We'd Like to Introduce You to David Geffen, Via DVD at Least

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It's easy to forget sometimes just how intertwined all the various entertainment industries, from music to movies and beyond, really are, but no story better sums up how success in one can lead to a media empire throughout than that of David Geffen. His work in the music industry saw him pioneer labels for bands held dear by many today, like the Eagles, and led him to become one of the three men behind the increasingly stalwart Dreamworks which most would recognize as the studio behind Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and more.The tale of his success is told exceptionally well in the feature-length PBS documentary American Masters: Inventing David Geffen and it's worth watching even if you have little in the entertainment biz at all - it's just that good of a story.

To help you get better acquainted with Mr. Geffen, we're giving away a copy of the documentary on DVD, and if you want to find out how you can win it, just keep reading.

David Geffen’s far-reaching influence – as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist – has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. Notoriously press and camera-shy, Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this new documentary. Two-time Emmy®-winning filmmaker, American Masters creator and executive producer Susan Lacy paints an unflinching portrait of Geffen, who narrates his unorthodox rise from working class Brooklyn boy to billionaire entertainment power broker in extensive interviews.

david_geffen_dvdFor a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) E-mail your entry to contest [at] justpressplay [dot] net with the subject line "Inventing David Geffen" and tell us your favorite documentary

Also, you can gain one additional entry (aka chance to win) each day by tweeting this story using the button to the left of this story.

This giveaway ends on March 7th, 2013.

Limit of one e-mail entry per person (with the exception of Tweet entries), any violation of that rule will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified via e-mail used to comment for entry, if the winner fails to respond to the e-mail within seven (7) days, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 1 will win and all will be rewarded randomly so don't bother asking us for a specific one. Prizes may not be exchanged for different prize or format. Must be a US or Canada resident to participate in this giveaway. All e-mails are deleted at close of contest and are not sold or used in mailing lists, because companies that do that are scum.

Feb
21
2013
Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.

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