Talking Apocalypse Now, Philadelphia and More With Legendary Film Producer Mike Medavoy

Mike Medavoy's film credits read like an American Film Institute (AFI) 'Top 100' list; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rocky, Annie Hall, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Network, Coming Home, Platoon, The Terminator, Dances With Wolves, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Zodiac and Black Swan, to name a few.

Medavoy was a co-founder of Orion Pictures, a former chairman of TriStar Pictures, the former head of production of United Artists, and is currently the chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures. He sat down with chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Senator Chris Dodd, and AFI's founding director, George Stevens Jr., to talk about the insanity of life on the set of Apocalypse Now, horse trading actors with director Jonathan Demme, and what making Philadelphia meant to him.

An Evening With Legendary Film Producer and Studio Head Mike Medavoy from The Credits on Vimeo.

For more on Medavoy, you can't do much better than his book, "You're Only As Good As Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for Which I should Be Shot."


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