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Published on July 10th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Jeff Pollack On The New Hulu Docu-Series “McCartney 3,2,1,” Rick Rubin & Future Projects

In McCartney 3,2,1, Paul McCartney sits down for a rare, in-depth, one-on-one with legendary producer Rick Rubin to discuss his groundbreaking work with The Beatles, the emblematic 70s arena rock of Wings and his 50 years and counting as a solo artist. In this 6-episode Hulu series — which explores music and creativity in a unique and revelatory manner — you hear McCartney and Rubin partake in an intimate conversation about the songwriting, influences, and personal relationships that informed the iconic songs that have served as the soundtracks of our lives. McCartney 3,2,1 was directed by Emmy Award-winning Zachary Heinzerling and executive produced by McCartney, Rubin, Scott Rodger, Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Jeff Pollack, Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern with Leila Mattimore serving as co-executive producer. Endeavor Content serves as the studio, producing alongside MPL Communications, Shangri-La, Film 45, Kennedy Marshall and Diamond Docs.

The aforementioned Jeff Pollack is the Chairman and CEO of Pollack Music & Media Group, one of the music industry’s top prognosticators of musical trends. His insight and revelations play a large role in determining what consumers see and hear over the airwaves. Pollack started his work in films as a music supervisor, working on dozens of films and earning 5 Academy Award nominations. In 2015, Pollack was a producer on the acclaimed and Emmy-nominated Frank Sinatra film All Or Nothing At All, later working on award-nominated documentaries related to Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and the Laurel Canyon music scene. Pollack is a producer on Michael Connelly’s upcoming feature film Fair Warning and is an executive producer on the Netflix-aired hip-hop competition Rhythm + Flow.

On July 1, 2021, I had the pleasure speaking with Jeff Pollack via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond McCartney 3,2,1, we talked about Pollack’s journey into producing movies, musical heroes of his, and future projects.ore on ollack and McCartney 3,2,1 can be found by clicking here, here and here.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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