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Showtime picks up Kings Of Leon documentary

U.S. cable network Showtime has acquired Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (pictured), a documentary looking at the beginnings of the Grammy-winning Oklahoma band.
July 7, 2011

U.S. cable network Showtime has acquired Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (pictured), a documentary looking at the beginnings of the Grammy-winning Oklahoma band.

The documentary, which premiered theatrically earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, weaves home videos, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s journey from their small-town beginnings to international stardom. Showtime will air it August 21 at 10 p.m. EST.

The film comes from first-time director and friend of the band Stephen C. Mitchell. It is produced by Casey McGrath for Phear Creative and exec produced by Kings of Leon bandmembers – Nathan Followill, Caleb Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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