Imagine Documentaries, the documentary division of New York-based Imagine Entertainment, is teaming with music publisher Rolling Stone to produce a series of films that delve into the music and forces that have shaped American culture.
Each episode of Sound & Vision will feature content from Rolling Stone‘s extensive archive as it journeys through a moment in music and cultural history. The anthology series will be framed by in-depth reporting of the publication’s top journalists, with episodes ranging from biographical to investigatory of a critical event or cultural milestone.
The series will feature exclusive portraits of such notable artists as Freddie Mercury, Florence Welch, beleaguered Soundcloud rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and Aaliyah, who was killed in a 2001 plane crash.
The series will be executive produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein for Imagine. Gus Wenner and Jason Fine serve as executive producers on the series for Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone has won 15 National Magazine Awards and reaches millions of people every month across its print, digital, social and video platforms. Most recently, the company produced the two-part documentary Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge for HBO.
Imagine’s other music-focused projects include Howard’s feature documentaries The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, which took home the 2017 Grammy for best music film, 2013′s Jay Z: Made In America and Pavarotti, an upcoming film about the late opera star Luciano Pavarotti.