NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Director, producer and screenwriter Baz Luhrmann is partnering with RCA Records to launch the Bazmark Records imprint, with RCA as Luhrmann’s creative, marketing and distribution partner on his label’s recorded music endeavors.
The deal will also include the potential of jointly acquiring the rights to additional recording projects as well as signing new artists under Bazmark Records / RCA Records.
Luhrmann has already begun production / pre-production on projects that will be a part of this new endeavor with RCA, including the recently announced music centered drama series “The Get Down” which is slated to air on Netflix next year. This Sony Pictures TV project is centered on a group of South Bronx teens during the 1970s when the musical landscape was being transformed by genres such as disco and punk music.
Baz Luhrmann's previous projects include F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (2014), Australia (2008), Moulin Rouge! (2001), William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1999) and his first ever motion picture Strictly Ballroom (1992). All three soundtracks have sold in excess of 15 million albums worldwide and landed within the top 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
In addition to his film and music projects, Luhrmann is one of Australia's most well regarded opera directors. His work has been seen on the award winning Broadway production of Puccini’s La Bohème, Lake Lost and Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently, he came full circle when he directed the stage musical adaptation of Strictly Ballroom in Australia. – Staff Writers