Wanna meet Madonna backstage? – In Israel YesDoco TV will take care of that for you
I’m always getting excited when I get to look behind the scenes – if it’s a fashion show, a movie shooting, or a musical production. This is why I’m so glad that YesDoco – a really cool Israeli channel – is hosting a special week of new music documentaries.
The festival is on between the 16th and the 22nd of February and the selection is very promising! I had a special chance to peek into a few movies before the premiere. My ultimate pick would be “Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel?” – a fascinating look at the world of a quiet man at the center of the high octane global music industry.
If the name doesn’t say much – Arthur Fogel is a Canadian music promoter, serving at Live Nation Entertainment as CEO of its Global Touring division and as Chairman of its Global Music group. In other words: this guy knows everything about music, media, and entertainment.
Talking in numbers – the organization sells almost 50 million tickets to more than 20,000 events every year, and his team has managed four of the top five highest-grossing tours in history, including those by U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and The Police.
The documentary movie, in which Bono of U2 called him “clearly the most important person in the live music world”, was screened at the Canadian Music Week Film Fest of 2013.
Spiced up with interviews and performances the movie opens on YesDoco on the 20th of February, at 22.00, sharp. Count on meeting U2, Madonna,The Police, and many more gods and goddesses of the entertainment industry.
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