Gary J Katz started his film making career in industrial videos, producing projects for a large retail company. In the mid 80’s he left his position and started the American Institute of Video (AIV). The post sencondary school focused on all asspects of video production. Leaving the business for a short period in the 90’s, he moved his family to the Sierra foothills. A small town called Twain Harte. There he wrote his book entiled "Death by Rock & Roll – The Untimely Death of the Legends of Rock." Two stories from within the book, led Gary back into film making.
His first documentary "Badfinger" was released in 1997 and was about the first band signed to The Beatles’ Apple Records. The project took over two & half years to complete and was litterally a Mr. Toads Wildride. However, "Badfinger" was the first independent production approved by Apple & The Beatles.
"The Life & Times of Steve Marriott" was released three years later along with "Eric Burdon & The New Animals Live at the Coach House." During this period, Gary & his partner would become the American Agents for Studio Hamburg & their music archive. They released over 24 DVD’s featuring shows from Beat Club, MusikLaden & RockPalast.