Billboard Magazine: Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, More to Appear in Clive Davis Documentary
5/5/2016 by and
IM Global, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods. and director Chris Perkel are partnering for the feature-length project is based on the industry legend’s 2013 memoir.
Clive Davis’ colorful life is getting the documentary treatment.
IM Global, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods. and director Chris Perkel are partnering on Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which is based on the music mogul’s revelatory New York Times-bestselling memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life.
Indie entertainment studio IM Global is fully financing the project and handling worldwide sales while WME Global is overseeing domestic distribution rights. IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford and IM global music president David Schulhof announced the full details of the project today.
Davis, however, beat them to it on April 16 at New York’s Cutting Room during a first-ever Arista Records reunion party. The 200 guests of the now defunct label got a sneak peek courtesy of a 10-minute sizzle reel of very early footage (some photos still contained watermarks). Included were interviews with big-name acts he was involved with during his unmatched career, among them: Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, Patti Smith and the Grateful Dead‘s Bob Weir. “It’s very special to see because I didn’t know who [would participate],” Davis, 84, said at the event.
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