Where Did I Go Right? is Brillstein’s street-smart, funny, and thoroughly human story of a life in show business. With his trademark wit and candor, he speaks out for the first time about his feud with Mike Ovitz, and how it felt to pass the leadership of his company to his partner, Brad Grey, and “no longer be the king.” He describes his close relationship with John Belushi and what it was like being alone with Belushi’s body as it lay “stretched out across two cramped seats in a tiny jet, wrapped up in a body bag” on the way to his funeral. He shares stories about Jim Hensen and Gilda Radner, about Lorne Michaels and the early days of Saturday Night Live. He takes us behind the scenes at such hits as The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, and The Muppet Show.
Brillstein also reveals his secrets about how to survive and prosper in Hollywood, the real meaning of “the art of the deal,” the difference between “hot” and “good,” and why instinct is so crucial to the future of the entertainment industry. “Becoming successful is the most fun of all. I’m not talking about being successful or staying successful. I mean the getting there, the instant you arrive, and for the first time you think, ‘Where did I go right?’”
Phoenix Books re-release of this bestseller includes an updated epilogue from Bernie Brillstein entitled, “Still Going Right", written just before his death in 2008.
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About the Author
As the Founding Partner of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, he headed one of the top multi-tiered, vertically integrated operations in the entertainment world. Known for having a keen eye for comic talent, Brillstein was savvy enough to sign and develop such outstanding talents as John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner
and "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels, Dennis Miller, Alan Zweibel, "Married With Children's" Ed O'Neill, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Rob Lowe, Nick Cage, Martin Short, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Perkins and Jeanne Tripplehorn, to name a few.
Brillstein's first big package was "Hee Haw” followed by "The Muppet Show,” "The Muppet Movie,” "Saturday Night Live,” "Not Necessarily the
News" and "Fraggle Rock."
Brillstein Executive Producer credits include the award-winning TV series' "Alf,” "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and "The
Days and Nights of Molly Dodd." He was also Executive Produced "The Boys" (Showtime), "Normal Life" starring Cindy Williams, Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa, "The Dave Thomas Show" and "Good Sports" starring Farrah
Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal.
In feature films, Brillstein's credits as Executive Producer include such box office phenomenon's as "Ghostbusters,” Ghostbusters II,” "The Blues Brothers,” "Dragnet,” "Spies Like Us,” "Hexed” and "The Cable Guy."