Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Ron Howard Directing A Jay-Z Concert Documentary

News
by Kevin Jagernauth
August 28, 2012 5:08 PM
1 Comment
  • |

"I'ma up at Brooklyn, now I'm down in Tribeca/Right next to De Niro, but I'll be hood forever," Jay-Z raps on "Empire State Of Mind" and certainly the man who grew up in the Marcy Houses is rolling in a new area code, with some considerably more upper crust friends. And while this pairing still seems sort of odd, Shawn Carter is able to grab this kind of talent these days.

This Labor Day weekend, you will be able to find Ron Howard at the "Budweiser Made In America" music festival where he'll be making a documentary of some kind about Jay-Z. The festival, which the rapper is headlining, also features a random batch of acts including Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Drake, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Odd Future, Janelle Monáe and Miike Snow, with the inclusion of the latter Swedish electronic musician indicating that "Made In America" is something that's not being applied too harshly when it comes to the programming.

“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 about the movie that for all intents and purpose, will probably still be a concert film. Okay, maybe one with a bit more about WHAT IT MEANS TO BE JAY-Z.

No exact release date yet, but you can look for this one in 2013. In the meantime, Ron Howard has plenty of time of finish up his racing drama "Rush," which won't hit theaters until next fall, and try and find a new home for "The Dark Tower" that Warner Bros. just turned down. [Deadline]

News
  • |

More: Jay Z, Ron Howard

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

1 Comment

  • Brad | September 3, 2012 10:02 AMReply

    Sundance Film Festival 2013 is looking for artists, filmmakers, they have stolen millions of dollars, from filmmakers submission fees; the films that Win Awards, are in fact 'THEIR OWN FILMS" look at the last 3 years winners, this year Beasts of the Southern Wild, their own film. My film submission was stolen, my script, whole concept was stolen from them, when you fill out your submission in "without a box" you are giving away your rights, Sundance knows this and uses it to make their own films.
    Tell all filmmakers, there are law suits there is a class action lawsuit pending, tell them to go to www.sundancefilmfestival2013.com and they can be compensated from damages due, from Sundance, the directors DO NOT WATCH THE FILMS, there are only 6 of them, do your math, they NEVER watch the films, my friend a film grad worked there they THROW OUT ALL SUBMISSIONS, THEY ARE ALREADY PRE-CHOSEN!

Email Updates