Showtime recently aired the documentary with State Island’s own Wu Tang Clan in Of Mics and Men anthology. Now the network is in works to present another powerhouse in music history in Motown Records. The new film will be called Hitsville: The Making Of Motown and will explore the rise of Berry Gordy’s empire from 1958 – 1971 reports Variety.
Gabe and Ben Turner will direct the film and Berry Gordy will be the executive producer. It will feature interviews and rare footage from archives of Berry Gordy. This will be quite the historical piece as Motown was integral in the Civil Rights Era as they represented strength for African Americans musically and business wise as they impacted not only the United States, but the world.
CMG Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett
With Showtime and Altitude, we are excited to have two strong partners to bring the incredible story of Motown, one of the world’s most iconic record labels, to audiences in North America, U.K. and Ireland. As the first official documentary with Berry Gordy, the founder of the iconic label, audiences will gain new perspectives on the recording artists and songwriters who shaped the era.
Motown was the home of legendary stars who would transcend the music industry such as Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson.