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An astonishing—and astonishingly entertaining—behind-the-curtain history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the #1 bestselling co-author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun.

In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own, strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest, most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen—a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined.

Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that hot-blooded ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled CAA, as well as financial information never before made public, acclaimed author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, drugs, sex, greed, and personal betrayal. Powerhouse is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars—complete with a Death Star—told through the voices of those who were actually there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports, as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, hedge fund managers, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.


  • 001 Powerhouse

    Duration: 19s
  • 002 Preface

    Duration: 14min
  • 003 Introduction

    Duration: 07min
  • 004 Chapter 01a

    Duration: 52min
  • 005 Chapter 01b

    Duration: 54min
  • 006 Chapter 01c

    Duration: 01h03min
  • 007 Chapter 02a

    Duration: 01h36s
  • 008 Chapter 02b

    Duration: 01h01min
  • 009 Chapter 02c

    Duration: 49min
  • 010 Chapter 02d

    Duration: 51min
  • 011 Chapter 03a

    Duration: 01h08min
  • 012 Chapter 03b

    Duration: 01h04min
  • 013 Chapter 04a

    Duration: 01h07min
  • 014 Chapter 04b

    Duration: 01h08min
  • 015 Chapter 04c

    Duration: 01h10min
  • 016 Chapter 04d

    Duration: 01h09s
  • 017 Chapter 04e

    Duration: 01h04min
  • 018 Chapter 05a

    Duration: 01h15s
  • 019 Chapter 05b

    Duration: 59min
  • 020 Chapter 06a

    Duration: 01h07min
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