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Paris Hilton to produce 'unflinching' documentary about herself

13 May 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The former reality star is behind a new film that is said to profile Hilton as a ‘businesswoman, entrepreneur and media icon’

Paris Hilton is to produce an “unflinching, authorized documentary” on herself, it was announced at Cannes. The film is currently being advertised to buyers on the Cannes market.

The still-untitled documentary, which is set to begin production this summer in Ibiza, will be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Argott previously directed the 2011 music documentary Last Days Here, which Joyce produced, about the troubled heavy metal rocker Bobby Liebling. Most recently, they co-directed the 2015 romantic comedy Slow Learners.

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Paris Hilton to produce 'unflinching' documentary about herself

13 May 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The former reality star is behind a new film that is said to profile Hilton as a ‘businesswoman, entrepreneur and media icon’

Paris Hilton is to produce an “unflinching, authorized documentary” on herself, it was announced at Cannes. The film is currently being advertised to buyers on the Cannes market.

The still-untitled documentary, which is set to begin production this summer in Ibiza, will be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Argott previously directed the 2011 music documentary Last Days Here, which Joyce produced, about the troubled heavy metal rocker Bobby Liebling. Most recently, they co-directed the 2015 romantic comedy Slow Learners.

Related: Paris Hilton earns up to $1m for a single DJ set

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Cannes: Paris Hilton Documentary in the Works

11 May 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

9.14 Pictures and Xyz Films are producing an untitled Paris Hilton documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, with shooting starting this summer in Ibiza.

The authorized documentary will be produced by Hilton, Jamie Freed and 9.14 Pictures, with Xyz Films executive producing. Xyz Films will also handle worldwide sales, set to begin at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hilton will discuss her rise to fame, reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she’s become and examine the impact her image has had on young women today.

Paris Hilton is a modern day Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” Argott and Joyce said. “We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.

Argott and Joyce’s credits include “Rock School,” “Last Days Here »

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Xyz Films to commence sales on Paris Hilton doc

11 May 2016 2:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

9.14 Pictures and Xyz Films will produce Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce. Xyz commences sales in Cannes this week.

The authorised documentary will be produced by Hilton, Jamie Freed and 9.14 Pictures, with Xyz Films on board as executive producer and worldwide sales agent.

A production start has been earmarked for Ibiza at the end of summer.

The film will focus on Hilton’s life as socialite, entrepreneur and media icon. The subject will discuss her celebrity and examine her impact on young women.

Paris Hilton is a modern day Marilyn Monroe – beautiful, iconised, world-famous, shaped by mass media, and misunderstood,” said Argott and Joyce.

“We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press, and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.”

Argott and Joyce are best known for such critically acclaimed documentary films as Rock School, Last Days Here and [link »

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Slamdance Exclusive: Trailer For Doc 'Dead Hands Dig Deep' Explores The Edge Of Heavy Metal Extremes

7 January 2016 10:22 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The band's name says it all: Kettle Cadaver. One could easily surmise that any group with such a moniker is going to be an acquired taste, and indeed, the Californian metal act isn't for everyone. But the upcoming documentary "Dead Hands Dig Deep," which tells the story of founder Edwin Borsheim should interest any music fan. Read More: Review: 'Last Days Here,' An Unsettling, Compelling Look At An Aging Rocker's Final Shot At Stardom   Directed by 19 year-old Australian filmmaker Jai Love and slated to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, the movie chronicles Borsheim's extreme performance approach, his downward spiral mentally and physically, and his possible path to redemption. Here's the official synopsis:  Thirty-eight year old Edwin Borsheim of the band Kettle Cadaver was once known for his bizarre stage antics and brutal self-mutilation. Now, years after the bands demise, Borsheim has fallen in to complete seclusion on his acre of. »

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