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10-02-2014

RITY to Represent Frost Archive

David Frost

For Immediate Release               October 2014

 

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS SIGNS FOOTAGE LICENSING DEAL FOR THE SIR DAVID FROST ARCHIVE 

Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Paradine Productions are delighted to announce that RITY is now the exclusive agent for clip sales worldwide for Paradine’s rights to The Sir David Frost Archive. 

For over 50 years, Sir David Frost conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with the world’s leading politicians, celebrities, musicians and comedians which were aired by numerous broadcasters around the globe, and Paradine controls the rights to a majority of those productions. Some of the many highlights of this distinguished archive are interviews with world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, The Shah Of Iran, Mikhail Gorbachev, Yitzak Rabin, Benazir Bhutto, Margaret Thatcher, Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and nearly 30 hours of the now legendary interviews with President Richard Nixon filmed only two years after he resigned from office. Additionally, there are interviews with personalities such as Clint Eastwood, Muhammad Ali, Jodie Foster, Rock Hudson, Warren Beatty, The Bee Gees, Jane Fonda, John Travolta, Elton John, Bill Gates, Martin Scorsese, Paul McCartney, Sean Penn and a moving 70 minute introspective interview conducted with the late Robin Williams in 1991. 

Wilfred Frost, one of Sir David Frost’s three sons said, “I am delighted we are partnering with David Peck and Reelin’ In The Years Productions on clip sales of Dad’s archive. We met and interviewed many potential partners, and David and his team were the perfect fit. There is an extraordinary opportunity here, and I am confident Reelin’ In The Years will help us make the most of it.”

Along with 20,000 hours of music footage spanning nearly 90 years and the 2,500 hours of The Merv Griffin Show which aired from 1962 – 1986, Reelin’ In The Years Productions is the world’s premier source for footage of musical artists, entertainers and history makers. 


09-25-2014

NEW COLLECTION OF THE GREATEST EPISODES FROM ONE OF THE PREMIER TALK SHOWS IN TELEVISION HISTORY

THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW – 1962-1986

12-DVD Box Set, Featuring Over 200 Iconic Guests, Available November 4, 2014

Merv DVD set
New York, NY (September 25, 2014) In the pantheon of great American talk-show hosts stands the charming and intelligent Merv Griffin, who became one of the most beloved TV personalities of his time, thanks to his long-running, 10-time Emmy-winning daily talk show. Now, in an unprecedented retrospective covering 24 years of star-studded entertainment and provocative in-depth interviews, MPI Home Video and Reelin’ in the Years Productions will release THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW – 1962-1986 on November 4, 2014. The 12-disc collection, containing 44 classic episodes and more than 7 hours of bonus material, has been newly transferred from recently discovered master tapes, making for a spectacular viewing and listening experience.

To view the trailer visit: http://youtu.be/qRHc02XvFn0

THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW – 1962-1986 features more than 200 guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music, sports, literature and art, most of which have not been seen for decades. Over its 42 hours, viewers will be entertained by the likes of Mel Brooks, Lucille Ball, the Everly Brothers, Willie Mays and Aretha Franklin; enlightened by Salvador Dali, Dr. Timothy Leary and Maya Angelou; and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Pres. Ronald Reagan, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Among the film and TV legends interviewed by Griffin in this collection are John Wayne, Bette Davis, Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Warren Beatty, the cast of The Golden Girls, Dennis Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, George Clooney, Jane Fonda and the final interview with Orson Welles who died just a few hours after the show.

The array of comedy greats alone is astounding. Here are the young Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, Bill Maher and Jay Leno, as well as Richard Pryor and Jerry Lewis together (!), Joan Rivers, Steve Martin, Moms Mabley, Bill Cosby, Henny Youngman, Jack Benny, Redd Foxx, Carol Burnett, Andy Kaufman and Woody Allen. In a new interview filmed for this box set, Jay Leno reminisced about the show: “When you go back and look at all the comics that started with Merv, it’s pretty amazing because most of them did do Merv before they did The Tonight Show. Merv broke as many comics as almost any other show.”

In juxtapositions that only Griffin would dare attempt, a comedy routine in 1965 by Phyllis Diller is followed by a conversation with the Japanese officer who helped plan and lead the Pearl Harbor attack; the next week the ground-breaking young comic genius Richard Pryor leads to a chat with contentious and brilliant record producer Phil Spector. 

Among the collection’s 50 great musical moments is a 1972 tribute to Stax Records hosted by Soul legend Isaac Hayes, 17-year-old Stevie Wonder singing “I Was Made to Love Her,” Merle Haggard performing at San Quentin prison in 1971 and 19-year-old Whitney Houston in her national TV debut in 1983.

The extensive bonus material includes seven hours of interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Norman Rockwell, Barbara Walters, Adam West and Burt Ward of Batman, James Michener, Alec Baldwin, Muhammad Ali and many more. Other extras include the aforementioned interview with Jay Leno, vintage promo trailers, and a 52-page booklet with exhaustive notes, rare photos, memorabilia and a foreword by Dick Cavett.

THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW – 1962-1986 is a cultural treasure trove providing insight into almost a quarter century of American thought, style and attitudes as seen through the prism of one of the premier talk shows in American television history. 

 

About Reelin’ in the Years Productions
Reelin’ in the Years Productions is regarded as having one of the most prestigious footage libraries of musical artists, entertainers and history makers and has produced more than 70 DVD titles including the Grammy-nominated American Folk Blues Festival series, the multi-platinum-selling Definitive Motown series, the British Invasion series and the award-winning 36-title Jazz Icons series. RITY producers David Peck and Tom Gulotta spent more than two years meticulously cataloging and combing through 2,500 hours of the Merv Griffin Show archives to hand-select the best episodes and moments that underscore the historic significance of the program. The Merv Griffin Show — 1962-1986 is the first in an anticipated series of releases from this archive through MPI Home Video.  www.mervgriffin.com


03-12-2014

Legendary songwriter Bernie Taupin honors RITY

Legendary songwriter Bernie Taupin (who wrote the lyrics to most of Elton Johns catalog) surprised us by dedicating an entire episode of his wonderful Sirius/XM radio show "American Roots Radio" to raving about our DVD productions. He especially loves our award-winning Jazz Icons and American Folk Blues Festival DVD series. We are obviously blown away by his high praise and are very grateful for his support. He really "gets it" and it is so nice to hear someone of his caliber singing our praises considering the fact that we have been singing his songs our whole lives. This is an edited bit of just his discussion of our work.


11-10-2013

RITY representing Hollywood screen tests

Reelin’ In the Years Productions (RITY), home of the world’s largest music footage library, has just become party to an agreement with a prominent Hollywood casting office for representation a recently discovered trove of screen tests. This footage includes unique performances by notable actors before the time that Brad Pitt, for example, became an icon seen on bedroom wall posters and a decade before Jeremy Piven had an entourage. The pre-teen Elisabeth Moss and Amanda Bynes are seen and many more.

What makes the footage truly unique is the fact that the casting director took the time, before many of these auditions, to do candid interviews, providing a glimpse into the actors’ true personalities. While interviews with actors who are household names promoting their latest projects are commonplace, it is rare to see performers just being themselves, talking about their hobbies and families and reading copy for commercials, films and TV shows at the dawn of their careers. In many ways, the audition tapes that RITY now holds shed light on the true nature of some of the world’s favorite stars in their innocence. The material includes behind-the-scenes insight to fledgling actors trying to get their first big break in showbiz, as well as seasoned vets looking for that next perfect role.

F
or over 15 years, Reelin’ In The Years has been the world’s largest music footage library. After acquiring the rights to license all aspects of The Merv Griffin Show in 2011, the company has expanded the archive beyond music. Merv Griffin interviewed practically every prominent Hollywood actor of the 20th century and, now, this library of screen tests shows some of the 21st century’s greatest talents, a fitting adjunct the hundreds of hours of interviews that RITY already has.

These tapes had been gathering dust in a Los Angeles storage unit until Reelin’ In The Years President David Peck sorted through the massive pile. Since most of the tapes were unlogged and unlabeled, RITY staff members have been carefully going through the screen tests to finding many hidden gems.



These include:

• Brad Pitt acting as part of a big extended family for a breakfast food commercial in 1988

• Pamela Anderson posing in a bikini, before Baywatch and Home Improvement

• Elizabeth Moss, at 10 years old, more than two decades before she broke out as a star in Mad Men.

• Jeremy Piven, Dan Schneider and Chynna Phillips on a pretend beach for a soft drink ad

• Amanda Bynes, a cute nine year old in 1995, before her big break on Nickelodeon

n Mariska Hargitay, eleven years before starring in Law and Order: SVU, talking about her holiday plans as part of an audition for an airline commercial

• Meg Ryan, Kelly Preston, Justine Bateman and Nicolette Sheridan are among some of the best-known young women of the mid- to late-1980s reading for roles in various 80s films

• Andy Dick and a host of other character actors in 1990 auditioning for one of the quirkiest TV series of the last 30 years

• Dean Cain and Kevin Sorbo trying out for commercials in the 1990s, not yet the TV superheroes they became a few years later

• Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna before any of the roles that qualified them for Dancing With The Stars

• Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally, Catherine Bell and other familiar TV and film faces of the 2000s reading for various commercials of the 1990s

Screen Tests

Click here to view the trailer

With more surprises found every day, RITY is constantly updating its online database with new names. Henceforth, Reelin’ In The Years Productions exclusively represents this footage for all forms of media on a worldwide basis.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions’ library of music footage includes over 20,000 hours available for license from the last 60 years. RITY also represents The Merv Griffin Show (1965 – 1986) with over 2,000 hours of in-depth interviews with historical figures, celebrities, actors and comedians.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions founder and president David Peck is available to discuss the new screen test acquisitions and his vision for the company. For further information, please visit www.reelinintheyears.com


03-29-2013

REELIN' IN THE YEARS SETS FOOTAGE LICENSING DEAL FOR “THE RED SKELTON HOUR”

Reelin' In The Years Productions (RITY), the world’s largest music footage library, has announced an agreement to exclusively represent for licensing all of the music footage from the classic television program The Red Skelton Hour, which aired on CBS from 1962 - 1970. This footage is unique in that the music performances haven’t been seen since the program was originally broadcast.

Red Skelton is widely considered to be one of the greatest entertainers of all time, and his television program, The Red Skelton Hour, is acknowledged as one of America's finest TV variety shows. Throughout the program’s history, many of the top musical artists of the day appeared, including the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, The Animals, The Kinks, The Fifth Dimension, Jan & Dean and Dionne Warwick. Reelin' In The Years Productions will be bringing its vast experience in the field of licensing to market the music footage from the show. The company has already begun the process of meticulously cataloging the library, and has started making footage available for clips to be used in various documentary productions.

The Red Skelton Hour archive contains a “who's who" of notable guests including some of the greatest musical icons of the era. The Rolling Stones made one of their earliest national TV appearances on the program  -- two months before their first time on The Ed Sullivan Show -- performing three songs including their first American single, “Tell Me.” The Beach Boys appeared twice on the show: once in 1963 (their second time ever on national TV, and with original member David Marks still in the band) and, again, in 1964 performing “In My Room” and “I Get Around.” Other gems in the archive include Three Dog Night performing their smash hit “Easy To Be Hard,” The Four Seasons singing their #1 hit “Sherry,” three appearances by Johnny Rivers including renditions of “Secret Agent Man,” “Memphis,” and his chart-topping hit “Poor Side Of Town” and The Association performing their #1 hit “Windy.” Possibly the rarest musical guest on the show was Iron Butterfly, who performed their classic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”

One of the greatest strengths of The Red Skelton Hour archive is the exceptional collection of “British Invasion” performances; virtually every major UK act, save the Beatles, appeared on the program. In addition to The Rolling Stones, other artists include The Kinks, The Animals, The Hollies, Manfred Mann, The Searchers, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, Dusty Springfield, Peter & Gordon, The Honeycombs, Chad & Jeremy, and Freddie & The Dreamers. To view a sampling of the unique content from The Red Skelton Hour that is now represented by RITY please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXXZsvDZlMc for a 9-minute trailer.

Commenting on the The Red Skelton Hour archive, Reelin’ In The Years founder and president David Peck stated, “Representing the performances and interviews from the musical guests on The Red Skelton Hour is truly a great honor. The holdings are incredible, featuring many unique and one-of-a-kind performances. In addition, since the music performances haven’t been utilized in any form since the early 1970’s, it’s the rediscovery of a great American treasure."

Reelin’ In The Years Productions was founded in 1992 with the goal of preserving music performance footage from around the globe and making it available to the entertainment industry in all forms of media. Over the past 15 years the company has signed representational deals with many of the words largest television stations. In addition, RITY also represents many smaller independent companies as well as private home movie archives. As a result, the company has amassed the world’s largest library of music footage housing over 20,000 hours of material from the last 60 years. Although RITY has always specialized in music footage licensing, the recent representation of the daily talk show, The Merv Griffin Show (1965 – 1986), the company has branched out to license over 2000 hours of other significant forms of footage including in-depth interviews with historical figures, celebrities and comedians. The signing of The Red Skelton Hour comes close on the heels of RITY’s recent signings of The Jack Benny Show as well as the music performances from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962 – 1992) and The Bob Hope archive containing over 280 Bob Hope Specials from 1950 – 1994.

In addition, Reelin’ In The Years has directed and produced over 70 music films including the Grammy®-nominated The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 series and The British Invasion DVD series.  For further information, please visit www.reelinintheyears.com.


10-16-2012

RITY's Ray Charles DVD wins Grand Prize in France

Reelin' In The Years Productions' Ray Charles- Live In France 1961 DVD recently won the 2011 Grand Prix for DVDs from France's prestigious Hot Club. Director David Peck and the producers are honored to be recognized for rediscovering this historic footage and for the hours of painstaking editing and reassembling of this material into a cohesive, watchable concert experience.


03-30-2012

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS SETS FOOTAGE LICENSING DEAL ON BEHALF OF “THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW”

Reelin’ In The Years Productions (RITY), the world’s largest music footage library, has announced an agreement to exclusively represent all of the footage from The Merv Griffin Show for licensing.

Acknowledged as one of the premier talk shows in the history of television, The Merv Griffin Show ran daily for some 25 years -- from October 1962 to September 1986.  Over the course of that time, a massive archive containing thousands upon thousands of hours of footage with over 5,000 guests joining Merv.  Reelin’ In The Years Productions will be bringing its vast experience in the field of licensing to market the footage from the show. The company has already begun the process of meticulously cataloguing the library, and has started making footage available for clips to be used in various documentary productions. RITY is also exploring the possibility of repackaging the programs for television, digital and home video markets.

To view a sampling of the unique content from The Merv Griffin Show that is now represented by RITY click here for a 7-minute trailer.

The Merv Griffin Show archive contains a “who’s who" of notable guests including many significant cultural, political, social and musical icons of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  Four U.S. Presidents -- Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan appeared as did Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Robert Kennedy. Legendary actors and directors that appeared on the program include Orson Welles, Robert De Niro, Sophia Loren, Dustin Hoffman, John Wayne and Grace Kelly. Musical performers and composers ranging from Devo to Aretha Franklin with Andrew Lloyd Weber, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees and Johnny Cash all guesting. The Merv Griffin Show hosted the late Whitney Houston’s first TV appearance in 1983. Sports figures interviewed by Merv on the show include Joe Namath and Reggie Jackson.  There's even a segment featuring Muhammed Ali and Larry Holmes promoting their 1980 heavyweight bout at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In addition, many of the most important comedians of the era were on the show including early performances by George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Jerry Seinfeld. The fashion industry is also well represented including interviews and fashion shows of the day with Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Halston and Giorgio Armani.

 

Commenting on the The Merv Griffin Show archive, Reelin’ In The Years founder and president David Peck stated, “Representing The Merv Griffin Show is truly a great honor. Of course, the archive is one of the most prestigious in all of television and the holdings are nothing short of incredible in terms of being both historically relevant and entertaining. Many of the most important names in the fields of music, entertainment, politics, sports, fashion and literature are part of this monumental archive. My company has long specialized in music footage, but with the addition of The Merv Griffin Show archive, we’re excited to branch out and represent footage of all of the great guests that appeared on the program - many of whom helped shape the culture of America and the modern world.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions was founded in 1992 and represents over 40 television stations and independent archives in Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Representing a combined library of over 20,000 hours spanning seven decades, RITY has become a world leader in placing footage in movies, television, digital/online media, DVDs and CDs.  The signing of The Merv Griffin Show comes close on the heels of RITY’s recent signings of the music performances from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962 – 1992), The Jack Benny Show and The Bob Hope archive containing over 280 Bob Hope Specials from 1950 – 1994.

Reelin' In The Years Productions LLC is the world’s largest music footage archive. In addition, the company has directed and produced over 70 music films including the Grammy®-nominated The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 series and the continuing British Invasion DVD series.  For further information, please visit www.reelinintheyears.com.


03-07-2012

RITY Inspects the Griffin Vaults

David and Phil inspect the Griffin Archive.

David Peck and Phil Galloway inspect the shelves in the warehouse holding the thousands of tapes comprising the Merv Griffin Show archive.


02-28-2012

RITY Represents Footage from The Merv Griffin Show

Hello friends,

This has been a very busy time for us here at Reelin' In The Years Productions. First in October we were honored to sign a deal to exclusively represent all of the musical footage from The Tonight Show (Starring Johnny Carson) from 1962 – 1992. In November we signed a deal with Bob Hope Enterprises to exclusively represent all of the music footage from the Bob Hope Show from 1950 – 1994 and then late last year we signed a contract to handle the music footage from all of the Jack Benny Specials from 1965 -1974. Today we are happy to announce that we now exclusively represent all of the footage from The Merv Griffin Show from 1963 – 1986. This deal is unlike many of our other deals where we just focused on the music; with this deal we represent the entire series. While The Merv Griffin show had many amazing musical guests, which we are very much looking forward to discovering, it was a variety talk show and so they also had guests like Dr. Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy,
John Wayne, Richard Pryor, Phil Spector, Bill Cosby, Steve McQueen, Tom Hanks and thousands of others. We are thrilled to announce this exciting news. We expect big things to happen in the coming years with this virtually untapped goldmine of American television history.

Over the last 14 years we've worked hard to amass the world's largest library of music footage and we're extremely proud of all of our clients that we represent around the globe (Europe, Australia & America) whether they have a few hours of material or like in the case of Merv Griffin Enterprises, thousands of hours. We've always prided ourselves in representing the very best from our international clients and now with our recent representation deals we're equally proud to handle some of the finest in American TV shows (Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Jack Benny & Merv Griffin).


11-16-2011

Ray Charles-Live In France 1961 reviews

“Seeing and hearing Ray perform so brilliantly 50 years ago in France, is an inspiration and reminds us just how gifted this man was and what an amazing and special talent he had.  This film is a fantastic way for us to continue to celebrate Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy.”  

—Jamie Foxx, Academy Award Winner/Best Actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray.


“What a discovery! Seeing Ray at his prime in 1961, live with his brilliant small band, is a gift from the gods. I can’t stop loving it.”

—David Ritz, co-author of Ray’s 1978 autobiography Brother Ray

 

Ray Charles Live In France 1961 is one of the most important musical films ever released. Musicologists and teachers will be playing this DVD for decades, so that their students can see one of the fathers of American music at his best.”

—International Review Of Music

 

“It’s a great blast from the past, the clarity and sound excellent and the editing first rate, a great tribute to the genius and the music of Ray Charles."

—No Depression

 

“A marvelous DVD that captures Ray Charles at his virtual peak. Top-notch.”

—Yahoo Music

 

“The performances themselves range from very good to electrifying…a truly valuable addition to the late artist’s legacy.”

—BlogCritics

 

“Remarkable…you can almost feel a star being born and taking off into the cosmos. “

—HITS Daily Double

 

“This absolutely mesmerizing collection captures everything with stunning beauty."

—Bill Bentley/The Morton Report

 

“Just to be able to watch this is considered a treat."

—MediaMike

 

“The performance featuring a seven piece band and the four Raylets is not only remarkable for it’s raw energy but for the mere fact that it was restored to such high quality. This reporter definitely recommends this as a sterling addition to anyone’s media collection.”

—Hollywood Today

 

“Without a doubt, “Ray Charles: Live in France” represents an important historical milepost in the career of its star.”

—Jazz History Online

 

Ray Charles Live In France 1961 is an opportunity to witness a legend at the pinnacle. There are no letdowns… this is Ray in his prime. He is simply one of the greatest singers of all time.”

—Audiophile Audition

 

"Frank Sinatra famously called Charles "The only genius in our business." Live In France 1961 backs that statement up in full and is an absolute must-own for Charles aficionados."

—Cinema Sentries


11-01-2011

RITY Represents Music Footage from The Tonight Show (Starring Johnny Carson, 1962-1992)

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS PRODUCTIONS TO REPPRESENT THE MUSIC FOOTAGE FROM “THE KING OF LATE NIGHT, JOHNNY CARSON”

Reelin’ In The Years Productions, the world’s largest music footage library, is proud to announce that it has signed a deal to represent The Carson Entertainment Group for licensing performances and interviews from the musical guests who appeared with Johnny Carson from 1962 – 1992.

Carson Entertainment Group controls the rights to the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson library. Thousands of hours of material has been catalogued, and preserved and is available for license.

For 30 years, from October 1962 through to May 1992, The Carson Show was one of the most important showcases in America for comedians, actors, sports figures, politicians, and music artists. Managed and administered by The Carson Entertainment Group, the vast program archives contain over 3,500 hours of footage across nearly 2,500 episodes. Reelin’ In The Years Productions will be bringing its vast experience in the field of music footage licensing to market the music performances to a wider clientele.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions (RITY), founded in 1992 by David Peck, represents over 35 television stations and independent archives in Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Representing a combined library of over 20,000 hours of music footage spanning seven decades, RITY has become a world leader in placing music footage clips in movies, television, digital/online media, DVDs and CDs.  Jeff Sotzing President of Carson Entertainment stated,“ David Peck and his staff have such a tremendous knowledge and respect for the music contained in the body of The Carson Show library that we thought the fit would be a natural. We look forward to a long and successful relationship”.

Commenting on the Carson archive, Reelin’ In The Years president David Peck stated, “Representing the performances and interviews from the musical guests on The Carson Show is truly an honor, the gravity of which is hard to convey. Of course, the archive is one of the most prestigious in all of television, and the holdings are truly incredible, featuring many unique and one-of-a-kind performances. Also, unlike many other programs from this time period where the bulk of the performances were lip-synched, all of the Cason performances are live.“

The Johnny Carson archive features a “who’s who" of music superstars from the 60’s to the 90’s. Just a few of the artists who appeared on the program include Paul McCartney, James Brown, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, and Stevie Ray Vaughan in one of his final TV appearances before his passing. In addition to legendary R&B, Soul, & Rock and Pop artists, the archive also includes a wide spectrum of many of the greatest country artists of the day. From Johnny Cash to Randy Travis, from Dolly Parton to The Judds, from George Jones to Garth Brooks, the archive is a veritable hall of fame in terms of live country performances.

Reelin' In The Years Productions LLC is the world’s largest music footage archive. In addition, the company has Directed and Produced over 70 DVDs including the Grammy®-nominated The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 series. Reelin’ In The Years Productions founder and president David Peck is available for interviews. For further information, please visit www.reelinintheyears.com.


09-15-2011

Ray Charles- Live In France 1961 DVD to be released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG-tHlwRToI 

50-YEAR-OLD LOST RAY CHARLES CONCERTS  TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

 Ray Charles cover

105 MINUTES FROM LEGENDARY 1961 ANTIBES JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERTS DISCOVERED!

“Seeing and hearing Ray perform so brilliantly 50 years ago in France, is an inspiration and reminds us just how gifted this man was and what an amazing and special talent he had.  This film is a fantastic way for us to continue to celebrate Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy.”  

—Jamie Foxx, Academy Award Winner/Best Actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the film Ray.

New York, NY—Eagle Rock Entertainment and Reelin’ In The Years Productions are proud to announce the October 25th worldwide release of Ray Charles - Live In France 1961 on DVD. The newly discovered concerts, featuring an hour and 45 minutes of performances, were filmed at the 1961 Antibes Jazz Festival in France and show Ray Charles in his prime period with the original Raeletts and his most legendary band (including David “Fathead” Newman and Hank Crawford.) These concerts, Ray’s first-ever performances in Europe, helped him become one of America’s most beloved international stars. Issued with the full cooperation of the Ray Charles Estate, the concerts have been newly transferred from the original 16mm films and have been digitally restored and remastered. [Pre-book Order Date September 30, MSRP $14.98]

Ray Charles - Live In France 1961 features 25 songs including the timeless classics “What’d I Say," “Georgia On My Mind,” "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" and "I Believe To My Soul." Also included are “Doodlin’,” "One Mint Julep" & "Hornful Soul" showcasing Ray’s jazz era, as well as the country-tinged Nat King Cole composition, “With You On My Mind,” a song Ray never recorded. Also included is a 25-minute bonus section that features six additional performances from the festival.
 
This historic discovery is the first project to develop from the new partnership between Reelin’ In The Years Productions, the world’s largest library of music footage and France’s Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (Ina), one of Europe’s most important footage archives. Reelin’ In The Years is confident that Ina’s vast, well-documented archive will provide music footage for many more projects of this caliber in the near future.
 
Ray Charles - Live In France 1961 will make its Hollywood (and world-wide) premiere at a special screening presented by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles on October 20th.  The film’s producers and other notables are expected to be on hand at the event for which tickets are available to the public. The screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion that will include director David Peck, one of the film’s producers Tom Gulotta, Ray Charles catalog authority James Austin and Rob Bowman, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Toronto’s York University, whose incisive liner notes are part of the Ray Charles - Live In France 1961 package.
 
Reelin’ In the Years has produced some of the most highly-regarded anthology DVD series in music history including the four-volume, GRAMMY-nominated American Folk Blues Festival series, the multi-platinum selling Definitive Motown series (Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles), The British Invasion series and the award-winning Jazz Icons series. This fall will also see the release of The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 and six new titles in Volume 5 of the Jazz Icons series, bringing the total number of titles in the series to 36.
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.
 
Producers David Peck, Tom Gulotta, Phil Galloway and Steve Scoville are available for interviews. For further information, please visit www.reelinintheyears.com or www.jazzicons.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reelin-In-The-Years-Productions/180632701957726
 

 “What a discovery! Seeing Ray at his prime in 1961, live with his brilliant small band, is a gift from the gods. I can’t stop loving it.”  

- David Ritz, co-author of Ray’s 1978 autobiography Brother Ray

TRACK LISTING:

July 18, 1961:

1) The Story

2) Doodlin’

3) One Mint Julep

4) Let The Good Times Roll

5) Georgia On My Mind

6) Sticks And Stones

7) Hallelujah, I Love Her So

8) What’d I Say

July 22, 1961:

9) Hornful Soul

10) Let The Good Times Roll

11) Georgia On My Mind

12) My Bonnie

13) With You On My Mind

14) Ruby

15) Tell The Truth

16) I Wonder

17) Sticks And Stones

18) I Believe To My Soul

19) What’d I Say

Bonus Tracks July 19,1961:

20) The Story

21) Sticks And Stones

22) Yes Indeed

23) I Believe To My Soul

24) What ’d I Say

July21, 1961

25) I Wonder


09-08-2011

Here's the info on the Hollies screening in LA

Hollies E-Vite


08-08-2011

Hollies- Look Through Any Window 1963-1975 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE HOLLIES: LOOK THROUGH ANY WINDOW 1963 - 1975 . 22 COMPLETE VINTAGE TELEVISION PERFORMANCES BY THE CLASSIC BRITISH GROUP AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD.

~ORIGINAL MEMBERS TELL THE BAND’S STORY IN NEW INTERVIEWS~

New York, NY—Eagle Rock Entertainment and Reelin’ In The Years Productions announce the October 4 worldwide release of The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 on DVD. Issued with the full cooperation of the Hollies, this is the first official documentary film of the legendary British group known for its classic songs and brilliant vocals. The film includes 22 full-length performances sourced from television appearances filmed at the time the songs were hitting the charts for the first time. Between performances, original band members Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott share the history of one of the most beloved groups of the 1960s. Starting with Graham and Allan reminiscing about singing together as young schoolboys and culminating in the group’s last major hit in 1975, the film features over two hours of interviews and music. As a testament to their legacy, The Hollies were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in March, 2010.

The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 [MSPR $14.98] features all of the band’s beloved hits including rocking performances of “Bus Stop and Stop Stop Stop” from 1967 and “Look Through Any Window and “I Can’t Let Go” from 1966.  Also included is a great 1968 performance of “Dear Eloise”, a 1966 rendition of UK chart-topper “I’m Alive” and newly discovered versions of “Jennifer Eccles and Carrie Anne” from the 1968 Spilt Festival in Yugoslavia. Of special note is 10 minutes of footage of the band shot in early 1967 at the Abbey Road Studios recording session for their world-wide hit “On A Carousel.” The segment includes astonishing footage of Graham, Allan and Tony recording their lead and backing vocals, heard “naked,” without the instrumental track. Also featured in the film are performances by the Hollies from the “post-Graham Nash era,” featuring Terry Sylvester, and including the worldwide chart-toppers “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” and a beautiful version of their last Top 10 hit “The Air That I Breathe”. In addition, the film features never-before-seen home movies of the group on tour in the ‘60s in America, Europe and Japan and backstage at television appearances, providing a rare glimpse of their offstage lives.

For The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 film every effort has been made to locate the best possible sound and video; each of the performances has been re-transferred and re-mastered from the best-quality, original masters (some having rested in storage vaults for almost 50 years). In the case of lip-sync performances, the original stereo master recordings have been used, replacing the mono broadcast sound and making for a much more enjoyable viewing and listening experience. The DVD also features an informative booklet with an extensive essay by former Rolling Stone editor and award-winning writer, Ben Fong-Torres, including rare photographs and memorabilia.

To view the trailer please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tpIcUwG5l4

On September 22, 2011 the film will have its world-wide premiere at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., home to many of prestigious cinematic events and panel discussions with noted filmmakers including James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky.

Graham Nash and Allan Clarke, along with the producers, will take part in a panel discussion immediately following the screening.

The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 is the latest release in the acclaimed British Invasion DVD Series. The previous four releases, Small Faces: All Or Nothing 1965 – 1968, Dusty Springfield: Once Upon A Time 1964 – 1969, Herman’s Hermits: Listen People 1964 – 1969 and Gerry & The Pacemakers: It’s Gonna Be All Right 1963 – 1965 all garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike.

Reelin’ In the Years has produced some of the most highly-regarded anthology DVD series in music history including the four-volume, GRAMMY-nominated American Folk Blues Festival series, the multi-platinum selling Definitive Motown series (Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles), The British Invasion series and the award-winning Jazz Icons series. This fall will also see the release of Ray Charles – Live In France 1961 and six new titles in Volume 5 of the Jazz Icons series, bringing the total number of titles in the series to thirty-six. For more information on please visit www.reelinintheyears.com.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Kayos-Productions/102922656447240.

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07-26-2011

The British Invasion lives on!

We are pleased to announce that our British Invasion series will see another release this year. The Hollies- Look Through Any Window 1964-1974 will be released worldwide through Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD in October. The Hollies were one of the most beloved rock groups of the sixties and seventies. This first official retrospective features 22 complete performances filmed between 1963 and 1975, spanning their entire hit-making career. New interviews with founding members Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott tell the fascinating story of this group whose stellar musicianship and beautiful vocals thrilled millions of fans and influenced generations of new bands.

Performances:
Baby That’s All
Rockin’ Robin
Little Lover
Just One Look
Here I Go Again
I’m Alive
Look Through Any Window
I Can’t Let Go
Bus Stop
Stop Stop Stop
On A Carousel
Carrie Anne
Dear Eloise
King Midas In
Reverse
Jennifer Eccles
Wings
Do The Best You Can
Listen To Me
Sorry Suzanne
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Long Cool Woman
The Air That I Breathe


02-04-2011

Reelin’ In The Years Productions To Represent Ina’s TV Music Footage Archive

For Immediate Release


 

France’s Ina (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel) one of the world’s greatest audio/visual archives and Reelin’ In The Years Productions LLC (RITY), the world’s largest music footage library, are proud to announce that RITY will represent Ina’s vast archival collection of music performance clips, full concerts, and artist interviews for licensing in all forms of media.

Long considered a goldmine of music footage, the Ina audio/visual archive includes performances and interviews with many of the greatest rock, jazz, blues, country, disco and pop artists from the 1950s through the 1980s. Included in the Ina library are complete concerts by the Beatles in 1965 and the Rolling Stones in 1976, as well as full shows by Aretha Franklin (1970), Marvin Gaye (1976) and Ray Charles (1968). Two of the rarest complete programs in the library are a Grateful Dead outdoor concert from 1971 and a Clash concert from the 1980 London Calling tour. Commenting on the Ina archive, Reelin’ In The Years founder and president David Peck stated, “I have the privilege of representing some of the finest music footage archives in the world, and can truly say that the Ina archive is exceptional in terms of both the quality and quantity of its footage holdings - including rare color performances from as early as 1967. It is a great honor to represent their footage”

In addition to complete concerts, the Ina library includes a treasure trove of great performances. Jimi Hendrix performed 11 songs on seven different programs just in 1967 alone, while Cream (with Eric Clapton) performed on three separate occasions between 1966 and 1968 (with their first performance being the earliest known footage of the band.) The Ina library also includes tremendous footage filmed on location outside of France including The Who in the studio recording their 1967 hit “Pictures Of Lily”, Creedence Clearwater Revival practicing in their California rehearsal studio in 1970, and Booker T. & The MG’s recording in the famous Stax Records studio in Memphis. INA’s jazz footage holdings include the only known performance of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” from 1965, a complete Thelonious Monk solo piano concert from 1970 and numerous Miles Davis performances from 1957 forward including a complete concert from 1969.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions was founded in 1992 and represents over 35 television stations and independent archives in Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Representing a combined library of over 12,000 hours of music footage spanning seven decades, RITY has become the world’s leader in placing music footage clips in movies, television, digital/online media, DVDs and CDs. Regarding RITY, Ina Director of Marketing and Sales Jean Luc Vernhet stated, “We have found with Reelin’ in the Years a reliable, passionate and proactive specialist of Music. Their deep knowledge of music footage will be a tremendous help in promoting and giving a new life to our precious content.

About Ina

First audiovisual archive centre in the world and the first digital image databank in Europe, the Institut national de l’audiovisuel has been preserving from 1974 the radio and television archives of the French public service. In 1992, its mission was extended to collecting and preserving the mandatory archives. Apart from collecting, preserving, restoring and selling those archives, Ina is also a research laboratory and the first European training centre (academic and further education) in every field for sound and image professionals. Finally, Ina produces every year a large number of documentaries, pursues a creative production policy, at the forefront in the field of interactive production, cultural and educational contents.

About Reelin' In The Years Productions

Reelin' In The Years Productions LLC is the world’s largest music footage archive. In addition, the company has produced over 60 DVDs including the Grammy®-nominated The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 series and the critically acclaimed and best selling 30 DVD Jazz Icons series. Reelin’ In The Years Productions founder and president David Peck is available for interviews. For further information, please visit www.reelinintheyears.com and www.jazzicons.com. For press information and interviews please contact: David Peck at dpeck@reelinintheyears.com


 

 

 

 

 

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