Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th, MNN's "INSIDE NEW YORK" salutes the work of Michael Schultz, the legendary theater, film and TV director. Schultz's latest film, "Awake: The Life of Yogananda," is playing in theaters through October 24.
In Part 1 of this exclusive interview, airing tomorrow at 8:30 pm, the Tony-nominated and award-winning director best known for his groundbreaking "coming of age" classic film, "Cooley High," looks back at the works that helped him to launch his career and become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. Schultz talks about New York theater and his first TV film, "To be Young Gifted and Black" starring Ruby Dee, as particularly influential early on.
Schultz's films, which are credited with changing the face of Hollywood, include "Car Wash," "Greased Lightning," "Which Way is Up?" "Krush Groove," "The Last Dragon," and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Schultz has also directed many of TV's biggest hit series, including "The Rockford Files," "Starsky and Hutch," "Baretta," "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," and "Cold Case."
"INSIDE NEW YORK" is broadcast every Saturday at 8:30 pm on MNN2 and MNN.org. Get program updates via Joan Allen on Facebook and Twitter (@ARTSINEWYORK), and watch "INSIDE NEW YORK" Saturday, October 18th at 8:30 pm on MNN2 (TWC 56, RCN 83, FiOS 34) and via Livestream on MNN.org.