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Sony Pictures Classics Lands Carlos Santana Doc


Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide rights to the documentary Carlos Santana Carlos.

Rudy Valdez directed the doc funded by Imagine Documentaries and Sony Music Entertainment.

Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes and Lizz Morhaim produced the feature film, along with Leopoldo Gout, Ashley Kahn and Sam Pollard. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive produced for Imagine Documentaries, with Meredith Kaulfers and Michael Vrionis. Tom Mackay and Richard Story executive produce for Sony Music Entertainment.

Carlos will feature never-before-seen or unheard archival footage and music to tell the story of Santana’s life and career, from a teenage busker to a multi-Grammy winner and one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Valdez said: “I am honored and humbled to tell the story of Carlos Santana as a director. Carlos is a true pioneer who has meant so much to so many people. I hope this movie is a celebration of a life defined by humanity. Watching someone who looks like me blow up the boundaries and expectations the world had placed on him as a Mexican immigrant and person of color has been incredibly impressive, and I am thrilled to bring this story to the world.”

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