Multiple Broadcasters and Platforms Acquire Rights to Kanye West Documentary


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Abacus Media Rights, a global distribution partner for producers and broadcasters, has announced that it has pre-sold a documentary film titled "We Need To Talk About Kanye" to various media entities.

The documentary, which is produced by Jeremy Lee and presented by investigative journalist Mobeen Azhar, aims to understand the complex journey that led Kanye West to his current position in popular culture, against the backdrop of his controversial campaign for the 2024 US Presidential election and recent behavior, according to reports.

BBC Commissioned Documentary

The documentary was commissioned by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in February 2023 and is produced by leading Indie Forest for BBC Music. The film has been acquired by several broadcasters and platforms, including Foxtel, NPO, TV4, NRK, TV2, and VRT. The one-off documentary will air on BBC Two later this year.

Award-Winning Journalist and Filmmaker

Mobeen Azhar, a British journalist and filmmaker and one of the founding partners at Forest, has produced several award-winning documentary films and series. His most recent project, "The Battle for Britney," received critical acclaim and examined Britney Spears' conservatorship.

Revelation Driven Film

The documentary is "underpinned with world-class journalism and unique access to members of Ye's inner circle," said producer Jeremy Lee. "This is a revelation-driven film that sheds new light on recent events as a starting point, exploring Kanye West's two decades in the public eye amid a rumored YE2024 election campaign."

Overall, "We Need To Talk About Kanye" is a highly anticipated documentary that seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the life and career of one of the most controversial figures in popular culture today.

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