Today Signature Entertainment announces that it will release Academy Award-winning Director Ron Howard’s documentary MADE IN AMERICA on VoD and DVD on 19th May 2014. Produced by Grammy Award-winning artist Jay-Z and starring Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rita Ora, Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Santigold, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, Odd Future, The Hives, Passion Pit, D’Angelo and Gary Clark Jr, MADE IN AMERICA was shot in 2012 during a two-day set in Philadelphia featuring a host of music’s heavyweights.
The Budweiser Made in America Festival is an annual music festival held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which launched in September 2012. Sponsored by Anheuser–Busch, the event features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres including hip hop, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM.
Ron Howard made his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy Grand Theft Auto, and left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing. His films includeCocoon, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas , A Beautiful Mind, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture in 2002,Frost/Nixon which was Oscar-nominated and most recently Rush about the Formula One rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. In 2002, Howard conceived the idea for the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development.
Signature Entertainment’s Jon Bourdillon said, “We are proud to release MADE IN AMERICA in the UK. With the collaboration of great talents including Ron Howard as director and one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Jay-Z, it is the must-see music feature film of the year.”