Echoing last year’s Life In A Day project, Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films and Scott Free London are calling for submissions of user-generated short films that will be rolled into a new full-length documentary. But rather than scenes from a single day, Springsteen & I will feature footage showing how The Boss and his music have affected the lives of everyday people. Producers are looking for personal musings from fans on what Bruce Springsteen means to them and are seeking raw footage, photos or audio narration (are you listening, Chris Christie?). Submissions will be accepted at www.springsteenandi.com starting Thursday. Baillie Walsh (Flashbacks Of A Fool) is directing. Life In A Day producers Liza Marshall and Jack Arbuthnott of Scott Free are exec producers; producer is Svana Gisla. The movie is looking at a 2013 theatrical release.
2ND UPDATE: Discovery’s Fit & Health and Velocity networks and The Weather Channel will join HBO and the networks of NBCUniversal in airing Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together tonight at 8 PM ET. The list of participating stars also has grown. Kevin Bacon, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey and Whoopi Goldberg are among those who will join previously announced Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and others. NBC.com, Fandango, iVillage, weather.com, nbcnews.com and others plan to live stream the event. When the special concludes at 10 PM ET NBC will air a special Hurricane Sandy-themed edition of Dateline: Rescue And Recovery, anchored by Lester Holt. The latest release follows:
The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled part of its documentary films program this morning. Opening the proceedings is the world premiere gala screening of The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, the Thom Zimny-directed chronicle of Springsteen and the E Street Band’s making of the band’s fourth album, which was released in 1978. The Boss collaborated on the film, and his presence ought to create more of a rock star atmosphere than a documentary premiere usually provides.