Michael Fuchs

Executive, Producer, Attorney
After gaining experience in entertainment law and a brief stint with the William Morris Agency, Fuchs joined HBO, initially heading up the sports and original programming divisions. Instrumental in raising the ... Read more »
Born: 03/09/1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (5)

Gladys Knight and the Pips With Ray Charles 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Camelot 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Diana Ross in Concert (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In the Gloaming (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash's America (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Other (1)

Bette Midler -- Diva Las Vegas 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Special Thanks

Biography

After gaining experience in entertainment law and a brief stint with the William Morris Agency, Fuchs joined HBO, initially heading up the sports and original programming divisions. Instrumental in raising the pioneering cable network to its position of pre-eminence through much of the 1980s, Fuchs held a variety of senior positions with the firm before catching hold of the quadruple reins of president, chief operating officer, chief executive officer and chairman of the board in 1984. Highly experienced in programming, Fuchs diversified HBO's range of investments and productions despite occasional setbacks in pay-cable subscriptions nationwide, eventually leading the leading cable network into not only made-for-cable movies but also films made for theatrical release and regular series (including a sitcom which airs on the Fox network, "Roc"). He has also been involved in producing concerts for HBO featuring such performers as Diana Ross, Johnny Cash and Gladys Knight & the Pips and his range of authority extends as well into C- Span (the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network) and Comedy Central, an advertiser-supported network jointly owned by HBO and MTV.

Fuchs consolidated his position as the number two man at Time Warner in May 1995 when he was named chairman and CEO of the Warner Music Group. Once he assumed the position, Fuchs began a massive reorganization that saw the dismissal of several key executives (Warner Music US chairman Doug Morris, Morris' associate Mel Lewinter, and Warner Bros. Records chairman Danny Goldberg). In November 1995, Fuchs resigned under pressure.

Relationships

Charles Fuchs

Father

Sue Fuchs

Mother

Sonia Braga Actor

Companion
Involved summer 1991

Michelle Charters

Companion
born c. 1967 separated in 2000

Valeria Monteiro

Companion
Brazilian

EDUCATION

School of Law, New York University

New York , New York 1971

Union College

Schenectady , New York 1967

Milestones

1999

Served as one of four executive producers of the HBO movie "A Lesson Before Dying"

1996

Invested in Internet car-buying site, Auto-By-Tel

1995

Named chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group in May

1995

Resigned (under pressure) from Time Warner

1984

Received additional titles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of HBO Inc. in October

1983

Named director of the executive committee for Tri-Star Pictures

1983

Appointed president of the HBO Entertainment Group

1982

Became executive vice president, programming, HBO

1980

Promoted to senior vice president, programming, HBO

1976

Joined Home Box Office (HBO) Inc. as director of special programming

1970

Worked in entertainment law as an associate with the firm of Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison and Tucker in New York

Served as an executive vice president of Time, Inc.

Employed for 18 months at the New York office of the William Morris Agency as director of business affairs

Worked as president and chief operating officer of HBO Inc.

Served as vice president for specials and sports, HBO

Acted as vice president, programming, HBO

Worked in a similar capacity at the firm of Bomser and Oppenheim

SIMILAR ARTICLES