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    Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:55:26

    Ron Howard to Direct Jay-Z Documentary From "Made in America" Festival - The fest takes place Sept. 1 + 2

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    Famed director (and former Happy Days star) Ron Howard will follow Jay-Z around at the rapper's two-day, Philadephia-based Made in America festival so that he can make a documentary.

    Howard will shoot the film leading up to the festival, during and after. So it'll offer a real panoramic view.

    The director will team up with Brian Glazer to track the festival, which takes place from Sept.1 through 2. Drake, Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C., Skrillex and more are set to perform. So is the Hova himself.

    "The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective...how he puts the event together," Glazer told a New York City paper.

    "Jay stayed the king for a very long time...I can't even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan," he also said.

    Are you going to Made in America? Is Jay-Z a musical Micahel Jordan?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.22.12



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