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    DescriptionFor sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood's Circus Maximus--created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world "The Lion King"--an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte, who covered the company for "Variety," goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened. Audiences 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 the clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg's troops and Katzenberg's warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, including "Saving Private Ryan." We watch as the studio burns through billions, its rich owners get richer, and everybody else suffers. We see Geffen seducing investors like Microsoft's Paul Allen, showing his steel against CAA's Michael Ovitz, and staging fireworks during negotiations with Paramount and Disney. Here is Hollywood, up close, glamorous, and gritty.


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    Title
    The Men Who Would Be King
    Subtitle
    An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called Dreamworks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicole Laporte, Narrator Stephen Hoye
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400166473
    ISBN 10: 1400166470
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNTC
    B&T General Subject: 180
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: C07590000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030, TEC041000, BUS070060
    B&T Approval Code: A48186000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57870
    DC22: 384/.80979494, 384.8097949, 338.76179143
    LC classification: PN1999.D74 L37 2010D
    Thema V1.0: KNT
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    10 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Nicole LaPorte is a former film reporter for "Variety," where she covered the Hollywood movie industry for several years. She also wrote the "Rules of Hollywood" column for the "Los Angeles Times Magazine." Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
    Review quote
    "Narrator Stephen Hoye makes listeners feel like they're part of the creative calamities of movie-making as LaPorte's fly-on-the-wall reporting reveals the clashes between Spielberg's and Katzenberg's employees---their disasters and debacles, as well as their Oscar-winning triumphs." ---AudioFile