via press release:
VH1 ROCK DOCS COMMEMORATES BEST SELLING BOY BAND OF ALL TIME’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF
“BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF”
FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD AT 9PM ET/PT
New York, NY- February 17, 2014 –VH1 will commemorate the best-selling boy band of all time’s 20th anniversary with the VH1 Rock Doc “Backstreet Boys: Show ’Em What You’re Made Of.” The documentary will make its world television premiere on Friday, April 3rd at 9PM ET/ PT. The film was directed by Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man) and stars original group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, all of whom were producers on the film along with Mia Bays.
“Backstreet Boys: Show ’Em What You’re Made Of” is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over 2 years that delves into the extremes of fame, fortune, betrayal and renewal. The documentary follows the members as they share their lives with us and relive their journey together, revealing new and old tensions that need confronting and resolving.
The multiple award-winning and Grammy-nominated group has sold 130 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. Not only have their first 9 albums all debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 100 but they have gone gold and platinum in 46 countries. The Backstreet Boys are the only group in Canadian history to have 3 consecutive diamond albums commemorating sales of over 10 million records and they hold 2 diamond awards in the US. The group also made history when their anticipated 11-week, 39-city 1999-2000 North American MILLENNIUM arena tour sold out within the first hour. The Backstreet Boys continue to be an essential figure in pop culture receiving a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
VH1’s Emmy Award-winning Rock Docs are feature-length music documentaries focusing on a variety of today’s popular genres, trends and views. Overseeing for VH1 are Susan Levison, Warren Cohen, Leah Horwitz and Ben Zurier. BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF was produced by group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson and Mia Bays and executive produced by Sam Sniderman, Jeff Kwatinetz and Jennifer Sousa. Gravitas Ventures acquired the rights to the Pulse Films, K-Bahn LLC and Missing in Action Films production.
Gravitas Ventures have the North American theatrical, VOD, and DVD rights to “Backstreet Boys: Show ’Em What You’re Made Of.” The international theatrical release of the film will be handled by London-based distributor More2Screen and will roll-out worldwide on February 26, 2015.
For the latest on the Backstreet Boys check out their Website, Twitter page @BackstreetBoys and #BackStreetBoys and on Facebook.
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About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a leading all rights distributor of independent cinema. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with more than 500 content partners, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands. Recent releases include Sundance smash PING PONG SUMMER with Susan Sarandon, THE LONGEST WEEK starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde, and FELONY, starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson. Upcoming titles include: MANNY, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW ‘EM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF and Spike Lee’s DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS. For more information, please check out www.gravitasventures.com and @GravitasVOD.
About Pulse Films
Founded in 2005, Pulse Films is a uniquely integrated production company that has produced multiple award winning feature films, commercials, music videos, branded content and television formats. Their distinguished film slate includes the seminal LCD Soundsystem documentary SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, the record breaking Paramount Pictures released Katy Perry film PART OF ME, the Grammy & Grierson nominated Blur documentary NO DISTANCE LEFT TO RUN and the 2012 Sundance best Cinematography award winner WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? starring Gael Garcia Bernal.Pulse’s most recent theatrical releases include the double Sundance award winning 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH featuring Nick Cave, and THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS starring Edwyn Collins, which received its world premiere at SXSW. Pulse Films has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris.