The Definitive Laurel Canyon Doc Hails from Alison Ellwood, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Amblin Television, Warner Music Group and Jigsaw Productions
New York, NY – January 18, 2020 – Premium network EPIX® has announced that its two-part doc series Laurel Canyon will premiere Sunday, May 31st at 10p.m., and conclude the following Sunday, June 7th at 10p.m. Directed by Alison Ellwood (History of the Eagles), the series features an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution through a wealth of rare and newly unearthed footage and audio recordings.
Featuring all-new, original interviews with Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Roger McGuinn and more, the uniquely immersive and experiential docuseries takes us back in time to a place where a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles became a musical petri dish.
Laurel Canyon is 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.
About Alison Ellwood
Alison Ellwood’s feature film directing credits include The Go-Go’s, Laurel Canyon, American Jihad, History of the Eagles, Spring Broke and Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place. Her television directing credits include Women of Troy for HBO Sports, The Osbournes: The Price of Reality for the A&E series Culture Shock, Locked In: The Victoria Arlen Story for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Shorts, CNN’s Death Row Stories, No Limits for ESPN’s Nine for IX series, The Human Behavior Experiments, the Emmy Award-winning series American High, The Travelers, and Sixteen. She has produced and edited several feature documentary films including Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Catching Hell, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, My Trip to Al Qaeda, and Casino Jack and the United States of Money. She was co-producer for the feature documentary Finding Fela and for HBO’s Brett Killed Mom: A Sister’s Diary. She was consulting producer for the Sundance series Brick City and two feature documentaries The September Issue and Food Chains. She was supervising producer for The Residents and 30 Days. She has edited for Bill Moyers Specials, the Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, Showtime, and HBO’s America Undercover series.
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, SULLY and the JURASSIC WORLD franchise. In 2012, the Documentary Division led by Ryan Suffern, was created to tell non-fiction stories with the same passion and expertise. Kennedy/Marshall has since produced documentaries for the likes of HBO, Netflix, ESPN, Magnolia, Lionsgate, IMAX, Amazon and YouTube. These documentary titles have included: SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, FINDING OSCAR, THE CHINA HUSTLE, A FINAL CUT FOR ORSON, SATAN & ADAM and THE GIFT: THE JOURNEY OF JOHNNY CASH. Kennedy/Marshall is currently producing a feature documentary on the Bee Gees for Universal Music Group, which Frank Marshall is directing.
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, Emmy nominated The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley and Alex Gibney’s latest feature, Citizen K which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 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, Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI on Showtime, Why We Hate on Discovery, Hip Hop: Songs That Shook America on AMC and The Family on Netflix. 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 thirteen projects in various stages of production including Tommy for CBS, a second season of Roswell, New Mexico for The CW, The Haunting of Bly Manor – the follow-up chapter to The Haunting of Hill House – for Netflix, Halo for Showtime, a straight-to-series order for Brave New World from Peacock, Amazing Stories and Masters of the Air for Apple, an untitled Cortés and Moctezuma project for Amazon, Gremlins for HBO Max, Animaniacs for Hulu, Resident Alien for SYFY, and the documentary films Laurel Canyon for Epix, and Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind for HBO, which will premiere at The Sundance Film Festival this month.
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. 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; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred; Perpetual Grace, LTD, starring Sir Ben Kingsley; spy thriller Deep State; and docu-series NFL: The Grind, from NFL Films and hosted by Rich Eisen; as well as upcoming premieres of new series Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; docu-series Slow Burn based on the hit podcast and the two-part music docuseries Laurel Canyon. 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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