As was rumored, Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will film Jay-Z’s Budweiser Made In America music festival, September 1-2 in Philadelphia. The feature will be released next year.
Translation CEO Steve Stoute will be co-producing alongside Grazer and @radical.media, and Howard will direct. Jay-Z headlines the festival and will share exec producer role with Paul Chibe, Anheuser–Busch’s U.S. Marketing vice president. The two-day festival will feature artists such as Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Drake, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Miike Snow, Odd Future, and Janelle Monáe, all who speak to a new generation of fans.
“This will not be a concert film; it’s a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be Made In America – what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist,” Howard said in a statement.
Grazer and Stoute previously collaborated in the Curtis Hanson-directed 8 Mile with Eminem. Producer @radical.media has had a long track record of producing award-winning music films including the Grammy-winning, Concert For George, Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, Jay-Z’s Fade To Black and the recent Emmy-nominated Paul Simon documentary, Under African Skies. CAA is repping domestic rights.
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