Sportswriter Bill Simmons is the latest entertainment media personality to try his hand at producing a music documentary series. A new report shared by The Hollywood Reporter reveals Simmons and his team at The Ringer will partner up with HBO for music-focused documentary films similar to ESPN‘s sports-driven 30 For 30 series.Related: Spike Jonze-Directed ‘Beastie Boys Story’ Set For IMAX, Apple TV+According to the report, the forthcoming six-part series to air on HBO will see six filmmakers explore and portray “pivotal moments or stretches in an artist’s career, iconic albums or larger looks at the music industry.” Simmons and his Ringer Films–a subsidiary of his Ringer media group which provides digital content covering pop culture at large–will produce the series alongside Polygram Entertainment and Universal Music Publishing Group executives Jody Gerson and Marc Cimino.The untitled project is expected to air on HBO sometime in 2021, and no specific directors or documentary subjects were revealed with the report.Related: Phish Got Their Own Spotlight Moment During This Week’s Episode Of “High Maintenance” [Watch]“It’s been a dream of mine to put this project together,” Simmons mentioned in a statement to go with Wednesday’s report. “We see an opportunity to elevate the storytelling form with music docs much like ’30 For 30′ changed the landscape for sports documentaries at the end of last decade. We don’t want to make music docs that just cover the beginning, middle and end of someone’s career. We think there’s a different way to do these. And we want to work with the best directors possible, talented filmmakers who have the same passion for this project that we do.”Simmons has a strong history with the subscription-based television and movie platform, having previously produced his own sports-focused talk show and an after-show for Game of Thrones in recent years. Ringer Films also produced the 2019 HBO documentary on the larger-than-life wrestler Andre the Giant. Ringer Film’s forthcoming film for HBO, Showbiz Kids, was directed and produced by Bill & Ted actor, Alex Winter.[H/T The Hollywood Reporter]
Perez petitions for Bar reinstatement January 1, 2010 Regular News P erez petitions for Bar reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10 Juan Carlos Perez of Miami Beach has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Perez was suspended for one year, pursuant to a September 7, 2006, court order for multiple counts of neglect, failure to communicate, and making misrepresentations to clients. Thereafter, by a Supreme Court order dated April 17, 2008, Perez was suspended for an additional six months for contempt.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon the Perez’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 835-0233.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Hundreds of Scots Including huge numbers of people from Dumfries and Galloway have pledged to help refugees fleeing persecution and conflict, the Minister for Europe and International Development, Humza Yousaf, confirmed today.A new website to help co-ordinate Scotland’s response to the refugee crisis has been viewed 10,000 times in the first 48 hours.Seven hundred people from across Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, North Berwick, Kilmarnock, Falkirk, Dundee, Troon, Campbeltown, Isle of Mull – have signed up to help, offering accommodation, befriending services and English language skills.Mr Yousaf said:“People across Scotland have been moved by the harrowing images beamed through our television and shared on social media.“We continue to see generations of families on the move in search of somewhere safe and desperately looking for somewhere they are welcome and accepted.“Scotland will welcome them. The hundreds of people that have offered assistance within 48 hours through the new website illustrates our nation’s compassion, its humanity, our willingness to help those less fortunate.“The UK has a moral obligation to help some of the most vulnerable people that are coming to Europe seeking protection. We cannot turn our back on innocent men, women and children in their moment of need.“We are again urging the UK Government to opt in to the EU relocation scheme and help our neighbours and European partners cope with this humanitarian crisis.”