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Recently at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first film biography on music mogul David Geffen was screened as part of the upcoming programming slate for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series American Masters.  The opening title sequence emphasizes the accomplishments of Geffen as it features a massive collage of archival photographs, album covers and movie posters which the native of Brooklyn, New York had a role in producing.

Key to the production is the participation of the title character who displays a frank openness in discussing the successes and failures in his career.  What is striking is the ability of David Geffen to turn adversity into a new business opportunity.  Lacking the educational requirements to join the William Morris Agency, he forged his academic credentials and later after a six month vigil intercepted and altered a letter exposing the lie.  When the William Morris Agency would not represent musician Laura Nyro, »

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