David Geffen

Inventing David Geffen

Inventing David Geffen: The Soundtrack

It’s American Masters radio: the other AM on the Spotify dial.

How many PBS films have a Whitesnake track? From Crosby, Stills & Nash to Joni Mitchell, from Neil Young to Elton John, and Bob Dylan, too, the soundtrack to Inventing David Geffen just goes to show the far-reaching influence Geffen had as a music producer on our national soundscape.

Inventing David Geffen

Full Film

David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man, directed, produced and written by American Masters creator Susan Lacy. Geffen’s far-reaching influence — as agent and manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture.

Inventing David Geffen

David Geffen In Three Words

How would you describe David Geffen? You have three words to do it. American Masters: Inventing David Geffen, premieres nationally on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 on PBS (check local listings)

Inventing David Geffen

‘Free Man In Paris’ Interpreted

There are many ways you could interpret Joni Mitchell’s “Free Man In Paris.” Robbie Robertson of The Band gives his take on the song’s meaning.

Inventing David Geffen

‘I’m in love with Cher!’

David Geffen and Cher both recall meeting in 1973 at Geffen’s table at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd., as well as the unexpected romantic relationship that ensued.

Inventing David Geffen

Focus Focus Focus

Like the title of the film says, David Geffen didn’t just happen–he was his own invention. And, that took focus, focus, focus… Hear his friends and colleagues — Tom Hanks, Jon Landau, and Tim Burton, among them — talk about just what kind of focus Geffen has.

Inventing David Geffen

About the Film

David Geffen’s far-reaching influence — as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. Notoriously press and camera-shy, Geffen reveals himself for the first time in the new two-hour documentary. American Masters: Inventing David Geffen is an unflinching portrait of […]

Inventing David Geffen

David Geffen Doesn’t Pay Shipping

How many stories start out, a guy walks into a Tiffany lamp store? Jon Landeau, manager and producer for Bruce Springsteen, remembers how David Geffen — in business and in all things — always gets the deal he wants. Even when returning a Tiffany lamp. American Masters: Inventing David Geffen, premieres nationally on Tuesday, November […]

Inventing David Geffen

The Draft

David Geffen reflects on the choices he made when confronted with going to Vietnam. American Masters: Inventing David Geffen, premieres nationally on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 on PBS.

Inventing David Geffen

David Geffen’s Mother

The part David Geffen’s mother played in his life is described by Margot Thomas, Lorne Michaels and others.