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Showtime acquires Sacha Jenkins’ Wu-Tang Clan docuseries

Showtime Documentary Films has acquired the North American rights to Sacha Jenkins’ forthcoming documentary series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men ahead of its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film ...
January 18, 2019

Showtime Documentary Films has acquired the North American rights to Sacha Jenkins’ forthcoming documentary series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men ahead of its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

The four-part limited docuseries will examine the cultural history of one of hip-hop’s most influential supergroups and its founding members – RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – as they mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

Produced by Mass Appeal in association with Endeavor Content, the series looks back on the career of the Wu-Tang Clan while also combining intimate interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances.

Peter J. Scalettar, Peter Bittenbender and Chris Gary serve as executive producers.

The first two episodes of Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the Indie Episodic program on Jan. 28, and the full series will air on Showtime later this spring.

“The Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP of non-fiction programming at Showtime Networks Inc., in a statement. “Sacha Jenkins delivers just that, not only reminding us of their powerful history through vintage footage, but also placing their impact in modern-day perspective that will be meaningful both to their diehard fans and music fans in general.”

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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