Rick Rubin ventures into more film and TV with new production deal

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Legendary music producer Rick Rubin is expanding his film and television ambitions by signing a new production contract.

The producer, including the new documentary on Paul McCartney McCartney, 3, 2, 1 premiered yesterday (July 16) on Hulu, will push its famous Shangri La recording studios further into the worlds of money and the small screen in partnership with Endeavor Content.

As Variety reports that the global deal will pair Rubin with Peter Berg’s Film 45, the production company Endeavor Content acquired in 2019, and Leila Mattimore will lead development efforts on their behalf.

Graham Taylor and Chris Rice, co-chairs of Endeavor Content, said in a statement: “Rick is a beautiful storyteller who brings fans a first eye and an open heart. He is both a driver and a passenger of the pop culture and, with Film 45, it will shatter glass. “

Matt Goldberg, President of Film 45, added, “Iconic and legendary are two words that define Rick Rubin’s career, and we are delighted to be working with him in this partnership to share his exceptional perspective. “

The music producer worked on other projects before including the Showtime documentary series Shangri-La, who carved out his career and his life in his Malibu studio.

Rick Rubin. Credit: JB Lacroix / Getty Images

McCartney, 3, 2, 1, meanwhile, is a six-part docuseries that follows Rubin and Paul McCartney as they explore the music of the Beatles legend from his youth to his stratospheric fame, Wings, and also his solo career.

In other news, Rubin, who has produced albums for Run-DMC, Adele, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes among others, recently recalled a huge brawl between the members of System Of A Down over their lyrics. notorious of “tapeworm”. Find out more here.


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