As manager of the estates for the Doors, Janis Joplin, Rick James, Henry Mancini, Otis Redding and Peter Tosh, Jeff Jampol has a busy schedule for someone whose client roster is largely deceased. He's based in Beverly Hills.
9:00 AM My day started with a call with the lawyers for a Janis Joplin documentary we're putting together. We're in production now. It's being produced by me, Alex Gibney and Susan Lacy at "American Masters." Amy Berg is directing--Amy just directed the documentary on the West Memphis Three. So we're trying to make sure we can make it in time for August or September.
10:00 AM We had a meeting in the office with the Mancini family, which is Ginny, Henry's widow; Monica and Felice, his daughters; and Chris Jr., his grandson. We also had Gregg Field, who's married to Monica Mancini and is an amazing producer and arranger in his own right. We're looking at a new Broadway project, and there's an interesting opportunity in the orchestra rental business.
1:00 PM Lunch with Interscope vice chairman Steve Berman at Caffe Roma in Beverly Hills. Steve's one of the most brilliant people in this business. I basically try and suck his brain.
3:45 PM We had a meeting to evaluate some licensing opportunities for the Doors with the PL Group for Tommy Hilfiger, Eleven Paris, Hot Topic, Zara in Europe, Sandro in Paris and Alcott in Italy. We're focusing more on high-end and midtier opportunities.
7:00 PM Dinner with Zach Katz at Soho House. He runs the West Coast for BMG Rights Management. We talked about publishing rights and branding and how to utilize copyrights-how to extend their rights and relevance.