TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution (KMD), part of KEW MEDIA GROUP INC. (“KEW MEDIA,” “KEW” or the “Company”) (TSX:KEW and KEW.WT), today announced it will be distributing the upcoming documentary Laurel Canyon from director Alison Ellwood (History of the Eagles). KMD launched sales for the title at the MIPTV international television market and will be showcasing the film at the Cannes Film Festival thereafter.
Laurel Canyon will pull back the curtain on a mythical world and provide an up-close look at the lives of the musicians who inhabited it. Through a wealth of rare and newly unearthed footage and audio recordings, the documentary will feature an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution. Celebrating the music of Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Frank Zappa and more, the film takes us back to a time when a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles became a musical petri dish.
Laurel Canyon is being executive produced by Frank Marshall, The Kennedy/Marshall Company; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Amblin Television; Craig Kallman and Mark Pinkus, Warner Music Group; Alex Gibney, Stacey Offman and Richard Perello, Jigsaw Productions; and Jeff Pollack. The film is produced by Ryan Suffern, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, and Erin Edeiken, Jigsaw Productions. It will premiere in late 2019 on EPIX in the US.
About KEW MEDIA GROUP INC.
KEW MEDIA GROUP is a leading publicly-listed content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Companies included in the KEW family are the production companies: Architect Films, Awesome Media & Entertainment, Bristow Global Media, Collins Avenue Productions, Essential Media Group, 4East Media, Frantic Films, Jigsaw Productions, Media Headquarters, Our House Media, Sienna Films, Spirit Digital Media, and Two Rivers Media; and the distribution companies: KEW Media Distribution and TCB Media Rights.
With primary offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney and Toronto, the KEW MEDIA GROUP companies develop, produce and distribute more than 2,200 hours of content every year, as well as manage a library of more than 14,000 hours of content, for almost every available viewing platform worldwide. KEW aspires to offer great content from all over the world to viewers of all ages and tastes. KEW promotes transparency, equality, respect, and inclusiveness and plans to grow with the benefit of people from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.
About The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Established in 1991 by veteran producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, The Kennedy/Marshall Company is behind award-winning films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lincoln, Jurassic World, and Sully. In 2012, the Documentary Division led by Ryan Suffern, was created to tell non-fiction stories with the same passion and expertise. Recent projects include commissioned pieces for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series, HBO’s Frank Sinatra series, Finding Oscar, The China Hustle and A Final Cut for Orson. Kennedy/Marshall is currently producing a feature documentary on country legend Johnny Cash.
About Jigsaw Productions
Jigsaw Productions is helmed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, considered one of the most prolific and thought-provoking documentary filmmakers of our generation. Jigsaw has produced some of the most acclaimed documentary films including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Oscar-winning Taxi to the Dark Side, Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Zero Days, Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes and Alex Gibney’s latest feature, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley which premiered on HBO in March 2019. Jigsaw's slate of highly visible TV series includes Dirty Money a six-part investigative series on Netflix that delves into corporate corruption and scandal, highly acclaimed Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat based on Samin Nosrat’s book of the same name on Netflix, The Clinton Affair on A&E and Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI on Showtime. Whether the company is creating a documentary or narrative film, a scripted or unscripted series, Jigsaw adheres to a particular ethos: well-told, insightful, scrupulously researched, and visually poignant stories, which ignite and engage our curiosity. Reaching audiences on screens small or large, on platforms digital or traditional, Jigsaw aims to achieve critical and commercial success without sacrificing style or authenticity.
About Amblin Television
Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television’s co-presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has ten projects in various stages of production including Bull for CBS, Roswell, New Mexico for the CW, the adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix, Amazing Stories for Apple, Halo for Showtime, Cortes and Montezuma for Amazon, Animaniacs for Hulu, Why We Hate, for Discovery, pilot Resident Alien for SYFY and the documentary film Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind for HBO.
Some of Amblin Television’s previous credits include the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama The Americans for FX, Emmy-nominated HBO movie All The Way starring Bryan Cranston, Smash for NBC, Under the Dome for CBS, Falling Skies for TNT, The Borgias and The United States of Tara for Showtime, and Las Vegas for NBC.
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. A destination for premium content, EPIX is tripling the amount of original programming on the network beginning in 2018, with a roster of original series including Get Shorty starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano, spy thrillers Berlin Station and Deep State, the return of Mark Burnett’s boxing competition series The Contender and late night stand-up comedy series Unprotected Sets from executive producer Wanda Sykes. In 2019, the network will premiere new series Godfather of Harlem starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred, from DC, and Our Lady, LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley. Launched in October 2009, EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.