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Martin Scorsese to exec produce Grateful Dead documentary

23 October 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Get ready, Deadheads. The Grateful Dead turn 50 next year and to celebrate, they're getting a new documentary from executive producer Martin Scorsese and director Amir Bar-Lev (Happy Valley). The still-untitled doc will feature never-before-seen footage from various performances, archived interviews and behind-the-scene moments as well as new talks with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir. It'll also feature the eccentric characters from the "Dead universe." Band archivist David Lemieux will serve as the music supervisor. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Bar-Lev noted that he'd first set out to make a film about the Grateful Dead 10 years ago. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Grateful Dead Documentary in the Works with Martin Scorsese Aboard

23 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese will exec produce an authorized documentary on The Grateful Dead, aimed at coinciding with the band’s 50th anniversary next year.

The documentary will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include “The Tillman Story” and “Happy Valley.”

Scorsese has been involved in music documentaries dating back to serving as an assistant director and editor on Michael Wadleigh’s “Woodstock” in 1970. He directed 1978’s “The Last Waltz” and 2011’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.”

Eric Eisner, Nicholas Koskoff and Justin Kreutzmann will produce. Production companies are Eisner’s Double E Pictures, Bar-Lev’s Axis Films and Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions.

In addition to Scorsese, exec producers include Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Andrew Heller, Sanford Heller and Rick Yorn. Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux will be the film’s music supervisor.

The band first performed on May 5, 1965 at Magoo’s Pizza in Menlo Park, Calif., as The Warlocks. »

- Dave McNary

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Martin Scorsese Producing Official Grateful Dead Documentary

23 October 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's first shows together in 1965, first as the Warlocks before adopting their household moniker, the legendary jam band have a number of projects on the horizon to celebrate the occasion. Chief among them: An official, career-spanning documentary produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev that will be stuffed with never-before-seen archival footage plucked from the Dead's vaults, live performances and new interviews with band members and "other characters and pranksters from the Dead universe."

"The Grateful Dead were more than just a band. »

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How Martin Scorsese’s New York Review of Books Obsession Inspired HBO Doc

29 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Martin Scorsese is best known for his bloody chronicles of mobsters and made men, so the film legend wouldn’t seem like a natural fit to peel back the curtain on the New York Review of Books, the periodical of choice for the intelligentsia.

But when the publication’s founder and editor Robert Silvers reached out to the director he discovered that Scorsese had stacks of back issues and had been an avid Review reader since his days as a New York University student.

“He knew it, he read it, he was into it,” Silvers told Variety at the New York Film Festival premiere of “The 50 Year Argument” on Sunday.

The documentary Scorsese ultimately made about the five decade long history of the Review will be shown on HBO this week. It contains archival footage and interviews with Silvers and such regular contributors as Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer »

- Brent Lang

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How Martin Scorsese’s New York Review of Books Obsession Inspired HBO Doc

29 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese is best known for his bloody chronicles of mobsters and made men, so the film legend wouldn’t seem like a natural fit to peel back the curtain on the New York Review of Books, the periodical of choice for the intelligentsia.

But when the publication’s founder and editor Robert Silvers reached out to the director he discovered that Scorsese had stacks of back issues and had been an avid Review reader since his days as a New York University student.

“He knew it, he read it, he was into it,” Silvers told Variety at the New York Film Festival premiere of “The 50 Year Argument” on Sunday.

The documentary Scorsese ultimately made about the five decade long history of the Review will be shown on HBO this week. It contains archival footage and interviews with Silvers and such regular contributors as Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer »

- Brent Lang

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Daily | Nyff 2014 | Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument

28 September 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

David Tedeschi, who's edited Martin Scorsese's documentaries Shine a Light (2008), Public Speaking (2010) and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), makes his… co-directorial review with The 50 Year Argument. Marking half a century of the New York Review of Books, the doc sneak-peeked as a work-in-progress at the Berlinale in February and saw its official world premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Having popped up at festivals such as Telluride and Toronto, it now comes home to the New York Film Festival, which'll be slipping three screenings in before Monday night's premiere on HBO. We gather reviews, the trailer and interviews. » - David Hudson »

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Watch: How Martin Scorsese Juggles Projects Like 'The 50 Year Argument'

23 September 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The 50 Year Argument," their third HBO doc collaboration--after “Public Speaking” and Emmy-winner “George Harrison: Living in the Material World"-- is a must-see. The co-directors talked to me about their new movie as well as Quentin Tarantino's fight for 35 mm, "The Silence," "Sinatra" and other upcoming projects.  The movie is an embarrassment of cultural riches. The semi-monthly newspaper New York Review of Books, founded 51 years ago by veteran editor Robert Silvers during a protracted 1963 newspaper strike, is based on the rare notion that smart writers can cover anything well, with freedom to explore a subject and strong editing behind them. This is not the kind of journalism so many of us have had to endure, where editors think they know the story before a writer has the chance to find out what it really is. Nyrb doesn't just publish book reviews, by the way. "No one could stop us, »

- Anne Thompson

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Martin Scorsese to direct biopic on The Ramones

28 August 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As part of a 40th Anniversary celebration of the band’s 1976 debut album, Billboard is reporting that Martin Scorsese is attached to direct a biopic on the iconic punk rock band the Ramones.

The last surviving member of the band Tommy Ramone passed away last month, and now their manager of their estate, Jeff Jampol, intends to focus on the band’s complete legacy, planning a book, documentary, play and remastered music.

Scorsese is the type of director who would be an excellent choice for just about any project, but he has the musical background with concert films The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones), and documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, as well as plans for a biopic on Frank Sinatra.

Currently Scorsese is in pre-production on Silence, a drama about two Jesuit priests in the 17th Century »

- Brian Welk

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Martin Scorsese's doc 'The 50 Year Argument' gets premiere date on HBO

11 August 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Martin Scorsese’s latest documentary, The 50 Year Argument, is set to premiere on HBO Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. Et.

The documentary, directed by Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at The New York Review of Books and its founding editor Robert Silvers. “I have learned so much over the years from The New York Review of Books—it’s given me so much that I jumped at the chance to make this film,” Scorsese said in a press release. “And and I both welcomed the challenge of making a film that reflected what is so unique about the Review, really, a »

- Ariana Bacle

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HBO Dates Scorsese Doc on New York Review of Books, 'The 50 Year Argument'

11 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

HBO will debut 'The 50 Year Argument,' directed by Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, on Monday, September 29 exclusively. The documentary profiles The New York Review of Books and founding editor Robert Silvers, who, along with his co-editor, Barbara Epstein (who died in 2006), has led the Nyrbr since its launch 50 years back. Produced by Margaret Bodde, David Tedeschi and Martin Scorsese through his Sikelia Productions, the feature doc marks the third by Scorsese to be presented on HBO. Tedeschi gains co-directing credit on this one, after collaborating on “Public Speaking” and the Emmy®-winning “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” both directed by Scorsese. Bodde served as executive producer on “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” and producer on “Public Speaking,” while Tedeschi served as editor on both.            “I have learned so much over the years from The New York Review »

- Anne Thompson

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Ron Howard to direct a documentary on The Beatles

17 July 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ron Howard is to follow up his Jay-z documentary Made in America by exploring the early years of The Beatles in a new documentary which will delve into the “touring years” of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The documentary will be made with full cooperation from the surviving members of the Fab Four, in addition to Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

“I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” said Howard. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

The documentary will focus on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco in 1966. Howard will produce alongside regular partner Brian Grazer, along »

- Gary Collinson

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Ron Howard to direct new Beatles documentary

16 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard will helm a new authorized documentary about The Beatles based on the early part of the Fab Four’s career. The feature film, which has the full cooperation of surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison’s widow, Olivia, will focus on The Beatles’ early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England through their last public concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966.  The Cavern Club was the small Liverpool venue where the Beatles played more than 200 times between 1961-1963 and were discovered by their manager Brian Epstein (the Quarrymen, the earlier version of The Beatles, started by Lennon and eventually joined by McCartney and Harrison, played their first gig at the vaunted club in 1957).  The film will include clips of home movies and photos captured by fans who were at the gigs. »

- Melinda Newman

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Ron Howard To Direct The Beatles Documentary

16 July 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career — the touring years.

The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse’s Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Howard. Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East will serve as executive producers.

Howard said, “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

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- Michelle McCue

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Ron Howard To Make Beatles Documentary About Fab Four’s Early Years

16 July 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

2014 has been a year of many anniversaries for The Beatles. Back in February, millions tuned in for The Night That Changed America, CBS’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the band’s arrival in the United States. Earlier this month, A Hard Day’s Night returned for a brief stay in theatres, in honor of that musical’s half-centennial.

Now, as bursts of Beatlemania return to the popular culture, director Ron Howard is in talks to direct a documentary about the Fab Four, focusing on their touring years in the UK, the Us and 13 other countries. Not much is known about the doc just yet, but it is said to make extensive use of concert footage, some shot from fans in the crowd at several of their 166 live concerts.

“[The Beatles'] impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated,” Howard says. “They were so exceptional yet so relatable. »

- Jordan Adler

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Ron Howard Will Direct 'The Beatles' Early Touring Years Documentary

16 July 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized Documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles ' career - the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse's Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Ron Howard. Imagine's Michael Rosenberg and White Horse's Guy East will serve as executive producers.

Ron Howard said,

"I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

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Ron Howard to direct Beatles doc

16 July 2014 7:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary will focus on The Beatles’ touring years from their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg to their last public concert in 1966.

Ron Howard is to direct an official documentary about The Beatles’ years on tour in the early 1960s, produced with the cooperation of band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr alongside Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, widows of John Lennon and George Harrison.

Howard, director of Apollo 13, Rush and the upcoming Heart Of The Sea, said: “I am excited and honoured to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.” 

The film will focus on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and gigs in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Ron Howard Will Direct A Beatles Documentary Based On Their Early Touring Years

16 July 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ron Howard isn’t exactly known for his documentary work. He’s helmed all of one notable doc so far – 2013’s Jay-z doc “Made in America” (which was just recently released) but perhaps that’s enough. It was announced today the Academy Award winner (“A Beautiful Mind”) is set to helm an authorized Beatles documentary for Apple, based on the first part of band's early career – the touring years. The doc will be made with the full consent and participation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse’s Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Howard’s long-time Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer will co-produce with the filmmaker. Sinclair is the man with the pedigree here, he co-produced Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” and the seminal “No Direction Home: Bob Dylan”— the latter being one of the best music »

- Edward Davis

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Ron Howard Directing Beatles Documentary on Touring Years

16 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ron Howard, a fan of The Beatles for most of his life, will direct and produce an authorized documentary on the group’s touring years between 1960 and 1966.

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Besides Howard, producers are White Horse’s Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Howard’s longtime producing partner Brian Grazer. Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East will executive produce along with Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde for Apple Corps — which represents the interests of The Beatles.

“I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

Howard and »

- Dave McNary

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: 'The 50 Year Argument' review

9 June 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆Martin Scorsese and editor turned co-director David Tedeschi pay homage to a 20th century American institution in The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument (2014). Their third documentary together following 2005's No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), the duo delve into the journal's eventful fifty-year history, from its emergence during the writer strikes and Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s through to the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria. Though far from subjective - the documentary was, after all, commissioned by the publication - it's made all the more palatable thanks to an impressive roll call of intellectual titans.

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- CineVue UK

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Ray Romano Joins Martin Scorsese’s Rock’N’Roll Pilot On HBO

3 May 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

 

When HBO said it was developing a pilot with Martin Scorsese, we all sat up and listened intently. Beyond the strains of distant rock’n’roll, however, details were sketchy at best. There is still no known title for the project, but it continues to take shape – now adding Ray Romano to its intriguing mix. The 1970s-set drama will be executive produced by Scorsese, Mick Jagger, George Mastras and Terence Winter – with Scorsese directing, and Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) penning the script.

We now know the show will focus on music executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), following his desperate attempts to discover the ‘next big thing’ in the drug-addled recording industry of 1970s New York City. Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple are already confirmed to co-star, along with Max Casella from Inside Llewyn Davis. The production is aiming for an early summer start.

Romano will play the role of »

- Sarah Myles

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