Jim Carrey shows a more vulnerable side in a new mini-documentary called Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. The six-minute short chronicles the famous comedian’s lesser-known past time: fine art. Carrey’s work is a range of miniature clay sculptures, colorful life-size paintings and collages comprised of words, shapes and soft colors.
Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat.
“Artist Pass” is Snapchat’s first original music programming, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at artists as they prepare for performances. The episodes, which are sponsored by Honda and are four to five minutes in length, will air biweekly starting Sunday and be available on Discover for 48 hours. Musicians Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Rae Sremmurd will be featured on the show, with more musicians to be announced.
This sounds like a really interesting idea.
SoundCloud isn’t done exploring new avenues just because it’s facing tough times. The streaming audio service is partnering with The Fader on a documentary miniseries, SoundCloud Next Wave, that spotlights underground music scenes in six cities ranging from New York to Rio de Janeiro. The first episode (which focuses on LA’s burgeoning goth rap scene) premieres on SoundCloud’s YouTube channel on July 20th at 10AM Eastern, and you’ll get a new episode each month for the rest of 2017. It’s something of a gamble for SoundCloud, but it might be one of the company’s wiser strategies given some of its recent messes.
Books have been a lifelong obsession for Larry Gianakos.
“When I was a teenager, I never thought of automobiles,” the Warren native said. “I thought of first editions.”
Gianakos, 64, became an author himself, creating the seven-volume reference work “Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle, 1947-2008.” And that fascination with books inspired him to try to amass a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning works — a collection that helped inspire the documentary “The Pulitzer at 100,” which premieres Friday in New York.
Really excited for this one. I’m a bit of a documentary nerd anyway, so naturally Ken Burns is one of my loves. But to have a Ken Burns documentary dealing with the primary issue this Nation faced during my childhood, the Vietnam War, paired with the music of the era soundtrack created by Trent Reznor, is going to be nothing short of amazing.
The article states that this will be a 10-part series and is scheduled for this fall. I’ll post more when I learn the actual schedule. Can’t wait.