John Sachs is an Executive Producer at Eclipse Films.
John, the son of Andrew Sachs (aka Manuel in Fawlty Towers) tried his best to avoid showbusiness but it just wouldn’t let him go!
In 1979 Sachs joined Capital Radio at the age of 21 and stayed for 12 years winning record audiences and picking up many awards including Silver at the New York Sony Festival World Radio personality of 1989 and the Variety Club Radio Personality of the year in 1988. He went on to work on some of the most prestigious radio stations in the world including a network show in the USA and a highly successful run of shows on BBC Radio 2.
Sachs helped develop and write the highly successful series of Gladiators for ITV and ended up being the commentator and voice for 8 record breaking series. Sachs was Dangerous Brian’s side kick on 4 series of ITV’s Brian Conley Show , hosted 2 series of An Audience with Freddie Starr… the most challenging experience of his life! And had 5 successful series of Four Square on BBC 1. Sachs has written, directed and produced hundred’s of radio and TV commercials and voiced thousands more. Sachs has written two best sellers with Piers Morgan and music supervised many movies including the award winning The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino.
Among the many companies John has founded are BSA, one of the UK’s premier talent agencies, Talking Heads, the UK’s most established voice over company that looked after such diverse voices as David Walliams and Talking Heads Productions thats has produced everything from radio, TV and film commercials, TV shows, film and animation. Sachs was the casting director for audio supervisor for 10 episodes of the globally acclaimed Robot Boy (Cartoon Network and France 5). John moved into film in 2003 music supervising Sony’s The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino. In 2016 Johns new thriller Urban Hymn directed by Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, The Jackal) had its premiere at the Curzon in Mayfair and is released on DVD 30th January 2017. Also in 2017 Johns new romantic comedy Finding Your Feet directed by Richard Loncraine, starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley will be released in UK theatres, Q4. Pre production and production are suspense thriller The Darkling directed by Chuck Russell (The Mask, The Scorpion King). The Corrupted written by Nick Moorcroft (St Trinian’s, Burke and Hare). Tutti Frutti - The Little Richard story written and directed by Golden Globe nominee Darnell Martin. British drama/comedy Sons Of Neptune.
Sachs is Executive producer and chairman of the prestigious Variety Club Showbiz Awards which are televised every year and Vice President of The Variety Club Children’s Charity, the UK’s most established children’s charity and he is also an Ambassador for The Prince's Trust, having raised millions of pounds with his creative take on fund raising.