be published by Portfolio on Sept. 25.

Ovitz co-founded Creative Artists Agency. He was onetime president of The Walt Disney Co. but was forced out of that position in an infamous split in the late 1990s.

The book promises to detail his rise from the mailroom of the William Morris Agency to working with some of the top names in entertainment, including Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep, with "remarkable candor and insight."