CNN has exclusively acquired domestic broadcast rights for the feature documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me from PCH Films.
CNN intends to broadcast the documentary in June, with an encore in November 2015.
Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me was directed by James Keach, and produced by Keach with Trevor Albert. The documentary spotlights five-time Grammy award winner, singer-songwriter Glen Campbell during his struggle with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and the progression of the illness throughout his “Goodbye Tour” in 2011 and 2012. Though the tour was originally planned as a five-week run, Campbell’s health, as well as demand from fans, allowed the tour to expand to 151 shows.
“We look forward to having the Campbells’ brave story – unfortunately familiar to too many American families – on CNN. This partnership will guarantee that millions of people will have the opportunity to see our movie and understand just how important it is to both raise awareness – and find an end – to Alzheimer’s disease,” said Albert.
“Eli Lilly and Company has been committed to advancing Alzheimer’s research and treatment for over 25 years,” said Katrina Cukaj, executive vice president, CNN Ad Sales. “Through this thoughtful partnership, we are proud to align our efforts around this powerful film.”
Keach added, “Here’s a guy, an iconic musician, who was faced with having to hang up his guitar, his career over, but instead, he says, ‘I ain’t done yet. I’m going out to show what this disease is,’ because he wants to change the conversation. If that ain’t a hero, I don’t know what is.”
The acquisition deal between CNN Films and PCH Films was negotiated by Courtney Sexton and Stacey Wolf of CNN, and by Lisa Callif of Donaldson+Callif on behalf of the filmmakers.
The film’s soundtrack, which features the Grammy-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” is available on Big Machine Records.
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