Content Film Shopping BBC-Financed Teddy Pendergrass Doc — Berlin

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Storyvault Films, Tempo Productions and Wasted Talent are on house to furnish Pendergrass, a underline length documentary about mythological RB artist Teddy Pendergrass.

Olivia Lichtenstein (The Silent Twin: Without My Shadow) is set to approach while Content Media is doing general sales and offered a doc to buyers during a European Film Market in Berlin.

Lichtenstein produces around her radio ensign Storyvault Films in organisation with Tempo Productions’ Piers Tempest and Wasted Talent’s Ian Flooks.

BBC Films is co-financing with behaving conduct Joe Oppenheimer portion as exec writer alongside Pendergrass’ former manager Shep Gordon, Daniel Markus and Allan Strahl.

Iconic thespian Black Elvis was lifted in misery in Philadelphia and rose to celebrity in a early 70s as a lead thespian of a rope Harold Melvin and a Blue Notes. After achieving tellurian success with hits such as “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” Pendergrass launched his solo career and available classical songs including “Love T.K.O” and “Turn Off a Lights.” He became a initial black masculine thespian to record 5 uninterrupted multi-platnum albums in a U.S.

In 1982, during a age of 31, a thespian was left paralysed following a automobile collision and late from a open eye for 3 years. He eventually returned to a theatre and available RB hits and bullion albums into a ‘90s including “Love Language,” that enclosed strike singular “Hold Me” featuring Whitney Houston. Pendergrass died in 2010.

Filmmakers will talk his family and friends as good as Blue Notes’ Lloyd Parks, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle and LaToya Jackson.

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