CNN Films and HBO Max have commissioned a new documentary about the partnership between legendary musicians Carole King and James Taylor.
Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name is directed and produced by Frank Marshall (The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart) and produced by Aly Parker (Jay-Z: Legacy) and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. The film will premiere on CNN, with HBO Max retaining domestic SVOD streaming and international distribution rights.
Six-time Grammy winner James Taylor and four-time Grammy winner King famously performed together in 1970 at the storied L.A. club The Troubadour, beginning their 50-year friendship and collaboration. The pair reunited in 2007 to mark the club’s 50th anniversary, which led to a 2010 world tour. Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name documents the artists’ 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour around the world.
The commission deal for the doc was negotiated by Stacey Wolf, senior vice president of business affairs, and Kelly MacLanahan, assistant general counsel, both for CNN Worldwide, on behalf of CNN Films. CAA Media Finance brokered the deal on behalf of The Kennedy/Marshall Company.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Frank Marshall and The Kennedy/Marshall Company for this brilliant look into one of the most prolific music partnerships of a generation,” said Amy Entelis, CNN’s executive vice president for talent and content development. Entelis and Courtney Sexton, senior vice president for CNN Films, are both executive producers for the film.
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