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Shawn Levy Plans Bill Graham Film

18 February 2016 6:24 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

20th Century Fox and filmmaker Shawn Levy are set to team on a biopic of legendary music promoter Bill Graham.

Having fled the holocaust as a child, he came to the U.S. where he pioneered the promotion of rock concerts into major events. His venues the Fillmore and Winterland brought the San Francisco music scene to prominence, and in the process helped define an era of rock in the 1960s with break out acts including the Grateful Dead, Santana, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane.

He died in a helicopter accident in 1991 at the age of 60. Based on Graham's autobiography "My Life Inside Rock and Out" which he co-wrote with Robert Greenfield, Levy will produce the project.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Fox, Shawn Levy Developing Bill Graham Movie

17 February 2016 5:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox has launched development of a feature film about iconic music promoter Bill Graham, with Shawn Levy producing through his 21 Laps company.

The studio has bought the movie rights to “Bill Graham: My Life Inside Rock and Out,” written by Graham and Robert Greenfield. David Graham, Alex Graham and Robert Greenfield exec produce.

Graham’s story began in Europe, where he was placed in an orphanage as a child to avoid the Holocaust before being sent sent to New York. He was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served in Korea.

Graham moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s to be closer to his sister and became a key figure in the explosion of the music scene by booking the Fillmore and Winterland venues. He booked the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Byrds, the Allman Brothers Band, »

- Dave McNary

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