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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hawk Koch: Film producer

Hawk Koch is a former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a veteran of the entertainment business. As a producer he has worked on more than sixty major films, including the classic Chinatown, The Way We Were and Wayne’s World. He has worked with the best in the business - from Warren Beatty to Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand and Whoopi Goldberg. Hawk recently published his autobiography: Magic Time: My Life in Hollywood    

In our interview we discuss the controversy over a lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations; the threat, as he sees it, posed by streaming services to the big screen; why he changed his first name; bizarre experiences working with Phil Spector; the story behind making Gorky Park and why he went outside the Dolby Theatre and screamed before making the president’s speech at the Oscars.

Broadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp  - January 21, 2020



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