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Beyonce doc coming to HBO

A documentary on Grammy-winning vocalist and actress Beyoncé Knowles, to be directed by the superstar, is coming to HBO in February.
November 26, 2012

A documentary on Grammy-winning vocalist and actress Beyoncé Knowles is on the way from HBO, to be directed by the superstar.

The feature-length film will air on February 16 on HBO, and is being billed by the premium cable network as “a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.”

The as-yet-untitled doc will feature concert footage as well as first-person footage shot by Beyoncé, where she shares her thoughts on celebrity, being onstage and becoming a mother, and home movies showing her childhood in Houston.

Beyoncé also serves as the film’s executive producer.

“Everybody knows Beyoncé’s music, but few know Beyoncé the person,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. “Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman.”

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” added Beyoncé. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

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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