Co founder of BLACKBURN SACHS ASSOCIATES, John
Sachs has been working closely with the media for the past 25 years.
For 17 years John has been successful as a top radio and television
broadcaster 12 of those years spent on London's world famous Capital
Radio, where he won numerous awards, namely Variety Club ILR Presenter
of the years and Silver at the World Radio awards in New York. Other
radio stations include JAZZ FM (breakfast show), BBC Radio 2, and
Y100 in Florida, USA. His television credits include GLADIATORS,
INTERNATIONAL GLADIATORS, TRAINED II WIN, TAKE YOUR PICK, THE WORLD
MUSIC AWARDS, THE BAFTA AWARDS, FOUR SQUARE and THE BRIAN CONELY
His writing credits include author of two best
sellers (co - written with Piers Morgan, Editor of the News Of The
World), hundreds of features and columns for many newspapers and
periodicals, including The People, Sunday Magazine, The Sun, and
The Evening Standard. Having written and produced numerous sketches
and live performances, John has had the pleasure of working with
many of Entertainment's top writers and performers his production
credits include Rory Bremner (" N-N-Nineteen Not Out", Oval records,
which reached top 15 in the Gallup national charts) plus numerous
comedy sketches for Rory. He wrote and produced many character sketches
with Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Jonathan Ross (who can forget
the infamous "Blues Brothers sketch"), Jessica Martin (Holiday Rap"
produced and written by John was a hit right across Europe), Little
and Large, Brian Conely and Kenny Everett.
John founded TALKING HEADS PRODUCTIONS in 1993,
making television and radio commercials for such blue chip clients
as the Sunday Express, the Daily Express, Peugeot, Brands Hatch,
MCA Records, HDC and Laross Hair Products. More recently he has
been developing up Television projects such as a spin of Fawlty
Towers starring his father Andrew Sachs for ITV, a documentary series
for United, a big budget game show for ITV and a light entertainment
series based around television chefs the Nosh Brothers also for
ITV. His casting skills have been utilised most recently by Telstar
Records for the highly successful Talking books series. His wide
knowledge and contact file of sponsors has been successful in putting
together a number of large sponsorship deals for radio networks
including "Select - A -Call", "Lets Talk About Sex" and "The Buzz"
for the GWR Group.
John's reknown musical knowledge and contacts
means his service as a top consultant to many large advertising
agencies has made him the first choice to the industry's premier
creative teams. Most recently John's music biz skills have been
in demand by the world of films, most recently he was asked to be
music supervisor for the new Marlon Brando epic "Divine Rapture".
John started TALKING HEADS VOICE AGENCY in 1992
and now boasts the most comprehensive selection of top voices in
the UK including the legendary Patsy Kensit, Fenella Fielding, Gary
Martin and of course himself.
John's highly successful management company, Blackburn
Sachs Associates, boasts a roster ranging from such diverse talents
as Steve Rider, Lisa I'Anson, David Jensen, Jonathan Pearce, Chris
Eubank, Lauren Booth and Sonia.
As a result of his continued successful media
career and as Vice President of Variety Club and Chairman of the
celebrities committee for three years, John enjoys very special
and privileged contact with most of the worlds top show business
and sports personalities, and is often involved with the organisation
of Gala Tribute televised luncheons and award ceremonies throughout
1979 - BBC Radio 1, Radio Hallam (Sheffield),
Tees (Stockton) and Swansea Sound as Presenter.
1991 - Joined Capital Radio. Presented
the Breakfast Show, Late Show, Afternoon Show and for 4 years the
Morning Show achieving greatest ratings ever.
1991 - Presented weekday Breakfast show
for Jazz FM.
1993 - Presenter of 'Much More Music' BBC
Radio 2. Presenter of 'John Sachs Presents' a concert series on
BBC Radio 2.
Thames & LWT - Continuity (on vision)
LWT - 'Six O'clock Show' Ñ Presenter
ITV - Barbara Dixon Special. Thames 'Thames
Reports' Ñ Presenter
BBC 1 - Quizmaster for 3 years on 'Four
Thames - Voice on 'Take Your Pick'
LWT - 8 series of 'Gladiators' LWT 1 series
of 'International Gladiators'
LWT - 3rd series of 'The Brian Conley Show'
LWT - 'Trained II Win'
LWT - 2 series of 'Audience with Freddie
Voice range 20s-70s, Deep Brown, Warm, Sensual,
Weighty, Fast read, Energy, Versatile, Characters' voices
Commercials - Newspapers Daily Mail, The
Express, The Sun, The People, Sunday Mirror, Star, News Of The World.
Products - Bio Dreft, Pedigree Chum, Martini,
Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, Kit-e-Kat, St Ivel Butter, Batchelors Cup-a-soup,
555, Allied Carpets, Schwarzkopf hair colours, Harmony hairspray,
Aquafresh, Duracel batteries, Stansted Airport, MFI, Texas Homestores
Services & Retailers - Virgin Atlantic,
Blockbuster Video, ITV Drama Production, WH Smith, Woolworths, Thomson
Directories, Tower Records
Film, Video & TV Commercials - Disney,
Buena Vista, "Beauty & The Beast" - "Winnie The Pooh", "Aladdin",
"Peter Pan", and 100's more.
Other film distributors (including Warner Brothers)
- Home Video, Dr Seuss - Deep Blue Sea, Space Jam, Magic Sword,
Fairy tale a true story, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Clockwork
Orange, Iron Giant, Xmen, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Sleepless in Seattle,
Friends on video, Batman of the future, Scooby Doo, Beethoven 3,
Trailers & Front of video - Bond 007, SAS
Story, Pokemon, Shiloh, Thomas and The Magic Railroad, Joseph -
King & I, Jackfrost etc
Broadcaster Trails - ITV, Sky TV, BBC1,
BBC2, BBC2 Network, LWT, Capital Radio, BBC Radio 1 & 2, also 100s
of Independent radio stations all over the world, CNN & Emirates
Broadcast - Gladiators ITV, 5 Royal Variety
shows, World Music Awards, BAFTA & BAFTA CRAFT Awards, Evening Standard
Awards, Good Food Guide Awards, British Soap Awards, Take your pick,
ITV, Rory Bremner Who Else, Channel 4, The Birds, Channel 4, Trained
to win, ITV, Surprise Surprise, ITV, An Audience with Freddie Star,
Shows 2 & 3, Brian Conley show, 3 series, AXN, Action TV, Sky One,
Equinox, CNN, Emirates TV
Inflight - B.A., Emirates Sports Channel,
Sri Lankan, Continental Airline
Corporate - Mitsubishi- Cunard QE2, Focus
Music International, CNN, World Cup 2006 bid -Emirates Airlines,
Conferences - Sony, EMI, Universal etc
Radio IDS & Zippers - Capital Radio, Radio
2 - Y100, Florida, KROQ, Los Angeles, Kick FM, Hallam FM, Red Rose
Radio - Essex FM
Music CDs - Tina Turner, Janet Jackson,
Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross 100s of Love
Albums & Compilations, Titanic, Maria Callas, The Three Tenors,
Kire te Kanawa, The Beatles, Genesis etc
Talking Books - The Twits, Horrid Henry's
Haunted House, Horror Short Stories
Documentaries - Equinox, Posers, That's
Animation/Characters - The Birds, Spitting
Image, Road Block - James Bomb
Telephony - Warner Village Cinemas
CD ROM - "Who wants to be a Millionaire",
Disney Warner Home Entertainment, Buena Vista, SEGA
Dot Com - Shopsmart.com
Books - 'Private Files of the Stars'.
Reached number 15 in the Best Sellers list and number 1 in HMV and
Tower Records charts. 'Secret Files' Blake Publishing 26th September
Newspapers - Written articles and done
interviews for Sunday People, Star and Sun. Series of Celebrity
interviews for 'Sunday Magazine' readership 15 million.
Written and co-produced new spin off series around
Manuel of Fawlty Towers for world television.
'Holiday Rap' - Wrote and produced
Monty MC's single, which reached Top 60 In Gallup chart.
'N-N-Nineteen Not Out' - The Commentators
featuring Rory Bremner reached Top 15.
'Pack Jammed with the Party Posse' - reached
Compiled various compilation albums for major
compilation Labels in Europe.