The Barry Diller Story: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Entertainment Mogul (Paperback) - Mair, George

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The meteoric rise of "Killer Diller"

Barry Diller has been a major player in the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. Always on the cutting edge, he revolutionized television with such groundbreaking concepts as the movie-of-the-week and the miniseries. He greenlighted the megahits Raiders of the Lost Ark, 48 Hours, and Terms of Endearment. Now, industry insider George Mair takes you behind the scenes for a perceptive, penetrating, and completely captivating look at both the public persona and the private life of a legendary media mogul. Learn the truth about: The critical acclaim— and the controversy— behind The Simpsons and Married . . . With Children The abortive CBS-QVC merger: what went wrong and why Hardball and heartbreak on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers Wheeling and dealing with Hollywood heavyhitters Rupert Murdoch, Sumner Redstone, Marvin Davis, Michael Eisner, and many, many more!

"He taught movie executives to put some passion into their jobs. The business is a better place because of Barry."— the late Dawn Steel studio head and onetime Barry Diller protg at Paramount

"He really is the brightest of the bunch." — Julia Phillips Academy Award(r)-winning producer bestselling author of You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Mfg Part# 9780471299486
SKU 30356136
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0471299480
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 1T
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"A highly flattering portrait, one that does a nice job of tracing Diller's career but only skims the surface in examining what makes him tick."
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Editors Note The meteoric rise of "Killer Diller"||Barry Diller has been a major player in the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. Always on the cutting edge, he revolutionized television with such groundbreaking concepts as the movie-of-the-week and the miniseries. He greenlighted the megahits Raiders of the Lost Ark, 48 Hours, and Terms of Endearment. Now, industry insider George Mair takes you behind the scenes for a perceptive, penetrating, and completely captivating look at both the public persona and the private life of a legendary media mogul. Learn the truth about: The critical acclaim-and the controversy-behind The Simpsons and Married . . . With Children The abortive CBS-QVC merger: what went wrong and why Hardball and heartbreak on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers Wheeling and dealing with Hollywood heavyhitters Rupert Murdoch, Sumner Redstone, Marvin Davis, Michael Eisner, and many, many more!||"He taught movie executives to put some passion into their jobs. The business is a better place because of Barry."-the late Dawn Steel studio head and onetime Barry Diller protégé at Paramount||"He really is the brightest of the bunch." -Julia Phillips Academy Award(r)-winning producer bestselling author of You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again
Editors Note 1 A former editorial director for CBS in Los Angeles presents a biography of Barry Diller, one of Hollywood's most visionary executives. Photos.
Annotation A biography of the famous media executive, whose career took him from ABC to Paramount to the Fox Network (which Diller helped establish).
Editors Note 3 The meteoric rise of "Killer Diller"| |Barry Diller has been a major player in the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. Always on the cutting edge, he revolutionized television with such groundbreaking concepts as the movie-of-the-week and the miniseries. He greenlighted the megahits Raiders of the Lost Ark, 48 Hours, and Terms of Endearment. Now, industry insider George Mair takes you behind the scenes for a perceptive, penetrating, and completely captivating look at both the public persona and the private life of a legendary media mogul. Learn the truth about: The critical acclaim—and the controversy—behind The Simpsons and Married . . . With Children The abortive CBS-QVC merger: what went wrong and why Hardball and heartbreak on The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers Wheeling and dealing with Hollywood heavyhitters Rupert Murdoch, Sumner Redstone, Marvin Davis, Michael Eisner, and many, many more!| |"He taught movie executives to put some passion into their jobs. The business is a better place because of Barry."—the late Dawn Steel studio head and onetime Barry Diller protégé at Paramount| |"He really is the brightest of the bunch." —Julia Phillips Academy Award(r)-winning producer bestselling author of You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0356
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

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