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‘American Masters’ sets air date for Mike Nichols doc

Elaine May's documentary about her late comedy partner and collaborator Mike Nichols (pictured) will kick off the 30th season of PBS arts strand 'American Masters' on January 29.
December 11, 2015

Elaine May’s documentary about her late comedy partner and collaborator Mike Nichols (pictured) will kick off the 30th season of PBS arts strand ‘American Masters’ on January 29.

Mike Nichols: American Masters looks back at the late filmmaker’s 50-year career and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon and others.

The interviews were conducted by film, TV and theater producer Julian Schlossberg, who also did an exclusive interview with Nichols for the film.

The season will also include documentaries about musicians B.B. King (February 12), Carole King (February 19), Fats Domino (February 26), Loretta Lynn (March 4) and The Highwaymen (May 27).

Amy Berg‘s documentary biopic about late rocker Janis Joplin will have its U.S. television premiere on the strand on May 3. Janis: Little Girl Blue bowed at the Venice Film Festival in August and had a limited theatrical run in the U.S. earlier this fall. Read realscreen‘s interview with Berg about the making of the doc here.

For the complete ‘American Masters’ schedule, visit PBS’ website.

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.

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