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Michael Ovitz


Ovitz co-founded Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 1975 and served as its chairman until 1995. He later served as President of the Walt Disney Company from 1995 to 1997. His "package deals" at CAA coupled actors, directors and screenwriters together, allowing the talent greater negotiating power with the studio, transforming the film industry. Ovitz... See full bio »

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Gangs of New York
(2002)
Timeline
Timeline Producer
(2003)
The Last Mogul
The Last Mogul Himself
(2005)

Filmography

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 2003 Timeline (executive producer)
 2002 Gangs of New York (executive producer)
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 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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- Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005) ... Himself
 2005 The Last Mogul (TV Special documentary)
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 2002 Big Deals: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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 1996 Larry King Live (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 30 September 1996 (1996) ... Himself - Guest
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 2002 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
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- Steven Seagal (2002) ... Himself
 1991 Naked Hollywood (TV Mini-Series)
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Was President & COO of the Walt Disney Company in 1995, but dismissed four months after an internal battle with Walt Disney Company Chairman & CEO Michael Eisner. However, he received an estimated $140 million severance package. This severance package was the subject of the Disney shareholder revolt in 2004 and featured in James Stewart's DisneyWar book. See more »

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