A recent interview sheds light on the history of CAA and the entertainment business.
Last month Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen sat down with former super-agent Mike Ovitz for a discussion about the latter’s career in Hollywood.
Andreessen co-founded Netscape in the 1990s and currently sits on the board of Facebook, eBay and HP, whilst Ovitz co-founded CAA (Creative Artists Agency) in 1975 and served as chairman until 1995.
Both helped revolutionise their respective industries, so when they spoke together at the offices of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, it made for an interesting discussion.
The focus is mainly on the history of CAA and how Ovitz upturned established Hollywood rules, but it also encompasses the wider changes in technology which have affected the media industry.
> Marc Andreessen and Mike Ovitz at Wikipedia
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