TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Bell Media Studios and Melbar Entertainment Group have joined forces on a new feature documentary, David Foster: Off The Record, it was announced today.
Blending rare archival footage, interviews, and unprecedented access to Foster himself, David Foster: Off The Record is an up close and personal look at the extraordinary career of a producer, composer, and entertainer who has helped sell more than a half-billion records working with some of the most successful artists of all time. Powerful and sometimes humorous, the film follows Foster’s relentless ambition, hunger, and rise to the top, as he becomes an iconic producer and songwriter, working with the likes of Chicago and Celine Dion at the beginning of his career, and later with artists including Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, and Andrea Bocelli among others. Viewers will also get an inside look at the next chapter in his career – a first for Foster – Broadway, and a look into his personal life, which has occasionally become front-page news.
The film features interviews with friends, family, and fellow musicians, including: Barbra Streisand, Lionel Richie, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, Clive Davis, Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Cetera, Chicago, daughters Erin and Sara Foster, Diane Warren, Carole Bayer Sager, and more.
“I have spent a near half century devoted to making music and discovering talent all over the world so now it becomes a very daunting, emotional, and cathartic experience giving in to the process of having a film made about your life,” said Foster. “I am both excited and nervous but most of all I hope that this film may serve as a guide to inspire young artists, songwriters, musicians and producers to relentlessly pursue their dreams and creative talents.”
“We are honoured to partner with Melbar Entertainment on David Foster: Off The Record,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “David is a true visionary in popular music, and we know that his story will resonate with audiences on CTV and Crave.”
“David Foster personifies everything I love about show business,” said the film’s director, Barry Avrich. “And when else will I have a producer/director/star all in one try and tell me how to make a film!”
The film about the 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer and composer is executive produced by Randy Lennox, Barry Avrich, Jeffery Latimer, and Marc Johnston. The project, currently in post-production, will enjoy a theatrical run before premiering on CTV and Crave. Broadcast details for CTV and Crave will be announced at a later date, as well as US and international release dates.