For this episode I’ve got well known producer Howard Kazanjian. Its name I’ve been familiar with for many decades now having seen it on the credits of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi.
I’d heard sometime last year that Howard was releasing a book about his career, to be penned by the then very ill J W Rinzler. Jonathan of course appeared on this podcast back on episode 11 while he was being treated for cancer. Then Jonathan sadly passed away in July 2021 but did manage to complete the book and as Howard told me at the end of this interview you’re about to hear, Jonathan did get to see a published version of the book.
I’d been in touch with Howard since last year and he was reluctant to talk until the book was released. This was further complicated by the fact that the book was released in the UK later than in the U.S. But he was a man of his word and when I told him I’d read the book he was willing to come on the podcast.
So just last week we spoke over zoom. Thanks to Howard for his time.
Howard Kazanjian - A Producer's Life is now available in bookstores.
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