Disney war / by James B. Stewart
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Call No: 19DIS STE Author: Stewart, James B. Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Simon & Schuster PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: xv, 572 p. ; 25 cm. Subject: WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; EISNER, MICHAEL; DISNEY, ROY EDWARD; KATZENBERG, JEFFREY; OVITZ, MIKE Summary: "...Drawing on unprecedented access to both Eisner and Roy Disney, current and former executives and board members, as well as thousands of pages of never-before-seen letters, memos, transcripts, and other documents, James B. Stewart gets to the bottom of mysteries that have enveloped Disney for years: What really caused the rupture with studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenburg, a man who was regarded Eisner as a father but who became his fiercest rival? How could Eisner have so misjudged Michael Ovitz, a man who was not only :the most powerful man in Hollywood" but also his friend, whom he appointed as Disney president and immediately wanted to fire? what caused the break between Eisner and Pixar abruptly abandon its partnership with Disney? Why did Eisner so misturst Roy Disney that he assigned Disney company executives to spy on him? How did Eisner control the Disney board for so long, and what really happened in the fateful board meeting in September 2004, when Eisner played his last cards?
...Stewart describes how Eisner lost his chairmanship, and why he felt obliged to resign as CEO, effective 2006. No other book so thoroughly penetrates the secretive world of the corporate boardroom. Disney War is enthralling tale of one of America's most powerful media and entertainment companies, the people who control it, and those trying to overthrow them.
Disney War is an epic achievment. It tells a story that - in its sudden twists, vivid, larger-than-life characters, and thrilling climax - might itself have been the subject of a Disney aminated clasis - except that it's all true." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0684809931 Contents: Cast member -- Prologue -- Part one: the wonderful world of Disney -- Part two: disenchanted kingdom -- Part three: Disneywar -- Epilogue -- A note on sources -- Acknowledgements -- Index More info
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The men who would be king : an almost epic tale of moguls, movies, and a company called DreamWorks / Nicole LaPorte
Boston ; New York: Mariner Books, 2011.
Call No: 19DRE LAP Author: LaPorte, Nicole Source: US Place: Boston ; New York Publisher: Mariner Books PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xix, 491 pages ; 21 cm Subject: DREAMWORKS SKG; HOLLYWOOD; PRODUCERS; PRODUCTION CENTRES : HOLLYWOOD; EISNER, MICHAEL; GEFFEN, DAVID; KATZENBERG, JEFFREY; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; AMERICAN BEAUTY (US, Sam Mendes, 1999); AMISTAD (US, Steven Spielberg, 1997); PRINCE OF EGYPT, THE (US, Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner & Simon Wells, 1998); SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (US, Steven Spielberg, 1998); SHREK (US, Kelly Asbury & Andrew Adamson, 2001) Summary: "For sixty years, the lineup of Hollywood's major studios varied little. Then came the Circus Maximus created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg (who gave the world The Lion King). Nothing in decades had approached the excitement surrounding the empire called DreamWorks, where hype, glory, and investors vying to kick in billions gave way to blowups, battles, and betrayals worthy of THE GODFATHER. Nicole LaPorte reveals for the first time the delicious truths of what happened behind the scenes. Readers will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte's fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood's bizarre rules of business. We see clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg's troops and Katzenberg's warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, such as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. We see Geffen seducing investors and watch as the studio burns through billions while its rich owners get richer and everybody else suffers. Here is Hollywood - up close, glamorous, and gritty." [TAKEN FROM BOOK BLURB] Notes: Includes index ISBN: 9780547520278 Donation: Simon Wincer More info
Storming the magic kingdom : Wall Street, the raiders and the battle for Disney / John Taylor
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
Call No: 19DIS TAY Author: Taylor, John Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf PubDate: 1987 PhysDes: x, 261 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; INDUSTRY, FILM; PRODUCTION COMPANIES & STUDIOS. USA; PRODUCTION COSTS; PRODUCTION DEALS; WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS; AHMANSON, CAROLINE; BAGNALL, MICHAEL; BALDWIN, ROBERT; BASS, SID RICHARDSON; BERGER, RICHARD; BOESKY, IVAN; CHAMBERS, RICHARD; CHECCHI, ALFRED; COBB, CHARLES; DAILY, PETER; DAVIS, MARTIN; DAVIS, MARVIN; DILLER, BARRY; DISNEY, ROY EDWARD; DISNEY, WALT; DRAPKIN, DONALD; EISNER, MICHAEL; FLOM, JOSEPH; GOLD, STANLEY; JACOBS, IRWIN; HAWLEY, PHILIP; KELLNER. PETER; MILLER, RONALD; RAINWATER, RICHARD; STEINBURG, SAUL; WATSON, RAYMOND L Summary: "The riveting account of how a covey of corporate raiders and Wall Street mercenaries launched an assault on that bastion of American values, Walt Disney Productions, and of the furious combat that followed" - BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0394546407 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Who killed Hollywood? : - and put the tarnish on tinseltown / Peter Bart
Los Angeles, CA: Renaissance Books, c1999.
Call No: 210.31(73) BAR Author: Bart, Peter Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: Los Angeles, CA Publisher: Renaissance Books PubDate: c1999 PhysDes: 399 p. ; 24 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; DIRECTORS. USA; PRODUCERS. USA; SCRIPTWRITERS. USA; ACTORS; BASS, RON; BEATTY, WARREN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; COSTNER, KEVIN; EISNER, MICHAEL; Gibson, Mel; GODFATHER [...], THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972-); KATZENBERG, JEFFREY; NICHOLS, MIKE; NICHOLSON, JACK; OVITZ, MIKE; POLANSKI, ROMAN; REDFORD, ROBERT; RIFKIN, ARNOLD; SCHWARZENEGGER, ARNOLD; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; WILDER, BILLY Summary: "Who killed hollywood? is a passionate love/hate letter to the film industry. In it, Peter Bart pulls together his best columns from Variety and GQ. He groups them, juxtaposes them, and interprets them, outlining in detail the history and inner workings of Hollywood. This could only be done by someone powerful enough to phone any star or head of studio and have his calls taken on the first ring. In story after story, Bart shows how the major studios haver diverted thie energies away from production of the shrewdly crafted pictures that once made the industry powerful. There isn't, for example, much range or innovation in the movies of salable objects- natural disasters, aliens, dinosaurs, ghosts, monsters, or any combination thereof. All are subjects easily parlayed into theme-park environments, action figures, video games, and clothing lines. Similarly, since Jaws twenty years ago, there's been a very short list of acceptable settings. The 1998 Academy Award nominations for best picture all went to films set in Elizabethian times or during World War II. A few years ago it looked as though Pulp Fiction and other independent films were going to save showbiz. Now independent producers like Miramax and New Line have been acquired by the conglomerates. Who and what will resurrect Hollywood? Peter Bart has the answers." - BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes index ISBN: 1580631169 LON: 21362029 More info