Peter Bart started his career as a newsman with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times,
spent seventeen years as a film executive (VP of Paramount, Sr VP of
MGM, and President of Lorimar), and then returned to journalism as
editor in chief of Variety. Along the way, he was responsible for four nonfiction books (The Gross, Fade Out, Boffo, and Who Killed Hollywood?), two novels (Thy Kingdom Come and, with Denne Bart Petitclerc, Destinies), a short story collection (Dangerous Company), and Shoot Out,
a book of essays cowritten with Peter Guber, which became the basis for
the weekly network television show currently hosted by Bart and Guber
on NBC and the Encore Network.