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RADiUS-TWC has acquired worldwide rights for the Quincy Jones-produced jazz documentary Keep on Keepin’ On.
The film from director Alan Hicks centers on the friendship between jazz legend Clark Terry and young, blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. Terry, 89, played with legends such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie and taught icons such as Miles Davis and Quincy Jones.
Jones produced along with Paula DuPre’ Pesmen.
“This a rare and inspiring story that will strike a special chord with audiences everywhere, just as it did with us. We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with the world,” said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein.
Added Jones: “To know that a film about my first teacher Clark Terry – the man who put me on his shoulders more than 70 years ago – will get the chance to be seen by a wider audience makes my soul smile.”
The deal was negotiated by Dan Guando, The Weinstein Co. executive vp acquisitions, and RADiUS-TWC co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. Josh Braun, Dan Braun and David Koh of Submarine acted on behalf of the filmmakers.
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