Alan Sacks: Travolta to Punk Rock

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating "Welcome Back, Kotter" to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies
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 Alan SacksAlan Sacks co-created “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Alan Sacks gave John Travolta his big break. He produced films for the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brother. Most Recently, Alan Sacks managed the kid rock phenom ” .” But for me, he’s best known for the Ray Sharkey LA Punk Rock art house flick, duBeat-e-o.

On the podcast, Alan Sacks goes into great detail about his experience in the punk scene and what brought him there.

I talked to Alan Sacks and I brought up that I thought he was the manager of the kid heavy metal band, “Unlocking the Truth.” Alan immediately set me straight and let me know that he was let go. Alan’s options are his own. I know nothing of this situation. I invite the parents of the kids or the management to rebut what Alan said. But again, it’s his opinion. Not mine or the show’s.

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