EPIX’s Music Docuseries “Women Who Rock” to Premiere in July
EPIX, the premium television network, announced that four-part music docuseries Women Who Rock will premiere on Sunday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. This EPIX original docuseries, from John Varvatos and Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment, pays homage to female pioneers in music who have stormed the stage, wielded their instruments, amplified their voices, and sung the soundtrack of our lives. In their own words, generations of iconic female artists discuss truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their timeless music.
The docuseries features original interviews with Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E., Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Kate Pierson, Tina Weymouth, St. Vincent, Jody Watley, and Nona Hendryx.
In addition to Varvatos and Murray, Jessica Hopper, Jesse James Miller, Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, and Rachel Brill serve as executive producers. Hopper directs the docuseries.
“Women Who Rock is a celebration of iconic women who boldly trailblazed their way into the men’s club of rock ‘n’ roll,” said Michael Wright, president of EPIX. “I’m thrilled to partner again with John Varvatos and Network Entertainment to continue EPIX’s tradition of developing quality music docuseries for our discerning audience.”
“Over the four episodes of Women Who Rock, these 40-plus icons illuminate not just their own place in music history, but give us the untold story of their relationship to each other. Each of these pathbreaking women built rungs for the next generation to stand — and rock – on,” said Jessica Hopper, executive producer and director.
EPIX previously partnered with Varvatos and Network Entertainment on the five-time Leo Award-winning docuseries Punk, which was executive produced by Iggy Pop and explored the rise of the punk movement.
About Network Entertainment
Network Entertainment is a globally recognized film and television production company that produces award-winning documentaries and documentary series for leading streamers, television networks, and theatrical exhibition. Network is known for celebrating the lives of the world’s most iconic personalities and diving deep into inspiring cultural topics including music, film, comedy, sports, politics, and business. The Network premium brand of content delivers richly crafted storytelling supported by world class talent, a dynamic cinematic approach, and meticulously sourced and curated archival materials. The Company’s productions are consistently embraced by both audiences and critics alike, garnering awards, record ratings and unparalleled media coverage for Network and its partners. For additional information on Network Entertainment Inc., visit www.networkentertainment.ca
EPIX(R), an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises – all available on TV, on-demand, online and across devices. EPIX(R) has tripled the amount of original programming on the network and has become a destination for original premium content with series including Godfather of Harlem, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker; Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman’s butler Alfred and drama Chapelwaite, based on the short story Jerusalem’s Lot by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody; as well as the upcoming premiere of season two of dramedy Bridge and Tunnel written and directed by Ed Burns. Other originals include Emmy(R)-nominated music docuseries Laurel Canyon; sci-fi horror series FROM produced by Midnight Radio and AGBO; western adventure series Billy the Kid; docuseries Fall River, from Blumhouse Television; War of the Worlds, from Howard Overman and starring Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones; sweeping historical drama Domina; acclaimed spy thriller Condor; epic fantasy drama series Britannia; docuseries NFL: The Grind and NFL Icons, from NFL Films; music docuseries Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records; docuseries Fiasco, based on the podcast of the same name; Belgravia, from Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame and the creative team from Downton Abbey; docuseries Helter Skelter: An American Myth, executive produced and directed by Lesley Chilcott; By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem; and Enslaved featuring Hollywood icon and human rights activist Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in October 2009, EPIX(R) is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms as well as through its EPIX NOW app, providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV.
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