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Author: Nicole LaPorte
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ISBN: 0547520271
ASIN: 0547520271
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What happens when you have an ego, an ego, an ego and no business plan.Fascinating inside-baseball read of the movie business.

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ISBN-10: 0547520271
ISBN-13: 9780547520278
Goodreads: 9792838

Author(s):Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 5/24/2011

Former Variety reporter Nicole LaPorte draws from years of inside-the-filmmakers-studio access to spin a smart, gritty tell-all about a clash of industry titans in The Men Who Would Be King.


DreamWorks—the mega-million-dollar brainchild of Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen—heralded a new age of entertainment empires when it launched in 1994, and their competitive strategy was fierce. For avid business readers, among others, seeing David Geffen in action as he seduces investors like Microsoft's Paul Allen and takes on CAA's Michael Ovitz is worth the price of admission. Their creative battles cost them untold billions on the way to the box office, but this is no rags-to-riches story: in fact, as they grow DreamWorks into one of the most influential film brands operating today, these rich men get richer, even as the stakes get higher.

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