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2024-05-23 -- Ernest Hancock interviews Harry Abrams (Hollywood Agent; Author) (MP3&4)

Harry Abrams (Hollywood Agent to many celebrities) on his recent book, Let's Do Launch - A Hollywood Agent Dishes on How to Make Your Business and Career Take Off
Media Type: Audio • Time: 91 Minutes and 33 Secs
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Media Type: Audio • Time: 91 Minutes and 33 Secs
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1 - Harry Abrams (Hollywood Agent to many celebrities) on his recent book, Let's Do Launch - A Hollywood Agent Dishes on How to Make Your Business and Career Take Off

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Harry Abrams

Since promoting celebrities is a cottage industry in Hollywood, Harry's history in the industry is a true inspiration, and a real motivator for anyone who wants to crash the gates and become a star in the Hollywood firmament which is why anyone with show business ambitions will benefit from the experience of this well-seasoned industry vet. 

For 60 plus years, Harry has charted his own course, disdained industry insiders whose job is to frankly glam-wash their clients. He has earnestly shattered the stereotype of the harsh, cold-blooded  and manipulative  agent (AKA players)  who  prevent access to their clients in order to control the story . Harry is always himself, kind, caring and renowned for fighting fearlessly for the best for all his A- list clients that include some of entertainment's biggest household names many of which he discovered such as Jennifer Lopez, Liam Neeson, Kerry Washington, Jerry Seinfeld, William H. Macy, Jason Alexander, Connie Britton, Jaclyn Smith, David Strathairn, Bob Barker, Chick Hearn  and many, many more.  His longevity is atypical in an industry that notoriously burns out industry hacks. 

Abrams has illuminated the lives of  Hollywood's A listers, so it was inevitable that he would follow the call to reveal all into a book "Out to Launch:  How to Make Your Business and Career Take Off. He collaborated with Rob Thorn to let the public inside the secret tracks and tricks of a career that has spanned back to the 1960s. It was then that he walked into the mailroom at MCA, and since then has never left the industry.

Abrams has seen fire and he's seen rain, and it's all there in the book. From the days he co-founded Abrams-Rubaloff & Associates in the '60s and '70s to building t a top talent agency repping everyone from commercial and voiceover actors to broadcast journalists and sportscasters. When the itch to represent talent in all facets of their entertainment journeys became too much to ignore, he launched Abrams Artists Agency, which he ran for 40+ years until he retired in 2018 when he sold it to the group that became A3. Since then, he's been working on the book and his perpetual golden tan.

.Filled with stories about his entertainment pursuits, Abrams' book has anecdotes about "the biz" that will have you laughing and even cringing at times. Like when he worked in the mailroom at MCA and drove agency co-founder Jules Stein's Mercedes 300SL through dozens of Beverly Hills alleys to his home in the Hollywood Hills with the gullwing doors open (because he didn't know how to close them).

Stories aside, Let's Do Launch is mostly about the time and relationships Abrams formed while in the business of representing actors.

And because Harry has broken all the stereotypes of an ogre agent, his forthright book shall be regarded as one honest, and clear window into Hollywood access and success. It's his reader's fortune that Harry has made a place for all aspiring artists room for all of us to share.

As Hollywood Reporter reports, Harry has a zillion stories to tell about Hollywood celebrities, business and monkey business .  Harry Abrams is available for interviews. I shall be back in touch with you shortly to see what we might arrange.

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Harry Abrams (Founder and Former Chairman/CEO, Abrams Artists Agency) delivers a detail-oriented blueprint of how to succeed in the talent agency business whether you are just getting started or a seasoned professional. Citing specific examples of how he came to work with greats just as Eddie Albert presenting a commercial spot for The Lipton Tea Company when Harry was just out of the MCA mailroom to household names including Jennifer Lopez and Liam Neeson, Harry presents a step-by-step outline of his experience helping his clients achieve their best. Integrity and trust play crucial roles in developing talent and business relationships no matter what may be happening in a turbulent industry or economy. Staying true to these maxims help provide a foundation for building success.

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