MR. A & MR. M: THE STORY OF A&M RECORDS
Two-Part Docuseries Premieres on EPIX December 5th, 2021 at 10PM ET/PT
This two-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the company's distinct approach of focusing on their artists, discovering unique talent and evolving with the ever-changing music industry. With a wealth of rare archival footage and audio-only interviews, Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will be an immersive experience told by the visionaries who lived it. Featuring the music of The Police, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Carole King, and The Go-Go's among others, and interviews with Peter Frampton, Quincy Jones, Sheryl Crow, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and more.
Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records is a Kennedy/Marshall Company production in association with Polygram Entertainment, Interscope Films and Universal Music Publishing Group. Executive producers for Polygram Entertainment are David Blackman, Bruce Resnikoff and Steve Berman. ICM Partners represents Kennedy/Marshall Company in connection with this project.
"Episode One" - December 5th, 2021
Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss wanted to start a record label that focused on the artist, and so A&M Records was born. What began out of a garage grew to include such mega stars as Burt Bacharach, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Cat Stevens, Carole King and more.
"Episode Two" - December 12th, 2021
A&M Records evolved with the business and signed major artists like The Police and Janet Jackson. The genres changed, but the same artist-focused mantra remained. After selling the company in 1989, Herb and Jerry look back on their career and friendship.
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, and Sully as well as blockbuster franchises like Jurassic World and Jason Bourne. In 2012, the Documentary Division was created to tell non-fiction stories with the same passion and expertise. Past projects include Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (HBO), Finding Oscar (Amazon), The China Hustle (Magnolia), Satan & Adam (Netflix), The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (YouTube), the Emmy-nominated docuseries Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time(EPIX), and most recently The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart(HBO).
ABOUT POLYGRAM ENTERTAINMENT
Polygram Entertainment produces film and television programs that provide deeper narratives and perspectives on the recording artists, music and cultural events that came to define generations. A partner of Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, Polygram develops, produces and finances documentary features and original, scripted projects for music fans of all ages and tastes around the world. Recent projects include The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? from director Frank Marshall, 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Award winners The Go-Go's from Alison Ellwood and Emmy Award-nominated Beastie Boys Story from director Spike Jonze, as well as Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard, Hitsville: The Making of Motown and the Emmy Award-winning The Apollo, from director Roger Ross Williams. Polygram Entertainment also produces NBC's Emmy award-winning series "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Upcoming projects include The Velvet Underground feature documentary from Todd Haynes, and a KISS biopic from director Joachim Rønning.
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