HBO To Debut Docu On Making Of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘High Hopes’ In April

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 10:21am PST

bruce-springsteen-high-hopes__140102172553-275x154HBO will debut its latest Bruce Springsteen documentary, Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes, at 9:30 PM on April 4. The half-hour docu, from Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny, chronicles the making of Springsteen’s 18th studio album and it premieres two days before the start of his North American tour. The album reached No. 1 in 20 countries with its January release, including the U.S.hbo45__130924185923-275x112__140114010318 The film features behind-the-scenes studio and rehearsal segments, exclusive E Street Band tour footage and interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine. The two explain how Morello brought a distinctive twist to Springsteen’s material. He joined Springsteen and the E Street Band on tour in Australia in 2013 and the two began collaborating on ideas that would make their way onto the album. Read More »

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CBS To Debut Bruce Springsteen’s New Album

By | Thursday January 2, 2014 @ 8:53am PST

bruce-springsteen-high-hopesThis is a first in the music marketing world — a network website is hosting an album debut, with help from CBS’ The Good Wife. Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming album “High Hopes” will debut exclusively on CBS.com for streaming ahead of its … Read More »

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Toronto: Unstoppable Harvey Weinstein Brings Jim Dolan And John Sykes For Hurricane Sandy Concert Pic ’12.12.12′

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UPDATE: The concert film played strongly at Toronto, with a standing ovation at its conclusion.

EARLIER: After burning the midnight oil collaring the music-themed John Carney film Can A Song Save Your Life?, … Read More »

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Scott Free To Produce ‘Springsteen & I’ Feature Docu With User-Generated Content

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 … Read More »

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NBC’s Live Hurricane Sandy Telethon Attracts More Networks And Stars; Matt Lauer To Host Tonight

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:  Read More »

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Toronto Fest Finds Mavericks In Bill Gates, Bruce Springsteen And Steve Nash

Mike Fleming

The Toronto International Film Festival has rounded out its film roster, which has swelled to nearly 250 films. The fest filled out its Discovery, Masters, Contemporary World Cinema and Visions and Vanguard programs, but the additions that jumped out to … Read More »

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Toronto Sets Bruce Springsteen Chronicle As Opening Act In Documentary Program

Mike Fleming

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. Read More »

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