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Moon River Studios Announces Production of James Brown Documentary

Moon River Studios Announces Production of James Brown Documentary

FONU2, Inc (operating under the name Moon River Studios) announced today that, in association with RKA Entertainment LLC and Loochie Records & Publishing LLC, the Company will be producing a documentary on the legendary Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

Per the press release, the documentary will feature proprietary concert footage from James Brown’s last live performance ever, interviews with friends and family, along with interviews from current music celebrities discussing how James Brown influenced them.

In addition to the concert footage, some of the themes of the film will include his battles against racism, his patriotism and support of the troops during the Vietnam War, and the multi-generational impact, influence and popularity of his music.

Terms of the agreement include shared rights on up to sixteen never before released songs performed by James Brown. It is anticipated that a number of these songs will be featured in the documentary, along with an accompanying soundtrack.

Production of the film is expected to begin in November 2015.

This news comes a year after Universal’s James Brown biopic, “Get On Up,” was released in theaters. Chadwick Boseman starred as James Brown, with Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James and Keith Robinson rounding out the key cast, in a film directed by Tate Taylor.

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