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People of the Book Arthur Smith – Reach

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hard Lessons and Learned Truths From A Lifetime in Television

Wednesday, April 17

The Ora
578 McIntosh Road, Sarasota

Arthur Smith, a Critics Choice award-winning and Emmy-nominated Hollywood producer, is the innovator behind some of the longest-running unscripted series in TV history – including Hell’s Kitchen and American Ninja Warrior.

In Reach, he shares his adventures, triumphs and hard-won lessons from his astonishing career, which includes becoming the youngest-ever Head of CBC Sports in Canada, moving to America to help grow FOX Sports Net, being mentored by the iconic Dick Clark – and making the biggest reach of his career in 2000 with the launch of A. Smith & Co. Productions, which has since produced over 200 television shows on more than 50 networks.

Smith takes us behind the scenes of dozens of pivotal moments in sports and TV history, including wild anecdotes from names such as Marlon Brando, Gordon Ramsay, Magic Johnson, Little Richard, Wayne Gretzky, Simon Cowell and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Throughout the book, he illustrates just how far you can go when you work hard, take risks and reach for your dreams.

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April 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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