Docs

BIO celebrates Ray Charles

On what would've been Ray Charles' 80th birthday, BIO is presenting Ray Charles America, a new look at the 'the Genius.' The two-hour special, narrated by David Duchovny, will air on October 12 and feature never-before-seen footage and unprecedented access to the Ray Charles archive. The film is a presentation from the Grammy-nominated producers of the BIO documentary Johnny Cash's America, and The Ray Charles Foundation. The special, directed by Alexis Spraic, includes interviews with Clint Eastwood, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Elton John, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Tom Waits and Norman Lear. Ray Charles America will screen at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 3 and premiere internationally at IDFA in November.
October 1, 2010

On what would’ve been Ray Charles’ 80th birthday, BIO is presenting Ray Charles America, a new look at the ‘the Genius.’ The two-hour special, narrated by David Duchovny, will air on October 12 and feature never-before-seen footage and unprecedented access to the Ray Charles archive. The film is a presentation from the Grammy-nominated producers of the BIO documentary Johnny Cash’s America, and The Ray Charles Foundation. The special, directed by Alexis Spraic, includes interviews with Clint Eastwood, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Elton John, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Tom Waits and Norman Lear. Ray Charles America will screen at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 3 and premiere internationally at IDFA in November.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

Menu

Search