King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen 2x54
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence—as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist—has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. Geffen launched the early successes of Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Tom Cruise, and Guns N’ Roses; he co-founded DreamWorks, the first new Hollywood studio in more than 50 years; he produced Cats and Dreamgirls; he is one of the largest contributors to the fight against AIDS; and he has become an important political voice. This dealmaker extraordinaire is witty, self-aware and candid. Everyone from Yoko Ono and Cher, Frank Richand Maureen Dowd, Steven Spielberg and Barry Diller, David Crosby and Neil Young, Elton John and Rahm Emanuel, and David Geffen himself, illuminate his rich and riveting story.
“Thanks to sharp editing and directing, the PBS doc is as vivid as Geffen’s personality.”—VarietyShare This Program