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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41 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.)

  4. This is f***ing great. Lots of great history to help shape the future. Definitely getting a copy of this book. (Camera crew: look into getting a neutral density window film for Gary's office…there's such a great view out there to enhance the visuals of interviews, but it's always BLOWN OUT. yuck. super affordable solutions out there…walk to B&H and they'll hook it up. lol. )

  5. This would have been much, much better if Garry let Michael speak more than one minute instead of cutting him off every 20 seconds. This is perhaps one of the most annoying and terribly executed professional interviews I have ever seen including the call slipping and interrupting. Just about Michael was delivering deep profound knowledge he got cut off almost every time. I think this interviewer can learn a lot from Tom Bilyeu. Their styles are different, but at least do not jeopardize the efficiency of getting the knowledge out and the flow of the interview. It was painful to watch this all the way through.

  6. hollywood is america’s brand? Hollywood is a very scary creature as we can see many people have overdosed and all the scandals have erupted from years of dark and twisted behavior. consequently breeding a very shallow image of what the generations are looking up to. there are far greater stories to tell and represent America versus letting the rich and elite dictate what we see, hear, and do.

  7. Wow, first time hearing about Michael Ovitz. I love the fact that he’s self-aware that technology keeps evolving and he keeps adapting with it because he’s a lot older. A lot of older people are complacent and he’s the opposite.

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