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Michael Ovitz
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Michael Ovitz's Hamasaku Caters to Crudo Craze
Salmon crudo at Michael Ovitz's Hamasaku Michael Ovitz's Hamasaku is among L.A. Weekly's five sushi restaurants serving crudo - raw fish "garnished with Mediterranean accents, like olive oil and fresh herbs, rather than the expected ginger-wasabi-soy sauce ...
Salmon crudo at Michael Ovitz's Hamasaku Michael Ovitz's Hamasaku is among L.A. Weekly's five sushi restaurants serving crudo - raw fish "garnished with Mediterranean accents, like olive oil and fresh herbs, rather than the...
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Awesome inventions indeed.   #chocolatefountain   #scissorlift   #frankbensonstudio  
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Amazing little known Roy Lichtenstein Maquette at Glenn Fuhrman's Flag Foundation #roylichtenstein #glennfurhman #flagfoundation
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Nikki Rocco Retires from Universal
Nikki Rocco's early career highlights included Universal's Cape Fear  Nikki Rocco , a 'game changer' of the film industry, has retired from Universal Pictures as President of Distribution, "a post she held for 19 years as part of a 47-year run with the stud...
Nikki Rocco's early career highlights included Universal's Cape Fear  Nikki Rocco, a 'game changer' of the film industry, has retired from Universal Pictures as President of Distribution, "a post she held for 19 years as part...
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Spring Mobile App Making Waves in Fashion
Michael Ovitz is among backers of the mobile app Spring , introduced in August to much fanfare due to an investor list that included Ovitz, Andrew Rosen , Aaron Levie , as well as funds Groupe Arnault ,  Founder Collective , Google Ventures , SV Angel and m...
Michael Ovitz is among backers of the mobile app Spring, introduced in August to much fanfare due to an investor list that included Ovitz, Andrew Rosen, Aaron Levie, as well as funds Groupe Arnault, Founder Collective, Google...
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Celebs and Artists Attend Art Basel Miami Beach
Michael Ovitz and girlfriend Tamara Mellon were at Art Basel Miami Beach this week, attending the annual seated dinner hosted by the real estate mogul Aby Rosen and his wife, Samantha Boardman  in the Dutch restaurant at Mr. Rosen’s W Hotel .   Celebrities ...
Michael Ovitz and girlfriend Tamara Mellon were at Art Basel Miami Beach this week, attending the annual seated dinner hosted by the real estate mogul Aby Rosen and his wife, Samantha Boardman in the Dutch restaurant at Mr. R...
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Hey!  Are you in Miami the week of X-mas.  It is necessary to me to find a way past being completely disowned by my father the delightfully friendly Ivan Selin who demands a male heir and consider Disney something inconceivably embarassing even if I get your old job, Buddy Ho.
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Paula Crown Exhibition at Marlborough Gallery
Michael Ovitz recently attended friend and artist Paula Crown's exhibition entitled The Sublime and the Center: Dimensions of Landscape at Marlborough Chelsea  at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan .   It is the artist's first solo exhibition i...
Michael Ovitz recently attended friend and artist Paula Crown's exhibition entitled The Sublime and the Center: Dimensions of Landscape at Marlborough Chelsea at Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan.  It is the art...
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Is that from 2001 a space odyssey? It looks a little warped now and also a bit rusty. You remember that movie, don't you M.O.?
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Michael Voltaggio Co-Hosts The Travel Channel's Breaking Borders
Michael Ovitz's business partner Michael Voltaggio with co-host Mariana Van Zeller Michael Ovitz 's business partner and Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio has had a lot going on of late.  His critically acclaimed Melrose restaurant ink. (voted 'Best New Res...
Michael Ovitz's business partner Michael Voltaggio with co-host Mariana Van Zeller Michael Ovitz</b>'s business partner and Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio has had a lot going on of late.  His critically acclaimed Melrose r...
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Forbes Insights Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Gurjeet Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, Ayasdi
Gurjeet Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, Ayasdi "It isn’t every day that the former head of Walt Disney, Michael Ovitz , shows up at your front door, check in hand, asking to invest in your early stage start up. But, that’s exactly what happened to Gurjeet Singh ...
Gurjeet Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, Ayasdi "It isn’t every day that the former head of Walt Disney, Michael Ovitz, shows up at your front door, check in hand, asking to invest in your early stage start up. But, that’s exactly ...
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Michael Voltaggio opens Ink.Sack at LAX
Ink.Sack's turkey melt and Cuban sandwich Michael Ovitz 's business partner chef Michael Voltaggio is opening a new Ink.Sack (his sandwich place located next to his critically-acclaimed Melrose Avenue restaurant Ink. ) at none other than LAX airport , accor...
Ink.Sack's turkey melt and Cuban sandwich Michael Ovitz</b>'s business partner chef Michael Voltaggio is opening a new Ink.Sack (his sandwich place located next to his critically-acclaimed Melrose Avenue restaurant Ink.) ...
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Warhol's 'Triple Elvis' Leads Record Setting $852.9 million Christie's Auction
Andy Warhol with one of his series of screenprinted paintings of American singer Elvis Presley Michael Ovitz was in attendance at Christie’s recent record-setting auction totaling $852.9 million, driven by two works by Andy Warhol : the 1963 " Triple Elvis ...
Andy Warhol with one of his series of screenprinted paintings of American singer Elvis Presley Michael Ovitz was in attendance at Christie’s recent record-setting auction totaling $852.9 million, driven by two works by Andy ...
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An analysis of this piece requires film theory.  It's been awhile.  I'll spare you.
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Introduction
Throughout his career Michael Ovitz has been involved in a wide variety of activities in the worlds of entertainment, advertising, finance, business and philanthropy.  In 1975 Ovitz co-founded Creative Artists Agency (CAA), serving as its Chairman until 1995.  Over that 20-year period, he grew the agency from a start-up organization to the world’s leading talent agency, representing more than 1,000 of the most notable actors, directors, musicians, screenwriters and other personalities in the entertainment industry.

Ovitz expanded the purview of the agency by moving into such activities as corporate consulting, investment banking and advertising.  He helped negotiate such transactions as Matsushita’s acquisition of MCA/Universal, the financial rescue of MGM/United Artists, and Sony’s acquisition of Columbia Pictures.  He shook up the advertising industry by winning Coca-Cola's global advertising account in 1991.  Mr. Ovitz also served as President of the Walt Disney Company, from October 1995 to January 1997.

In 2010 Ovitz co-founded venture capital fund Broad Beach Ventures (BBV), which includes a portfolio of over thirty companies, including Medium, Palantir, Klout, Priceonomics, GoodRx, Blend Labs, HipSwap, Factual, doubleTwist, RelateIQ, Ground Crew/Citizen Logistics and more.  BBV consults with venture capital firms, private equity firms and hedge funds, including Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, Founders Fund and others.


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  • UCLA school of film and television
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