Earlier this month, Dan Auerbach announced that he was making a documentary about his late co-worker, Dr. John will turn. The estate of Dr. John now says that the documentary is unauthorized, as the Rolling Stone notes.
In a statement to Dr. John’s website wrote the estate: “The official estate of Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., p / k / a Dr. John, clarifies that the estate of the recently announced documentary about the life of Dr John is said to have been produced by Impact Artist Productions (and Management) and Radical Media. For the sake of clarity, Impact Artist Productions (and Management) does not manage or speak on behalf of the Estate, which has its own team with what Mac would say a gang and a half of legalizers. ”The full statement is below.
At Pitchfork’s request, property representatives made no further comment.
A statement from Impact Artists and RadicalMedia shared with Pitchfork states: “Our intention and ambition is and will be to work with the Estate to bring Dr. To properly appreciate John’s legacy. We look forward to amicably driving these discussions forward in order to celebrate and continue to perpetuate this unique, legendary artist together. “
Dan Auerbach produced the album Locked Down by Dr. John. In a press release on the documentary, he said:
I am excited to partner with RadicalMedia and Impact Artist Productions to direct a documentary for the first time, and I am honored that the subject is my friend Dr. John is. He was such a unique individual and a shining example of the great melting pot of American music. From his mysterious voodoo stage personality Dr. From John to his true, humble self, Mac Rebannack – the street poet, the family man, the junkie, the Grammy winner, and everything in between – this documentary will introduce him to the world in ways never seen before to have. I’m still learning things about him that I never knew, and I hope the film offers some insight into the story of the life of Dr. John.
The documentary’s press release also stated that executive producers Jon Kamen and Jon Doran (for RadicalMedia), Dr. John’s longtime managers Ed Gerard and Peter Himberger of Impact Artist Productions and the independent producer Leopoldo Gout would include.