Using “Made in America” as a token of cultural relevancy, Showtime acquired the Jay Z documentary.
“As soon as we saw this film we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime,” said the network’s entertainment president David Nevins. “Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent. We are proud to bring ‘Made in America’ to Showtime where it joins our impressive roster of provocative and compelling documentaries helmed by award-winning filmmakers.
The film covers Jay Z’s two-day music festival in Philadelphia of the same name and is directed by Ron Howard and executive produced by the hip-hop titan. Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer are bringing the documentary to television October 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The theme of “making it in American” is shown through interviews and performances of a varying artists from Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Run D.M.C., Skrillex, Kayne West, and many others, according to The Hollywood Reporter.