Hawk Koch

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Hawk Koch
Hawk Koch in Berlin, 2014.jpg
Howard Winchel Koch, Jr.

(1945-12-14) December 14, 1945 (age 73)
OccupationFilm producer
Spouse(s)Molly Jordan Koch
Parent(s)Ruth (Pincus)
Howard Winchel Koch Sr.

Howard Winchel "Hawk" Koch Jr. (born December 14, 1945) is an American film producer[1] and a former road manager for the musical groups The Supremes and The Dave Clark Five.

Early life[edit]

Koch was born to a Jewish family[2][3] in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in the film business, the son of Ruth (Pincus) and producer/director/actor Howard Winchel Koch, Sr.


After his time in the music business, Hawk Koch turned to filmmaking in Hollywood, working as assistant director for a number of directors and later as a producer. He served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2012 to 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Koch is married to Molly Jordan Koch.


As assistant director[edit]

As producer[edit]


  1. ^ "Hawk Kock". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times: "How did new Academy president Hawk Koch get his unusual name?" By Nicole Sperling and Julie Makinen August 01, 2012
  3. ^ Jewish Journal: "At Pepperdine, ruminations on Hollywood’s patrimony straight from its (Jewish) patriarchy" by Danielle Berrin October 6, 2013 | cached version at Archived December 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Tom Sherak
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Succeeded by
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Preceded by
Marshall Herskovitz
Co-President of the Producers Guild of America
2010-2014 (co-president with Mark Gordon)
Succeeded by
Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary