David L. Wolper

David L. Wolper is the author of Producer (Scribner) with David Fisher and has worked in the television and film worlds for more than fifty years. He produced some of the most popular television miniseries of all time, including Roots, The Thorn Birds, and North and South, as well as such critically acclaimed movies as L.A. Confidential and Surviving Picasso. Producer was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

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Producer: A Memoir

by David L. Wolper with David Fisher

From one of the most successful and influential producers in the entertainment industry -- responsible for classics such as Roots, The Thorn Birds, L.A. Confidential, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- comes a fascinating memoir of life at the very hub of Hollywood.

Despite Wolper's staggering success and his countless Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes, he remains street-smart, wry, and surprisingly down-to-earth. Told in a conversational, comfortable voice, Producer is filled with funny and surprising anecdotes about such varied personalities as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace and John Travolta, the Kennedys and Richard Nixon, and legends Orson Welles and Federico Fellini.

By combining flexibility, resourcefulness, and determination, Wolper produced some of the landmark documentaries, films, miniseries, and entertainment events of the twentieth century. Producer is the engaging and inspiring memoir of a true pioneer.

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