HBO, Scorsese Partner on Bill Clinton Doc
Filmmaker will produce and direct telepic on 42nd president
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/17/2012 1:52:02 PM
Scorsese will produce and direct the telepic, which is being made with Clinton's full cooperation. The film will explore the 42nd president's perspectives on history, politics, culture and the world from when he was in office and the years since. Steve Bing will also serve as producer.
"President Clinton is one of the most compelling figures of our time, whose world view and perspective, combined with his uncommon intelligence, make him a singular voice on the world stage," said HBO CEO Richard Plepler and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. "This documentary, under Marty's gifted direction, creates a unique opportunity for the President to reflect on myriad issues that have consumed his attention and passion throughout both his presidency and post-presidency."
The documentary will be Scorsese's fourth collaboration with the pay-cabler, joining fellow docs Public Speaking and George Harrison: Living in the Material World and the hit series Boardwalk Empire.
"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film," added Clinton. "I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as president, and my work in the years since, with HBO's audience."
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