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28

Oct
2015

Entertainment Studios Acquires Rights To Sammy Davis, Jr. Biography ‘Deconstructing Sammy’

On 28, Oct 2015 | In Newsroom | By admin

The global rights to Matt Birkbeck’s critically-acclaimed biography of Sammy Davis, Jr., “Decontructing Sammy,” have officially been acquired by ES. The Davis story will be produced as a motion picture, a scripted television series, and a documentary. The scripted television series will look at the world of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s from the point of view of Sammy Davis, Jr. – one of the few people who traveled through all of the social circles during some of the most turbulent times. Production is set to begin in the second quarter of 2016.

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“I personally knew and worked with Sammy Davis, Jr.,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Sammy hired me to open for him at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas when I was a 19-year-old standup comedian, and that’s where my fascination with his incredible story began. ‘Deconstructing Sammy’ is an amazing work of literature. It is the perfect foundation for a movie, a scripted television series, and a documentary about this legendary global icon.”