A documentary is within the works on the life and profession of Diane Warren, the prolific songwriter behind numerous hits with dozens of legendary artists.
The untitled characteristic movie, which is at the moment in manufacturing, will chronicle how Warren got here to cement her place in music historical past by archival footage and intimate interviews from all through her profession. The documentary will probably be filmed in cinéma vérité type and can hint Warren’s course of and work ethic relationship again to when she was 14.
Bess Kargman, a PGA Award winner for her doc collection “Defying Gravity: The Untold Story of Women’s Gymnastics,” is directing the movie, with documentary studio XTR producing.
“I know there are a lot of music documentaries, but this is the first one about me! I am looking forward to ‘turning back time’ (see what I did there) and sharing my story. There will be looking back and there will also be looking forward, which to me is always the most exciting part,” Warren mentioned in a press release.
Warren’s credit span all genres of music and embrace tracks by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Paloma Faith, Andra Day, Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes, Common, Janelle Monáe, Missy Elliott, Charlie Puth, Zendaya and extra. She has written songs for music icons like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Cher, with hit songs akin to “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” (Aerosmith), “If I Could Turn Back Time” (Cher), “Blame it on the Rain” (Milli Vanilli), “Un-Break My Heart” (Toni Braxton), “Rhythm of the Night” (DeBarge) and “How Do I Live” (LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood).
In all, Warren has penned 9 No. 1 hits and 32 songs which have hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She’s additionally been nominated for 15 Grammys, and her songs have appeared in over 100 movies, netting her 12 Oscar nominations however, inexplicably, no wins.
In chatting with TheWrap forward of final month’s Academy Awards — the place she was nominated for the music “Io Sí (Seen)” from the Netflix movie “The Life Ahead” — Warren mirrored on each Oscar-nominated music she’s written and shared which of them she actually thought would win. You can learn that interview right here.
The documentary is govt produced by Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett and Justin Lacob for XTR, Todd Garner for Broken Road and Risa Shapiro.
“With the popularity of music documentaries exploding, it’s finally time to tell the story of this prolific and legendary songwriter who has powered many superstars to the top of the charts. Diane Warren is one of the most prodigious, accomplished songwriters of our time,” Justin Lacob, head of improvement at XTR, mentioned in a press release. “This documentary gives an intimate look at all aspects of her life and career to pay homage to an unparalleled talent in the music and entertainment industry.”
“Having worked with Diane on four of the movies of her Oscar nominated songs, I have such a deep appreciation and love of Diane and her unparalleled talent,” Todd Garner, govt producer, mentioned in a press release. “I am truly excited for the rest of the world to see not only her process, but to dig deeper into where these incredible songs come from.”
“Diane’s impact on our culture has been profound and transcends generations of music fans — I remember (with great fondness) singing her hit songs a cappella as a college student,” Kargman mentioned. “It is an honor to chronicle her inspiring story and document the life and career of the most prolific songwriter of our time for this film.”
Warren is the only real proprietor of her publishing firm Realsongs. Her latest unique music is “Somehow You Do,” which is carried out by Reba…
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