The Other Side of Showbiz (hardback)
The Other Side of Showbiz
by Serafim Karalexis
Serafim Karalexis produced, co-produced & distributed 35 feature films, and worked with Martin Scorsese on The Last Temptation of Christ and brought Billy Joel to the Soviet Union for concerts in Leningrad and Moscow as an HBO Special. He also co-produced Anna Pavlova, the story of the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova, featuring the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet Companies, which was distributed by Paramount Pictures.
As a partner in UIP, in Boston, he distributed the Swedish film I Am Curious (Yellow), which he defended up to the U.S. Supreme Court with Alan Dershowitz as his attorney. Serafim co-produced The Punk Rock Movie, featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Billy Idol and others. He was also a pioneer in the martial arts craze of the 1970 and 80s by distributing the 2nd Martial Arts film in the U.S., Duel of the Iron Fist, plus the production of The Black Dragon, The Death of Bruce Lee, The Real Bruce Lee and The Eagle’s Shadow, Jackie Chan’s first film in the United States, plus many others.