Docuseries from The Kennedy/Marshall Company and Polygram Entertainment
Set for December 5th Premiere
New York, NY – September 29, 2021 – Premium network EPIX® announced today music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records,which takes an in-depth look at the record label of the same name that helped foster the careers of some of the most well-known artists in the music industry. Started by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss out of a garage in 1962, they built A&M Records into one of the most successful independent record labels in history. Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will premiere December 5 at 10pm (concluding December 12 at 10pm).
Produced by Frank Marshall and directed by Ryan Suffern, this two-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the company’s distinct approach of focusing on their artists, discovering unique talent and evolving with the ever-changing music industry. With a wealth of rare archival footage and audio-only interviews, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will be an immersive experience told by the visionaries who lived it. Featuring the music of The Police, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Carole King, and The Go-Go’s among others, and interviews with Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Sheryl Crow, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and more.
Said Michael Wright, President, EPIX, “With firsthand artist accounts, and rarely-seen footage from the archives, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records is a definitive history of an iconic institution. We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Kennedy/Marshall and Polygram to reveal the stories behind one of the most legendary music labels of all time.”
Said producer Frank Marshall, “In the same way we approached our Laurel Canyon docuseries for EPIX, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will be an immersive experience that celebrates the time and place, and above all, the amazing artists and music that Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss cared for and developed at A&M Records.”
Said David Blackman, Head of Film and TV Production and Development, UMG, “The breath of artists that A&M introduced to the world is wide and eclectic – reflective of a label founded by an artist and music lover – and has had a lasting impact on music today. Polygram looks forward to collaborating with Kennedy/Marshall and EPIX to tell A&M’s incredible story.”
Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records is a Kennedy/Marshall Company production in association with Polygram Entertainment, Interscope Films and Universal Music Publishing Group. Executive producers for Polygram Entertainment are David Blackman, Bruce Resnikoff and Steve Berman. ICM Partners represents Kennedy/Marshall Company in connection with this project.
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Jerry Moss (L), Herb Alpert (R)
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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, and Sully as well as blockbuster franchises like Jurassic World and Jason Bourne. In 2012, the Documentary Division was created to tell non-fiction stories with the same passion and expertise. Past projects include Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (HBO), Finding Oscar (Amazon), The China Hustle (Magnolia), Satan & Adam (Netflix), The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (YouTube), the Emmy-nominated docuseries Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time (EPIX), and most recently The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (HBO).
ABOUT POLYGRAM ENTERTAINMENT
Polygram Entertainment produces film and television programs that provide deeper narratives and perspectives on the recording artists, music and cultural events that came to define generations. A partner of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, Polygram develops, produces and finances documentary features and original, scripted projects for music fans of all ages and tastes around the world. Recent projects include The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? from director Frank Marshall, 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Award winners The Go-Go’s from Alison Ellwood and Emmy Award-nominated Beastie Boys Story from director Spike Jonze, as well as Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard, Hitsville: The Making of Motown and the Emmy Award-winning The Apollo, from director Roger Ross Williams. Polygram Entertainment also produces NBC’s Emmy award-winning series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Upcoming projects include The Velvet Underground feature documentary from Todd Haynes, and a KISS biopic from director Joachim Rønning.
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. EPIX ® has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker and Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; as well as upcoming premieres of drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; western adventure series Billy the Kid;Sci-Fi horror series From produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; season two of acclaimed spy thriller Condor, season three of epic fantasy drama series Britannia; and docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name. Other originals include Emmy®-nominated music docuseries Laurel Canyon; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; season two of War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; docuseries NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; dramedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX® is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.
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