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How Cameron Crowe Made a David Crosby Documentary and Found His Future

How Cameron Crowe Made a David Crosby Documentary and Found His Future
David Crosby has shaped Cameron Crowe’s life. The first time he interviewed the musician, it was 1976 and Crowe was an 18-year-old Rolling Stone wunderkind. Now Crowe is 62, and he says that producing “David Crosby: Remember My Name” is the project that will determine his future.

“Weirdly, the Crosby project is the thing you do because you can’t not do it,” he said. “It became the thing that helped guide the path. I went with what I was interested in. I want to make movies that way. I want to to be curious and tell the story, and I don’t want to play the game to tell the story if it overwhelms the story.”

When Crowe ran into the aging rocker in the hallway at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot offices, Crosby was with Jill Mazursky; she was producing A.J. Eaton’s documentary about him, and asked Crowe to
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How Cameron Crowe Made a David Crosby Documentary and Found His Future

How Cameron Crowe Made a David Crosby Documentary and Found His Future
David Crosby has shaped Cameron Crowe’s life. The first time he interviewed the musician, it was 1976 and Crowe was an 18-year-old Rolling Stone wunderkind. Now Crowe is 62, and he says that producing “David Crosby: Remember My Name” is the project that will determine his future.

“Weirdly, the Crosby project is the thing you do because you can’t not do it,” he said. “It became the thing that helped guide the path. I went with what I was interested in. I want to make movies that way. I want to to be curious and tell the story, and I don’t want to play the game to tell the story if it overwhelms the story.”

When Crowe ran into the aging rocker in the hallway at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot offices, Crosby was with Jill Mazursky; she was producing A.J. Eaton’s documentary about him, and asked Crowe to
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David Crosby Documentary ‘Remember My Name’ Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics

  • The Wrap
Sony Pictures Classics announced Monday that it has acquired the North American rights to “David Crosby: Remember My Name,” the documentary on the career and life of the Crosby, Stills and Nash singer that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

The deal also includes several other territories outside the U.S. — Sony Pictures Classics has yet to set release plans.

Cameron Crowe produced the documentary directed by A.J. Eaton that is competing in the U.S. Documentary section at Sundance. “Remember My Name” attempts to go beyond the conventions of typical rock-doc profiles and observes the often candid Crosby throughout his 50-year career in music.

Also Read: Csny Comeback? David Crosby Calls for Reunion With Stills, Nash and Young (Video)

It follows Crosby, now in his ’70s, back out onto the road while looking back on his days with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and in The Byrds,
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‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Documentary Sells to Sony Classics

  • Variety
Sony Pictures Classics has bought the North American rights to the documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name” in a deal in the low seven figures.

The film, which premiered on Jan. 26 at the Sundance Film Festival, is produced by Cameron Crowe and directed by A.J. Eaton in his feature directing debut. It includes interviews by Eaton and Crowe (“Almost Famous”) with Crosby about his career, which dates back to the Byrds in the 1960s and the formation of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, along with archival footage.

“Remember My Name” also includes Crosby’s discussion of his health issues, which have included at least two heart attacks and a liver transplant. “Addiction takes you over, like fire takes over a burning building,” he observes at one point.

Crosby, 77, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice as a member of the Byrds and of Csny. He
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Sony Pictures Classics Lands David Crosby Docu ‘Remember My Name:’ Sundance

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Another one on the Sundance deal hit parade. Sony Pictures Classics has won an auction for David Crosby: Remember My Name, the A.J. Eaton-directed documentary about the folk singing legend. Deal is low seven-figures for North American rights plus some other territories. Pic premiered Saturday at the Marc.

Produced by Cameron Crowe, Meet David Crosby is a documentary portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. The film is an honest, warts and all self-examination of the life and career of Crosby, as the musical icon seeks a creative renaissance at age 77. This followed Crosby facing an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. We learn that Crosby is not on speaking terms with Steven Stills and Graham Nash, and it is part of a very complex man. The film expresses his regrets, fears, exuberance, faith in family and the transformative nature of music.
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Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Nabs David Crosby Doc 'Remember My Name'

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up David Crosby: Remember My Name, the Sundance documentary about the classic rocker.

In the pic, Crosby shares his rocky, 50-year journey as a musician and activist at the forefront of the California rock scene — from his Laurel Canyon days with Joni Mitchell and ecstatic performances with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to dark times in jail and regretful ruptures with beloved bandmates.

A.J. Eaton directed the doc, which counts Cameron Crowe as a producer. Michele Farinola and Greg Mariotti also produced, with James Keach, Jill Mazursky, Justus Haerder, Kathy Rivkin Daum and Norm ...
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Cinetic nets raft of sales on tennis doc 'Love Means Zero' (exclusive)

Film premiered in Toronto last year.

With less than a week before the start of Wimbledon, Cinetic has announced a raft of international deals on tennis documentary Love Means Zero.

The film, which screened recently on the Showtime premium cable network in the Us and on Sky Atlantic in the UK, has gone to Yes-Docu for Israel, Vpro for the Netherlands, NonStop for Scandinavia and Movistar for Spain, with deals in France and Germany pending, according to Cinetic. Airline rights have gone to Terry Steiner International.

Directed by Jason Kohn, Love Means Zero profiles 85-year-old Nick Bollettieri, who coached tennis champions including Jim Courier,
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Cameron Crowe Signs On To Produce David Crosby Documentary

Cameron Crowe Signs On To Produce David Crosby Documentary
Cameron Crowe has signed on to produce BMG’s documentary about David Crosby, the mustachioed one-third of the great Crosby Stills & Nash classic rock trio. The film will be directed by A.J. Eaton.

“It’s just such a compelling story,” said Crowe. “David Crosby has been near the forefront of music and social change for the last four decades. Now 76, he’s forging a new path by seeking out younger musicians and trying to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the ’60s.”

Crowe said the untitled doc will be “a raw and moving portrait, rough edges and all,” and that Eaton (pictured, with Crosby and Crowe) has been “filming Croz for the last several years.”

The Crosby film will be produced by Michele Farinola for Pch Films and Greg Mariotti for Vinyl Films, in addition to Crowe. Executive producers
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Cameron Crowe to Produce David Crosby Doc

Cameron Crowe to Produce David Crosby Doc
Cameron Crowe and his Vinyl Films banner will produce a documentary about the life and career of musician David Crosby.

The as-yet untitled project comes from first-time feature doc director A.J. Eaton, who has been following Crosby for the past few years.

BMG, the company behind the Joan Jett doc <em>Bad Reputation</em>, is both financing and executive producing the film.

Michele Farinola of Pch Films and Greg Mariotti of Vinyl Films will also produce. Justus Haerder and Kathy Rivkin-Daum of BMG will executive produce, along with Jill Mazursky, Norm Waitt and James Keach for Pch Films.

"It’...
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Cameron Crowe to Produce David Crosby Documentary for BMG

  • Variety
BMG announced today that Oscar-winning filmmaker Cameron Crowe, best known for rock-themed films such as “Singles” and “Almost Famous,” has signed a deal with the company to produce a documentary on the life of rock icon David Crosby. It is the first documentary about the veteran rocker — a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — to be fully authorized by the artist. BMG is both financier and executive producer of the film, with all rights available worldwide.

The still-untitled film is helmed by first time feature-doc director A.J. Eaton (pictured above with Crosby, center, and Crowe, right), who has been following the singer for several years. In addition to producing the documentary, Crowe has conducted multiple interviews with Crosby. Crowe previously wrote and directed the musical documentaries “Pearl Jam Twenty (PJ20)” and “The Union,” on the 2011 collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell.

“It’s just such a compelling story.
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The early screenplays of Jj Abrams

Mark Harrison Sep 13, 2016

Before he hit big with Star Wars and Star Trek, Jj Abrams was penning films such as Forever Young, Regarding Henry and Armageddon...

Jj Abrams is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. Over his career in the movies, he's written, directed, produced, acted and played a wicked keyboard solo on Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions, and through his production company Bad Robot, his name is counted among the credits of massive franchises like Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and of course Star Wars. He's more of a household name than most filmmakers of his generation and we sometimes wish we wanted anything as much as he wants that Steven Spielberg status.

You can't blame him when you hear about his first paid job in the film industry. Returning a bunch of Spielberg's personal super-8 home movies that he discovered after his
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Director Arthur Hiller, whose 'In-Laws' was a perfect comedy, dies at 92

  • Hitfix
Director Arthur Hiller, whose 'In-Laws' was a perfect comedy, dies at 92
Arthur Hiller was never the coolest filmmaker in the room. He leaves behind a list of films that were genuinely loved by audiences and an ocean of collaborators and friends who speak of him in glowing terms, and honestly, as a storyteller, what more could anyone ask? There’s certainly some cachet in the idea that you’re breaking new ground stylistically or you’re doing things that other people are ripping off or you’re part of some formal movement of deconstructionists. I like plenty of filmmakers who chase cool like it is oxygen, necessary for their entire existence. Arthur Hiller, though, was a meat and potatoes kind of guy, and he made movies that spoke to his optimistic view of who we could be as people, shot through with just a hint of cynicism at times. My personal favorite of his movies is The In-Laws, which I just rewatched a few weeks ago.
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'Roger Rabbit 2' Almost Happened with J.J. Abrams?

'Roger Rabbit 2' Almost Happened with J.J. Abrams?
J.J. Abrams has made a name for himself in Hollywood by successfully rebooting dormant franchises. Before turning Star Wars: The Force Awakens into a blockbuster phenomenon, he also relaunched Star Trek as a viable commodity and helped get Mission: Impossible back on the right track. But before any of those happened, he almost had a hand in resurrecting Roger Rabbit for the big screen.

J.J. Abrams recently appeared on the Nerdist Podcast to discuss his latest producing endeavor, 10 Cloverfield Lane. During the interview, the filmmaker recalled a time when he actually met with original Who Framed Roger Rabbit? producer Steven Spielberg to discuss Roger Rabbit 2. It actually turned out to be the first time he ever met with the man behind such classics as Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He explains.

"I've told this story before, but when I was 16, [Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy called [director] Matt Reeves and I,
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Pantelion options Hopelessly Devoted

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Pantelion options Hopelessly Devoted
The distributor behind 2013 smash Instructions Not Included has boarded the English-language rom-com by writers Jill Mazursky and Jamee Decio.

Sandra Condito and Paul M Perez will produce Hopelessly Devoted and have earmarked production for later this year.

The story centres on a notorious Major League Baseball player and a nun beset by doubts.

Instructions Not Included (pictured) became the highest grossing Spanish-lanaguge film released in the Us last year on $44.5m.
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Pantelion Films Options Hopelessly Devoted

Pantelion Films has optioned the script for English-language romantic comedy Hopelessly Devoted from writers Jill Mazursky and Jamee Decio. Sandra Condito and Paul M. Perez will produce the film, which is targeted to begin production later this year. In Hopelessly Devoted , a notorious Major League Baseball player and a nun, who has been experiencing doubts about her vocation, find that opposites attract. Mazursky's writing credits include Taking Care of Business , which she co-wrote with J.J. Abrams, and Golf Punks . She is also executive producing upcoming documentary Keep on Keepin' On . Mazursky and Decio are represented by Untitled Entertainment and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.
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Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams discuss how they met and reveal the true origins of 'Super 8'

Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams discuss how they met and reveal the true origins of 'Super 8'
There exists a parallel world where Super 8 does not represent the first time pop culture polymaths J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a movie. In fact, perhaps in the “over there” universe of Abrams’ Fox TV series Fringe, there exists a sequel to the Spielberg-produced Who Framed Roger Rabbit written by Abrams that was released sometime in the early ’90s. In our world, however, that movie project was only discussed, never made, and its only significance to our present is that it facilitated the first meeting between Spielberg and Abrams. The year was 1989, and Abrams was a
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