Phase 4 Films acquires Made in America

Director Ron Howard's first documentary (pictured) follows rapper Jay Z through the planning of the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.
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Toronto-headquartered distributor Phase 4 Films has acquired the North American rights to Ron Howard’s first documentary, Made in America.

Made in America follows rapper Jay Z through the planning of the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, which grossed $5 million in ticket sales and stimulated the city’s struggling economy. The film features musicians including Drake, Pearl Jam, Run DMC and Skrillex.

The film was produced by Brian Grazer, with Howard capturing performance footage and backstage interviews.

Made in America is an uplifting and inspiring piece, not just for its musical performances but for the energy and resilience that it portrays,” said Phase 4 Films president and CEO Berry Meyerowitz in a statement.

The Canadian rights were handled by The Exchange, while the deal for U.S. rights was brokered by Creative Artists Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.