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4 items from 2017


Universal Music Group relaunches Polygram label, sets Motown doc

12 February 2017 2:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.

Universal Music Group (Umg) is relaunching the Polygram Entertainment label as it looks to accelerate Umg’s film and television output.

Polygram will develop and produce feature films and television, including scripted and unscripted productions as well as financing premium documentaries.

The revived label will be based in Santa Monica and led by David Blackman, Umg’s head of film & television development and production.

Blackman reports to Umg executive vice president Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.

Polygram’s inaugural production will be The Story of Motown, a documentary about the history and cultural impact of the iconic record label with the participation of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

The film, which will feature footage and recordings from Gordy’s personal archive, focuses on the period between Motown’s birth in Detroit in 1958 until its 1972 relocation to Los Angeles.

Polygram, Motown »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Universal Music Group relaunches Polygram, sets Motown doc

12 February 2017 2:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

La company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.

Universal Music Group (Umg) is re-launching the Polygram Entertainment label as it looks to accelerate Umg’s film and television output.

Polygram will develop and produce feature films and television, including scripted and unscripted productions as well as financing premium documentaries.

The revived label will be based in Santa Monica and led by David Blackman, Umg’s head of film & television development and production.

Blackman reports to Umg executive vice president Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.

Polygram’s inaugural production will be The Story of Motown, a documentary about the history and cultural impact of the iconic record label with the participation of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

The film, which will feature footage and recordings from Gordy’s personal archive, focuses on the period between Motown’s birth in Detroit in 1958 until its 1972 relocation to Los Angeles.

Polygram, Motown »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Universal Music Group Revives Polygram Label for Film and TV Production

11 February 2017 5:39 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Universal Music Group is reviving the Polygram Entertainment banner as the music giant seeks to expand its film and TV production activity.

Umg said Saturday that Polygram will be tasked with producing movies and TV programs and financing documentaries, with an emphasis on projects tied to artists connected to Umg labels. The first project from the imprint will be a documentary on Motown Records, one of the iconic music labels in the Umg vault. Also in the works is “Mystify,” a docu about the life of Michael Hutchence the late singer of Inxs.

David Blackman, who was recruited to head Umg’s newly formed film and TV unit in January, will oversee the Santa Monica-based Polygram operation, reporting to Umg exec VP Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman-ceo Jody Gerson.

“Polygram will play an important role in furthering Umg’s global strategy to produce the very best in audio-visual storytelling and provide our artists »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite – and nine other Australian films to watch in 2017

9 January 2017 6:22 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From a Babadook follow-up, to documentaries about Michael Hutchence and JonBenét Ramsey, here are the films we’re most looking forward to

Another year for Australian cinema, another three dozen films starring Shane Jacobson. Just kidding: he doesn’t even get a mention in the ten titles listed below.

The best of 2016 offered a motley array of titles, from heart-wrenching documentaries to the return of a certain dog of a certain colour.

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- Luke Buckmaster

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