Hearthside Salons with PageCraftWriting

Katy Haber - Film Executive - Saving Bladerunner and Other Stories From a Life in Film

March 11, 2021

It’s hard to know where to begin when talking about a legend. Or to a legend. British production executive Katy Haber has an MBE from the Queen; she’s a founding member of BAFTA; she worked with Sam Peckinpah on eight of his films; and she was instrumental in a little film called Blade Runner. Not enough? Her family fled the Nazis, and in the middle of great success here in LA, Katy took a left turn in her career and became the Executive Director of an innovative homeless shelter on Skid Row, called The Dome Village, creating some amazing charity and outreach programs including The Compton Cricket Club. Her life deserves a movie of its own. I talk with her about life, movies, and real family.

Katy and I touch on many figures and films from her career including Sam Pekinpah, Straw Dogs, Prudence and the Pill, Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, Wimbledon, Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter, The Sicilian, Gore Vidal, Mario Puzo, Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, Philip K Dick, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Robert Evans, and the Chateau Marmont.

The article about her saving Blade Runner. 

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