Catalyst Global Media Partners With Warner Music On Artist Documentaries
August 6, 2015 at 10:15 AM (PT)
CATALYST GLOBAL MEDIA, a LONDON-based, multifaceted film and television financing and production company with an integrated music division, has extended its existing partnership with WARNER MUSIC to include identifying and developing a slate of feature biopics and documentaries based on label artists.
The multi-year, multi-picture arrangement will explore WARNER MUSIC’s extensive catalog 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.
CATALYST GLOBAL MEDIA Co-Founder and President of its music division AL HARDIMAN will oversee the slate alongside CEO CHARLOTTE WALLS, working hand-in-hand with WARNER MUSIC executives, including SVP Synchronization EUROPE RICH ROBINSON Senior Synchronization Manager JEN MOSS to explore the WARNER MUSIC library for material to tell the real-life stories of artists and performers in big screen adaptations and documentary features.
The relationship between the two companies has its beginnings in WARNER MUSIC handling the music supervising services for several projects, including the sci-fi conspiracy thriller “Residue,” which was released by NETFLIX earlier this year.
The first co-productions will start early next year.
Said HARDIMAN, "Music is a key part of the DNA here at CATALYST, and we are thrilled to be partnering with WARNER MUSIC to bring a selection of compelling stories to the screen based on musical legends past and present. The power of music to capture the human spirit and to speak to audiences across the world is unrivalled and this co-venture provides a wonderful opportunity in film to explore these artists, their lives and their work in a very inspiring way."
WALLS added, "This co-venture, born out of successful collaborations to date, is a great opportunity for both companies to seek out some brilliant stories from much-loved artists. You never know, we might help uncover the next ‘Searching For Sugarman’ or a poignant love story like ‘Walk The Line.'"
ROBINSON commented, "AL, CHARLOTTE and their team are experts in creating memorable moments, they bring scripts to life, design stunning visuals and have the ability to really pull audiences into the worlds they create. Our rich catalog will provide lots of inspiring and exciting material -- from the influences and passions of WARNER's iconic artists to the making of legendary songs -- and I look forward to seeing the stories that result from our partnership. "