Imagine Entertainment, the Hollywood production company co-founded by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Warner Music Group that will see the two industry leaders collaborate closely on music-focused projects across film, TV, documentaries and more.
The partnership gives Imagine access to the music libraries of WMG's family of labels, as well as publisher Warner Chappell. The first Imagine/WMG joint is Genius: Aretha, the biopic series about Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin set to premiere on the National Geographic Channel this fall.
"I've always looked for new ways to bring a story to life. This is my passion. Our new partnership with WMG gives us a new dimension to do exactly that - ignite emotion in stories," remarked Grazer. "The content that lives inside songs gives life to a fresh sonic and cinematic power. Len Blavatnik is a visionary in the space and everyone at Imagine is thrilled to partner with him and his team."