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[07/29/17 - 02:38 PM]
AMC Announces Year-Round Documentary Series - "AMC Visionaries" - Focused on Masters of Their Craft Telling the Untold Stories Behind Their Genre
Previously announced series now falling under the "AMC Visionaries" banner include "AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics" and "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction."







AMC VISIONARIES: RAP YEARBOOK (AMC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/29/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, July 2017) "AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook," based on Shea Serrano's New York Times best-selling book The Rap Yearbook, debates, deconstructs and illuminates the most important moments and songs from the biggest years in the history of hip-hop. Each episode is centered on the story of one key song and features a special guest MC as well as a select group of core contributors including legendary rap artists, acclaimed music experts and other fresh voices. The series gives viewers a deeper understanding of what hip-hop is all about by diving into the music and its history. It's a multi-layered exploration of what was going on in the streets, on the airwaves, and in the lives of the people who created the songs that made hip-hop one of the most important music genres in the world.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson as EP
· Alex Gibney as EP
· Shawn Gee as EP
· Stacey Offman as EP
· Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Jigsaw Productions
· Passyunk Productions
· Philly Films