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TMA Lifetime Achievement Award 2007

Founder: Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Inductee: Hollywood Walk of Fame

Inductee: NCOPM Manager Hall of Fame


Bernie Brillstein was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent representative. He began his career in the 1950s at the William Morris Agency before founding his own company in 1969 and later joining forces with Brad Grey to helm Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, one of the most important and influential Hollywood talent management and production companies. He is remembered for producing successful TV programs like "Hee Haw," "The Muppet Show," "Saturday Night Live" and "The Sopranos," and hit films including The Blues BrothersGhostbusters and Happy Gilmore.

His 1999 memoir, Where Did I Go Right?: You're No One in Hollywood Unless Someone Wants You Dead, was co-written with David Rensin; His second book The Little Stuff Matters Most, a humorous advice collection, was published in 2004.

Brillstein was nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards and received a Career Achievement Award from the CSA and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001. He was inducted into NCOPM's Personal Manager Hall of Fame in 2015.

In Memorium: 2008

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