Paul McCartney’s Life After Beatles Breakup to Be Focus of New Doc From Oscar Winner Morgan Neville

Paul McCartney gets the documentary treatment from Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville.

Neville helped announce the news on Saturday afternoon (February 4) inside Milk Studios, which hosts the Universal Music Group’s star-studded artist showcase. Breaking news about Uni’s film projects.

Today’s installment, the pandemic’s first showcase in three years, features news about McCartney, a feature-length documentary about Grammy-winner John Baptiste from Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman, and a spring release on HBO. day was the same. i love to love you donna summer.



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The title of McCartney’s project is fugitive It will be provided by MPL Communications (McCartney’s controlling business interests) and Polygram Entertainment (UMG’s film and television division). According to official sources, the film will focus on McCartney’s life after The Beatles’ breakup, and will feature never-before-seen archival material and new interviews. It begins as you navigate his life with McCartney and the epic creative surge that followed.

fugitive serves as “the definitive document of Paul’s emergence from the breakup of the world’s biggest band and his triumphant creation in two decades of musical milestones – a brilliant and prolific stretch.” His solo career includes ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’, ‘Another Day’, ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’, ‘Hi, Hi, Hi’, ‘My Love’, ‘Live And Let Die’, Band” and other tracks. On The Run’, ‘Jet’, ‘Junior’s Farm’, ‘Listen To What The Man Said’, ‘Silly Love Songs’, ‘Let ‘Em In’, ‘Mull Of Kintyre’, ‘With A Little Luck’, good night” etc.

Oscar-winning Neville 20 feet from Stardomappearing in the film after previously working on other documents such as Road Runner: a movie about Anthony Bourdain Focus on Mr. Rogers Would you like to be my neighbor? He has produced with UMG’s Michele Anthony and David Blackman, producers Caitrin Rogers, Maverick’s Scott Rodger and MPL’s Ben Chappell. fugitive Fully funded by MPL and Polygram, presented and produced by MPL, Polygram and Tremolo Prods.

“How do you rediscover yourself after being in the biggest band in the world? Well, nobody had to answer that question until the Beatles broke up,” Anthony told Milk Studios. “At its heart is the story of enduring love between Linda and Paul as they find their voice as artists and enter the most creative period of their lives.” ”

Neville, a self-professed “Beatlemania” and McCartney obsessive, said he’s read every book about the band, watched every documentary, and discovered something new. fugitive“When the Beatles records came out, I was too young to buy them, but I could buy Wings records and loved them. “When Universal and Michele called me about this, I said I had to do this.” It took me about three seconds. I think that’s what I’ve been training for since I was 10.

Batiste also stepped into the spotlight to announce a collaboration with Heinemann. american symphonyis a feature-length documentary about the journey to create the eponymous stage show that debuted at Carnegie Hall last fall. The film chronicles his creative process during the elation that won him five Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year for “We Are”) and the downturn in the face of his wife’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is said to take an unprecedented perspective on personal life. .

In a short commentary this afternoon, Baptiste touched on roller coasters. “Looking back, it’s been very difficult for me. It’s something to share. To give everyone a window into the power of art, but mostly our own power of resistance,” he explains. “This is the life affirmation that happens when you face your own death, when you face the limits of your capabilities. You didn’t know you could or you didn’t know you could do it.” You can stand on the edge and maybe make it through on the other side.”

He praised Heinemann, whom he called an “incredible artist,” and said that he was “the most vulnerable and open-eyed person I’ve ever been with a camera for a year, every day.” allowed. Heineman joined the project after receiving critical acclaim for documents such as: first wave, retrograde, tiger, Medellín boy and cartel land“I hope this film reaches you and that my experience teaches you something about yourself, about life, about struggle, about triumph, about humanity,” Baptiste said.

The film’s announcement was peppered with a program featuring a parade of UMG acts’ performances in front of executives, music industry insiders and fellow artists. ), David Zaslav, Niall Horan, Ice Spice, Fletcher, Yo Gotti, Sabrina Carpenter, Brooklyn, Bruce Sudano, Queen Nyjah, Natalie Jane and others sat there.

UMG executives in attendance included Angel Kaminsky, Avery Lipman, Ben Adelson, Bruce Resnikoff, David Blackman, Dickon Stainer, Elliot Grainge, Frank Briegmann, Gary Kelly, Imran Majid, Jesus Lopez, Jo Charrington, Jody Gerson, John Janick, JT Myers, Justin Eshak, Marc Cimino, Michelle Jubelirer, Monte Lipman, Nat Pastor, Richelle Parham, Sam Riback, Steve Berman, Tunji Balogun, Tyler Arnold, Wendy Goldstein and more.

“We’re back,” Grainge said at the start of the program. “Can you believe it’s been a full three years since we were last in this room celebrating artists and new music? We’re all back together. A lot has happened in the last three years, but today It’s really about music.”

Taking the stage for the showcase (presented by Merz Aesthetics’ Xperience+ and Coke Studio) were Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Samara Joy, Glorilla, Stephen Sanchez, Lauren Spencer Smith, Feid, Muni Long, and Doechi. Grainge saved a surprise her performance for the end as she closed out the show with national icon Shania her Twain. The audience was clearly enamored with the performance and gave many artists a standing ovation.

That wasn’t the case today, but it started off with strong attention thanks to a standing ovation for blockbuster Billie Eilish. Billie Eilish took the stage to accept his UMG x Reverb His Amplifier Award, the first ever honor given by Grainge, and begin the programme. On behalf of her eco activities. Eilish finds the trophy “very seen”. I might use it for good, not stupid.”

This article was first published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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