John Sachs is Chief Executive Officer at Eclipse.
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 Radiopersonality 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 braking series. Sachs was Dangerous Brian’s side kick on 4 series of ITV’s The Brian Conley Show, hosted 2 series of An Audience with Freddie Starr, which was the most challenging experience of his life! John had 5 successful series of Four Square on BBC 1. Sachs has written, directed and produced hundreds of radio and TV commercials and voiced thousands more, including; Dancing on Ice, The Royal Variety Show and The BAFTA’s. Sachs has written two best sellers with Piers Morgan, music supervised on 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 looks after such diverse voices as David Walliams and Talking Heads Productions that has produced everything from Radio and TV commercials, TV shows, film and animation. Sachs was also the casting director and audio supervisor for 102 episodes of the globally acclaimed Robot Boy (Cartoon Network and France 5).
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 , Chairman of Child Line Rocks, and an Ambassador for the Princes Trust having raised millions of pounds with his creative take on fund raising.