| Michael Fuchs|
| Charles Fuchs|
| New York University School of Law, Union College|
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Michael J. Fuchs Wikipedia
Michael J. Fuchs (pronounced "Fyooks") (born New York City, U.S., 9 March 1946) is an American executive producer for premium cable television network HBO.
Fuchs is the son of Charles Fuchs a Real Estate Executive. He was educated at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he obtained a BA in political science in 1967, and a law degree at New York University in law in 1971.
After gaining experience in entertainment law, Fuchs joined HBO and became active in sports TV production. Fuchs held various senior positions by the early 1980s and was chief executive officer and chairman of the board in 1984.
Then in May 1995 he became vice president of Time Warner and then chairman and CEO of the Warner Music Group. However, due to his extensive changes during his position as chairman which saw the dismissal of several important executives at the company, he was sacked by Time Warner chairman Gerald Levin, leaving the company with a reported US$60 million "golden parachute",.
Fuchs has produced many concerts for HBO featuring such performers as Bette Midler, Diana Ross and Johnny Cash and he is highly active in C-SPAN (the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network) and Comedy Central, which is an advertiser-supported network owned by Viacom.
Fuchs is also Chairman of the Bryant Park Corporation and is credited for being the inventor of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Movie Festival, one of New York's most popular free Summer events.CableACE Governor's Award 1993 *CableAce Award Dramatic or Theatrical Special "In the Gloaming" 1997
1964-1967 - Studied at Union College, Schenectady, New York gaining a BA in political science in 1967
1971 - Qualified as a lawyer from New York University
1971 - 1974 - Worked in entertainment law as an associate with the firm of Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison and Tucker in New York City
1974 - Employed for 18 months at the New York office of the William Morris Agency as director of business affairs
1975 - Worked in a similar capacity at the firm of Bomser and Oppenheim
1976 - Joined Home Box Office (HBO) Inc. as director of special programming
Served as vice president for specials and sports, HBO
Acted as vice president, programming, HBO
Worked as president and chief operating officer of HBO
Served as an executive vice president of Time, Inc.
1980 - Promoted to senior vice president, programming, HBO
1982 - Became executive vice president, programming, HBO
1983 - Appointed president of the HBO Entertainment Group
1983 - Named director of the executive committee for Tri-Star Pictures
1984 - Received additional titles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of HBO Inc. in October
1995 - Named chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group in May
1995 - Resigned (under pressure) from Time Warner
1996 - Invested in Internet car-buying site, Auto-By-Tel
1999 - Served as one of four executive producers of the HBO movie "A Lesson Before Dying"