In The Producers, Luke Ford profiles major players in entertainment including Edgar J. Scherick, creator of ABC's Wide World of Sports, Stephen J. Cannell, whose television programs have grossed over $1 billion, and Jay Bernstein, former manager of Farrah Fawcett and Linda Evans. The life of a typical Hollywood producer is a qprofile in frustration.q What drives these middlemen to subjugate their own egos for more than a decade, at times, to make a movie or TV show?My aunt worked for Shuberts theatre. She used to come to dinner Friday night with tons of movie star pictures. My father was in the ... She said, a#39;I know how much money you make. Take it.a#39; So I did. aEver since I knew I couldna#39;t play professional baseball, Ia#39;ve wanted to be a producer. I thought that would be the way to do it. Little did I know ... They tried to get us to wear ties. ... aI got a call from Freddie Fields and Guy McElwaine, asking me to join their agency CMA (which became ICM).
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