Hawk Koch On His New Memoir ‘Magic Time’: Stories From A Life In The Movie Business And Escaping The Shadow Of His Father’s Hollywood Legacy

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Hawk Koch On His New Memoir ‘Magic Time’: Stories From A Life In The Movie Business And Escaping The Shadow Of His Father’s Hollywood Legacy
Hawk Koch has had an interesting life to say the least, one as Howard W. Koch Jr., son of famous producer and industry heavyweight Howard W. Koch, and another that started with his Bar Mitzvah at age 50 and a new name, Hawk, that liberated him and enabled him for the first time in his life to forge his own identity away from his father’s.

As the producer or executive producer of numerous films including The Idolmaker, Primal Fear, Gorky Park, Wayne’s World, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Long Walk Home, Keeping The Faith and many more, Koch has had a long, successful career. That career includes stints as president of Rastar Productions; president of the Producers Guild, where he considers the creation (with fellow president Mark Gordon) of the p.g.a. mark a career highpoint; and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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