Sly Stone Authorized Documentary In Development
Network Entertainment Secures Exclusive Rights and Announces Start of Production on Sly Stone Feature Documentary
Network Media Group Inc. and Network Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce they have acquired the exclusive rights to produce a feature documentary on the life and enduring legacy of legendary pop-funk-rock star Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly Stone. Production on the film has commenced with the filming of an exclusive interview with the traditionally reclusive Sly.
“In the annals of pop music, certain artists are more than just innovators and more than just icons. Certain artists are avatars – the manifestation of an idea,” said Network founder and C.E.O., Derik Murray. “For Sly Stone, that idea was to create a diverse band that embraced a kaleidoscope of musical and cultural styles that stand unparalleled to this day.”
“This collaboration with legendary artist Sly Stone will deliver an epic and important film in the history of popular music,” stated veteran television producer, music manager and Co-Executive Producer Ron Weisner. “After refusing the spotlight for decades, Sly has finally opened up to share his amazing story on camera about everything: life, love and music.”
Sly Stone’s long time representative and Co-Executive Producer, Robert Allan, added “Sly felt it was the right time for him to return to the spotlight and share his incredible journey with the world, and Sly is confident that Derik Murray and Network Entertainment are the best fit to artfully and respectfully tell his legendary story.”
Sly Stone will trace the musician’s journey from child prodigy to pop music revolutionary to one of music’s most colorful recluses. Classic performances, television interviews and an all-star cast of interviews will bolster the personal, professional and historical dimensions of this epic tale.
Cinematically shot with a distinct visual aesthetic, the feature-length documentary blends artful B-roll with meticulously sourced archival footage and photos, combined with a stunning soundtrack that includes a robust array of Sly’s iconic songs.
UTA will sell domestic and international rights to the film.