Thursday, October 16, 2014
Virgil Films Acquires U.S. Digital, VOD, and DVD Rights to "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me"
Virgil Films recently announced that they've acquired the U.S. digital, VOD and DVD rights for "Glen Campbell" I'll Be Me". The film documents Country music icon "Glen Campbell" who embarks on a farewell tour after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift among many others. "Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me" hits theaters in limited release on October 24th. U.S. digital, VOD and DVD release is slated for early 2015.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: http://glencampbellmovie.com/
Virgil Films announced that it has acquired the U.S. digital, VOD and DVD rights to GLEN CAMPBELL: I'LL BE ME, a new film about the country/pop superstar produced and directed by actor-filmmaker James Keach (Walk the Line). The film will open in key theatrical markets nationwide in the fourth quarter of 2014, with release on DVD and VOD to follow in early 2015.
The distribution agreement was negotiated by Joe Amodei, CEO and President of Virgil Films, and Lisa A. Callif, Partner at Donaldson + Callif, LLP.
The film, produced and directed by James Keach (producer of Walk the Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (producer of Groundhog Day). They also collaborated on the award winning film Waiting for Forever.
In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America.
What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour."
The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen's progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.
Virgil's Joe Amodei said: "We are honored to bring this portrait of Glen Campbell to American audiences. This great entertainer and his indelible music have been a part of so many lives for decades, we look forward to reminding everyone of what's so special about him."