Geffen Records [David Geffen] (Producer)
helped make Ashley/Famous one of the top pop music companies in the country. He then managed Laura Nyro and made her a star as a songwriter and performer. Later at C.M.A., David helped transform that agency into the number one music agency. With an associate from the Morris mailroom, Elliot Roberts, he formed Geffen-Roberts, a management and music publishing company. Soon Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young and Jackson Browne were in their stable. In '71 Geffen started his own label - Asylum for Atlantic Records. He later sold Asylum and merged with Elektra and a new legend began. Elektra/ Asylum hit the charts with an 80% consistency and single-handedly created the laid-back "California Sound" that dominated the pop music scene for almost a decade. Mr. Geffen has produced such films as Oh, God, The Late Show,
and Greased Lightning,
for Warner Bros. Pictures. Today, Geffen Records records Donna Summer, John Lennon/Yoko Ono, Elton John and Peter Gabriel among others. Dream Girls
is David Geffen's debut on Broadway as a producer.
Geffen has been very active in the producer's arena. On Broadway, he has produced Cats, the revival of Dreamgirls, M. Butterfly, the recent revival of Hedda Gabler, and By Jeeves, among others. He has also produced the films Interview With A Vampire and Little Shop Of Horrors.