14 MAY 2021

PBS ACQUIRES US RIGHTS OF FILMRISE'S ORIGINAL SERIES "ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS"

The six-part series is an eye-opening ride through the amazing world and history of music photography.

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"Icon: Music Through The Lens" (Credits: Deborah Feingold)

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FilmRise announces that PBS has acquired U.S. domestic broadcast and digital rights to their six-episode original series “Icon: Music Through The Lens”, produced in partnership with Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studios. Beginning this summer, PBS will present each of the six one-hour long episodes weekly as part of their summer prime-time lineup.

Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise says: “'Icon: Music Through The Lens' is an eye-opening six-part thrill ride through the amazing world and history of music photography.  The series charts the fascinating lives and often crazy experiences of those who have documented popular music in images, from the earliest darkrooms to the fast-evolving digital landscapes of the present day.  FilmRise and our production partner at Mercury Studios are thrilled that the ICON documentary series will be presented to U.S. audiences on PBS.  This is a comprehensive and definitive series that will appeal to all lovers of music and photography and we feel that the series uniquely and distinctly immerses the viewer in the culture and history of this fascinating art form”.

"Icon: Music Through The Lens" was produced and directed by acclaimed music director Dick Carruthers, who has worked with a vast range of artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Beyonce, White Stripes, Oasis, Paul McCartney and Black Sabbath together with series curator and music photographer Gered Mankowitz.

Some of the photographers interviewed alongside Gered Mankowitz about their work in music include Jill Furmanovsky, Kevin Westenberg, Terry O’Neill, Kevin Cummins, Bob Gruen, Rachel Wright, Deborah Feingold, Baron Wolman, Neal Preston, Roger Sargent, Dean Chalkley, Tom Sheehan, Pooneh Ghana, Michael Zagaris, Danny Clinch, Rankin and Mick Rock.

This is a comprehensive and definitive series that will appeal to all lovers of music and photography and we feel that the series uniquely and distinctly immerses the viewer in the culture and history of this fascinating art form” Danny Fisher CEO of FilmRise