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CLIVE DAVIS DOC FINANCED

Chris Perkel’s  documentary on Clive Davis has secured financing and sales agents globally and domestically.

IM Global, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA, will fully finance and handle worldwide sales for Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.  WME Global will sell domestic distribution rights to the film. The sales effort starts 5/13 at the Cannes Film Festival and Market.

Perkel, co-director of The Town That Was and editor on Pearl Jam 20, will direct, and by Scott Free ProductionsMichael Bernstein is the producer. Ridley Scott and Mary Lisio are executive producers as are IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford and IM Global Music President David Schulhof.

The film is based on Davis’ best-selling 2013 autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life. His annual pre-Grammy party will be prominently featured in the documentary. 

“Clive Davis’ journey in music defines the last 50 years of contemporary music like no one else,” said Ford and Schulhof.  “His compelling story is told through never-before-seen archival footage and Chris’ amazing and insightful interviews with the most culture-defining artists of our lifetime. 

“Chris finds the soul of the man who masters his gift, reconciles business and music and leaves his mark on the world many times over.  It is truly an inspiring journey and one loaded with the best music of the last five decades.”

WME Global and Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb represented Davis on the deal. Schulhof and General Counsel Deborah Zipser negotiated on behalf of IM Global.

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