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EPIX REVEALS “WHO THE F**K IS ARTHUR FOGEL?” IN JANUARY 29 WORLD PREMIERE
Documentary Profiles the Most Powerful – and Unknown – Person in Live Music Today
New York, NY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 – Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? will make its World Premiere on Wednesday, January 29, at 8PM ET. This documentary by Ron Chapman profiles Arthur Fogel, a relatively unknown businessman who has revolutionized the global concert touring industry. Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? is the untold story of a quiet, private man at the controls of the high-octane, ever-changing (and often treacherous) global music industry.
With his personal, “hands-on” approach and masterful knowledge of world touring, Fogel, the President of Global Touring and Chairman of Global Music for LIVE NATION, has overseen the most profitable mega-tours in history. “First and foremost, he’s a musician,” explains Sting. “I think when you’re dealing with artists as a musician, you don’t need to push your weight around…I always feel [Arthur] treats us as fellow musicians, rather than pieces in his business game.”
As recording artists increasingly rely on live performances and merchandising for the majority of their income, Fogel has established a formula for consistently delivering top-grossing tours for icons like Madonna and U2 that have seen their revenues skyrocket under his visionary direction. “Arthur knows how to make the impossible, possible,” says Madonna. “He’s a touring genius.”
Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? includes an in-depth interview with Fogel, as well as appearances by Bono, The Edge, Sting, Andy Summers, Madonna, Geddy Lee, Bill Zysblat, Monte Pittman, Kathy Schenker, Paul McGuinness, Ray Waddell, Michael Rapino, Guy Oseary, Elliot Roberts, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Troy Carter and many many more, as well as rarely seen concert performances. In addition to the interviews, the film features the music of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rush, Sting, The Police, U2 and Depeche Mode to name a few.
“EPIX programming takes viewers inside the world of entertainment,” said EPIX CEO Mark Greenberg, “and we are excited to share this story about Arthur Fogel, who has played such an important role in the music industry and the careers of the multi-Grammy winning artists who respect him.”
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EPIX.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) systems, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
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