"Michel Legrand Is Music" from Art Plus Film Television
Vincent Vellardita, CEO of ValCom Inc., announced today ValCom Inc. completed production and acquired theatrical and television distribution rights to the 75-minute documentary, "Michel Legrand Is Music" from Art Plus Film Television. The documentary pays tribute to Michel Legrand's five-decade, multiple award-winning career composing many of the most memorable film and television scores and songs of all time.
ValCom Inc. will premiere the documentary in a limited week-long theatrical run in New York City on September 18th at the Coliseum Theater. In addition, the documentary will premiere in Los Angeles on September 16th at the Laemmle Grand Cineplex 4.
"Michel Legrand Is Music" honors the work of the three-time Academy Award-winning French music composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand. Legrand composed more than 200 film and television scores and numerous jazz, popular and classical musical albums. He won Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Song for "The Windmills of Your Mind" from "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1969), Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for "Summer of '42" (1971) and Best Music, Original Song for Barbra Streisand Movie "Yentl" (1983).
Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight narrates the documentary. It was directed by Philippe Louis Martin and executive produced by Vincent Vellardita with producers Jean Beaulne and Michael S. Pratter. It features a special guest appearance by Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark, Ginnette Reno, Patti Austin, Brian Strokes, song-writer Alan Bergman, Sheldon Harnick and Carol Connors.
"In the course of my 30 year career in music and television entertainment, there has been no composer as admired as Michel Legrand, " said Vincent Vellardita, CEO of ValCom Inc. "When I learned of this project I jumped at the opportunity to executive produce and distribute it. Legrand is a musical genius on par with the great composers of all time. He has world-wide appeal across many generations of fans."
"I've had the honor to spend the last three years chronicling the legendary music of the master composer Michel Legrand, " says Art Plus Film Television producer, Jean Beaulne. "I was blessed to have crossed paths with Vince Vellardita and ValCom. His experience and his company's expertise were crucial in completing this documentary tribute to a true musical legend."
Based in Clearwater, Florida, ValCom Inc. is a diversified, fully integrated, independent entertainment company that has been in operation since 1983. ValCom Inc., through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, creates and operates full service facilities that accommodate film, television and commercial productions with its four divisions comprised of studio and rental, television and film, television broadcasting and live theatre. ValCom's client list consists of MGM, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, CBS, Sony, NBC, Phantom of The Opera, HSN and more.
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