The 2013 Made In America Festival is going on right now but it’s last year’s show that continues to bring Jay Z money.
Cable network Showtime has acquired Made In America, the documentary chronicling Jay’s road to creating the music festival to actual seeing it happen. The film was directed by former Happy Days star and famed director Ron Howard according to The Hollywood Reporter. Both he and Jay serve as two of the executive producers of the film along with Brian Grazer.
Showtime, over the last two years, has been dedicated in revitalizing their programming and this will certainly help them out with ratings and also bringing in a younger demographic. David Nevins, Showtime’s entertainment released the following statement regarding the new project:
“As soon as we saw this film we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime. Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent. We are proud to bring Made in America to Showtime where it joins our impressive roster of provocative and compelling documentaries helmed by award-winning filmmakers.”
That Jay Z…he just keeps the deals coming. There was the deal with Samsung to release his latest album, Magna Carter Holy Grail, early to Samsung cell phone users, then the deal with HBO which premiered the Picasso Baby: A Short Art Film three weeks ago and now he’s added Showtime to the list. Jay also premiered his “Holy Grail” video on Facebook earlier in the week. In the words of Jay, he’s a “business man, not a businessman.”
Made In America will first premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 7th and then released to the world on Showtime on Friday, October 11th.
Check out the trailer!