Clive Davis Documentary Feature From IM Global And Scott Free Productions Coming To Apple Music
CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES TO OPEN TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL APRIL 19
The Clive Davis documentary CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES from IM Global and Scott Free Productions, is coming exclusively to Apple Music customers around the world. Based on Davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiography, CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES is a riveting profile of the legendary music man, who is a five-time Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The film chronicles the historic influence of “The Man with the Golden Ears,” who rose from humble beginnings, and in a compelling journey, became one of the music industry’s most iconic figures. Davis’ career spans a remarkable five-decade career, providing an incredible tour of the most sensational music of the cultural revolution, from the ’60s to the rise of hip-hop. Davis has signed, influenced and driven the careers of many of the most important music artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries including Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys, Sean “Puffy” Combs, and a great many more who attest to Davis as, in Aretha Franklin’s words, “the greatest record man of all time.” This amazing film is definitive, fascinating and ceaselessly entertaining proof.
“Apple is a global innovator that has revolutionized the distribution of music,” said Davis. “It is a touching honor to share the music and unique stories that have shaped my career with millions of Apple Music subscribers around the world. I am overjoyed to work with them to continue this incredible journey!”
Financed by prolific independent studio IM Global, the film is directed by Chris Perkel, and produced by Michael Bernstein of Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott and Mary Lisio executive producing alongside IM Global’s Ford, David Schulhof, and Deborah Zipser.
CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES will have its World Premiere as the Opening Night film at the Tribeca Film Festival in the iconic Radio City Music Hall on April 19. The screening will be followed by special concert featuring performances by Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon and Barry Manilow.
Davis added: “It is an incredible milestone to have a film about my life premier on opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in an iconic venue such as Radio City Music Hall. It will be a moving celebration of music and artistry that hopefully will touch everyone.”
Said Ford, “It is a great honor for us to be working with Apple Music on the worldwide distribution of SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, and it’s perfect positioning for a movie that chronicles the career of one of the music industry’s icons over the past 50 years.”
The deal was negotiated by WME Global with assistance from attorney Craig Emmanuel of Loeb & Loeb on behalf of the filmmakers and General Counsel Zipser on behalf of IM Global.