Magazine article Screen International

Warner Music Readies Biopics, Documentaries with Catalyst

Magazine article Screen International

Warner Music Readies Biopics, Documentaries with Catalyst

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Warner Music Group has secured a deal with London-based startup Catalyst Global Media to develop a slate of feature biopics and documentaries based on WMG artists.

The multi-year, multi-picture arrangement will explore Warner Music's extensive catalogue - which includes Prince and Led Zeppelin - and is expected to result in a number of new accounts of some of the most iconic artists of all time.

Catalyst will develop and finance the projects and oversee worldwide distribution.

Al Hardiman, co-founder of Catalyst and president of the company's music division will oversee the slate alongside Catalyst CEO Charlotte Walls.

Hardiman and Walls will work closely with Warner Music executives Rich Robinson, svp, synchronisation, Europe and Jen Moss, senior synchronisation manager to explore the Warner library for material to tell the real-life stories of artists and performers in big-screen adaptations and documentary features.

The relationship between Catalyst and WMG began with Warner Music handling the music supervising services for several projects including sci-ficonspiracy thriller Residue, which was released by Netflix earlier this year. …

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