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Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary Lands at Magnolia

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to director Kevin Kerslake’s Joan Jett documentary, “Bad Repuation.” Magnolia plans a 2018 theatrical release for the film, which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie follows Jett from her early years as the founder and backbone of the all-female band the Runaways during the […]

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to director Kevin Kerslake’s Joan Jett documentary, “Bad Repuation.” Magnolia plans a 2018 theatrical release for the film, which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie follows Jett from her early years as the founder and backbone of the all-female band the Runaways during the […]

Joan Jett Sundance Documentary ‘Bad Reputation’ Acquired By Magnolia

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Bad Reputation, Kevin Kerslake’s feature-length documentary about rocker Joan Jett that bowed last month at the Sundance Film Festival. A 2018 theatrical release is planned.
The pic centers on Jett’s early years as founder and backbone of The Runaways, her seminal 1970s punk band, and then meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to catapult her as a solo rocker.
Joel Marcus wrote the pic, which was produced by…

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Bad Reputation, Kevin Kerslake's feature-length documentary about rocker Joan Jett that bowed last month at the Sundance Film Festival. A 2018 theatrical release is planned. The pic centers on Jett’s early years as founder and backbone of The Runaways, her seminal 1970s punk band, and then meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to catapult her as a solo rocker. Joel Marcus wrote the pic, which was produced by…

Joan Jett Documentary ‘Bad Reputation’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to Kevin Kerslake’s “Bad Reputation,” which chronicles the life and career of Joan Jett, the distributor announced Friday.

“Bad Reputation” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically in 2018.

The documentary follows Jett from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980, to her presence in pop culture and rock and roll. The film features rare archival footage and interviews from close friends who talk about Jett’s experience in the ’70s punk scene.

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“Joan Jett has a pure rock and roll heart and her influence, both musically and as a role model to a generation, has been profound,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Kevin’s film beautifully realizes her journey.”

Kerslake added, “It’s so rewarding to have a film about an independent spirit like Joan Jett to be picked up by Magnolia, which has such a remarkable history of releasing challenging films and supporting independent efforts. “Magnolia is the perfect home for ‘Bad Reputation.’”

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“Bad Reputation” was written by Joel Marcus and was produced by Peter Afterman and Carianne Brinkman. Executive producers are Dan Braun of Submarine and Justus Haerder and Kathy Rivkin-Daum for BMG. Alessandra Pasquino and Margaret Yen are co=producers. BMG solely financed the film.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia co-EVP Dori Begley and Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Dan Braun and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of BMG.

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to Kevin Kerslake’s “Bad Reputation,” which chronicles the life and career of Joan Jett, the distributor announced Friday.

“Bad Reputation” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically in 2018.

The documentary follows Jett from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980, to her presence in pop culture and rock and roll. The film features rare archival footage and interviews from close friends who talk about Jett’s experience in the ’70s punk scene.

“Joan Jett has a pure rock and roll heart and her influence, both musically and as a role model to a generation, has been profound,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Kevin’s film beautifully realizes her journey.”

Kerslake added, “It’s so rewarding to have a film about an independent spirit like Joan Jett to be picked up by Magnolia, which has such a remarkable history of releasing challenging films and supporting independent efforts. “Magnolia is the perfect home for ‘Bad Reputation.'”

“Bad Reputation” was written by Joel Marcus and was produced by Peter Afterman and Carianne Brinkman. Executive producers are Dan Braun of Submarine and Justus Haerder and Kathy Rivkin-Daum for BMG. Alessandra Pasquino and Margaret Yen are co=producers. BMG solely financed the film.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia co-EVP Dori Begley and Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Dan Braun and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of BMG.

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Joan Jett: Rock Music ‘Will Never Be Dead’ (Watch)

Music icon Joan Jett doesn’t think that rock music will ever die. “It could be dead to the radio. It could be dead, to a degree, commercially. It’ll never be dead as long as there are guitars and amps that you can plug in,” Jett said at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T while promoting her […]

Music icon Joan Jett doesn’t think that rock music will ever die. “It could be dead to the radio. It could be dead, to a degree, commercially. It’ll never be dead as long as there are guitars and amps that you can plug in,” Jett said at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T while promoting her […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ava DuVernay, Taika Waititi Heading to 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Catherine Hardwicke and Taika Waititi are heading to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to discuss their work and the power of media, it was announced Thursday.

DuVernay, Patrick Gaspard, Rae, Megan Smith and Christine Vachon will speak on a panel titled “Power of Story: Culture Shift” to talk about their work as well as the role of creative choices in our ever-shifting culture. The conversation will be led by Washington Post journalist Sarah Ellison on Jan. 19.

Hardwicke, Waititi and Justin Lin will talk about the advantages and challenges of moving from independent filmmaking to big-budget studio films with moderator John Horn on Jan. 26, on a panel titled “Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood.”

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Other noteworthy conversations at the festival include talks between will.i.am and Kevin Smith; Danny Elfman and Gus Van Sant; Justice Ginsberg and Nina Totenberg; Ira Glass and Miranda July; and Ethan Hawke and Rupert Everett.

Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Darren Aronofsky and Steven Soderbergh will also take part in conversations at the festival.

A Celebration of Music and Film will present an evening with Joan Jett who will take the stage with The Blackhearts on Jan. 20, in celebration of the premiere of the documentary “Bad Reputation.” Other live music at the festival will include performances by Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, Mr. Hudson, Ruelle, Ethan Gruska and Striking Matches.

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The Sundance Film Festival will take place from Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Catherine Hardwicke and Taika Waititi are heading to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to discuss their work and the power of media, it was announced Thursday.

DuVernay, Patrick Gaspard, Rae, Megan Smith and Christine Vachon will speak on a panel titled “Power of Story: Culture Shift” to talk about their work as well as the role of creative choices in our ever-shifting culture. The conversation will be led by Washington Post journalist Sarah Ellison on Jan. 19.

Hardwicke, Waititi and Justin Lin will talk about the advantages and challenges of moving from independent filmmaking to big-budget studio films with moderator John Horn on Jan. 26, on a panel titled “Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood.”

Other noteworthy conversations at the festival include talks between will.i.am and Kevin Smith; Danny Elfman and Gus Van Sant; Justice Ginsberg and Nina Totenberg; Ira Glass and Miranda July; and Ethan Hawke and Rupert Everett.

Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Darren Aronofsky and Steven Soderbergh will also take part in conversations at the festival.

A Celebration of Music and Film will present an evening with Joan Jett who will take the stage with The Blackhearts on Jan. 20, in celebration of the premiere of the documentary “Bad Reputation.” Other live music at the festival will include performances by Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, Mr. Hudson, Ruelle, Ethan Gruska and Striking Matches.

The Sundance Film Festival will take place from Jan. 18-28 in Park City, Utah.

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BMG Moves Aggressively Into Film With Joan Jett, T. Rex, Reggae Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)

BMG’s first feature-length documentary, “Bad Reputation,” a film about Joan Jett’s life and career, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The company is both financier and executive producer of the film, which is the first feature-length documentary project in a strategic move of the integrated record label and music-publishing […]

BMG’s first feature-length documentary, “Bad Reputation,” a film about Joan Jett’s life and career, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The company is both financier and executive producer of the film, which is the first feature-length documentary project in a strategic move of the integrated record label and music-publishing […]