Magazine article Screen International

Universal Music Group Relaunches Polygram Label, Sets Motown Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Universal Music Group Relaunches Polygram Label, Sets Motown Doc

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Universal Music Group (UMG) is relaunching the Polygram Entertainment label as it looks to accelerate UMG's film and television output.

Polygram will develop and produce feature films and television, including scripted and unscripted productions as well as financing premium documentaries.

The revived label will be based in Santa Monica and led by David Blackman, UMG's head of film & television development and production.

Blackman reports to UMG executive vice president Michele Anthony and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.

Polygram's inaugural production will be The Story of Motown, a documentary about the history and cultural impact of the iconic record label with the participation of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

The film, which will feature footage and recordings from Gordy's personal archive, focuses on the period between Motown's birth in Detroit in 1958 until its 1972 relocation to Los Angeles.

Polygram, Motown, Ghost Pictures and Fulwell 73 are producing the film. …

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