Skip to main content Skip to footer

The Ovitz Family Foundation


Last profile update: 10/07/2017
Last grant data update: 12/30/2017

At A Glance

The Ovitz Family Foundation

333 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 1710

Los Angeles, CA United States 90071-1504

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment






Established in 1986 in CA - Founded by Michael Ovitz, a former talent agent who headed up Creative Artists Agency. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in theater, film and television, Ovitz began his career at the William Morris Agency, but left with four other agents in 1975 to found Creative Artists Agency. In 1995, he resigned from CAA to become president of the Walt Disney Company. Since his departure, Mr. Ovitz is now a private investor who continues to advise informally the careers of celebrities such as Martin Scorsese, David Letterman and Tom Clancy.