Fulwell 73 has confirmed that it has begun work on upcoming documentary film The Story Of Motown with Universal’s relaunched Polygram company.
The film will be directed by Fulwell 73 partners Gabe and Ben Turner and will focus on the history and influence of the iconic Motown Records label.
The first-ever trailer for the film was premiered at Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2017 Grammy Showcase at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles and introduced by Berry Gordy, a founder of Motown and an executive producer on the movie.
The film’s additional executive producers include Capitol Music Group Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett, Marty Bandier, Michelle Jubelirer and David Blackman. Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman will produce.
Spearheaded by Steve Barnett, chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group, the documentary features footage and recordings from Gordy’s personal archive and focuses on Motown’s birth in Detroit in 1958 until its 1972 relocation to Los Angeles.