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HBO Max sets documentary on Lizzo for fall premiere

HBO Max has unveiled details on a new documentary about award-winning musical artist Lizzo that will debut on the streamer this fall. The announcement was made at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Upfront ...
May 18, 2022

HBO Max has unveiled details on a new documentary about award-winning musical artist Lizzo that will debut on the streamer this fall.

The announcement was made at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Upfront presentation. The as-yet-untitled documentary will follow the story of the three-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, rapper, flutist and actress from her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise to global stardom, offering an intimate look at the key moments on her path to fame.

“Lizzo’s formidable talent has entertained and inspired millions, and we are ecstatic to help share her incredible journey,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max.

Added Lizzo: “Growing up I never dreamed I’d get to experience all of the things I’ve accomplished in my life, and I’m just getting started. I’m so excited I get to share and relive my journey with my fans and HBO Max… It takes 10 years to become an ‘overnight success,’ and hopefully I can inspire other young creatives to keep going.”

The documentary will be directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Doug Pray (The Defiant Ones) and produced by Kevin Beisler, Kevin Weaver, Ryan Kroft and Nicole Rocklin. Lizzo executive produces with her production company Lizzobangers. Pray also serves as a producer with his producing partner Stephanie Meurer.

The documentary is an Atlantic Films production in association with Boardwalk Pictures and Diamond Docs, and is presented by Warner Music Entertainment and Live Nation Productions. Executive producers for Atlantic Films/Warner Music Entertainment are Len Blavatnik, Julie Greenwald, Craig Kallman, and Charlie Cohen, with Michael Rapino, Omar Al-Joulani, Lesley Olenik and Chad Wasser executive producing for Live Nation Productions. Mark Monroe serves as executive producer for Diamond Docs.

 

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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