Beyond Entertainment has partnered with recently launched music production house TNC Media to launch a new joint venture set to produce music-related content.
Titled Beyond TNC, the newly-formed outfit will develop, produce and distribute music-related television series and feature-length documentaries. The first project to stem from the new unit is the documentary Boomtown!, which has launched at this year’s MIPCOM market in Cannes.
Produced by Sideline Productions for BMG Films, the one-off project (60 or 90 minutes) charts the success of seminal Irish punk band The Boomtown Rats and features exclusive interviews with the four members of the reunited band – Bob Geldof (pictured), Garry Roberts, Pete Briquette and Simon Crowe – as well as in-depth analysis insight from special guests including Bono, Sting, Sinead O’Connor and Dave Stewart.
Elsewhere, the newly-minted company will launch the 90-minute music film Waiting: The Van Duren Story (Grow Yourself Up Films), which attempts to revive the career of a highly-touted but forgotten 1970s Memphis musician.
With offices in the UK and the U.S., TNC Media serves as a specialist production and distribution company with extensive experience in the music business having produced content for such leading artists and bands as David Bowie, Mumford & Sons, The Weekend, Kylie Minogue, Blur, Tame Impala and Coldplay.
“With both the TV and music industries changing at a rapid pace, Beyond TNC is unique in combining experience from the TV, film and music industries,” said Michael Murphy, general manager for Beyond Distribution, in a statement. “Together, we will be looking to develop, fund and co-produce music-related content for theatrical and television distribution.”
“We are seeking to collaborate with rights’ holders, producers and directors for music content that is in great demand at present,” added Bill Lord, CEO at TNC Media. “We felt Beyond was the ideal partner for this venture, given their long and established experience in the industry and recent success with Beat Bugs and Motown Magic.”