Documentary by Christina Aguilera in the works of Time Studios, Roc Nation – Deadline

ting-poo (Val) has been chosen to direct a new documentary about the pop superstar Christina Aguilera for Time Studios and Roc Nation.

The film about Aguilera will provide unprecedented access to the story of his life, opening up his personal archives for a look at the past and present, from his beginnings as a pre-teen Disney star to his current recognition as a international icon with one of the most famous voices. With never-before-seen footage and exclusive behind-closed-doors moments, the film will dive deep into Christina’s personal and professional life, providing a portrait of artist, mother and artist as she reflects on her career as a several decades. for creative freedom and gender equality.

Production on the Christina Aguilera documentary has been going smoothly over the past 18 months, with the filmmakers following the singer-songwriter through various travels, performances and life events. The project will be the second from Time Studios and Roc Nation, following their multi-part docuseries Megan Thee Stallion announced in March. Time Studios’ Ian Orefice, Alexa Conway and Loren Hammonds are joined as executive producers on the film by Roc Nation’s Lori York, Sarah Francus and Desiree Perez, and Poo.

“We are beyond thrilled to extend our creative partnership with Roc Nation through this film,” said Hammonds, co-lead of documentary at Time Studios. “Christina has been such an enduring talent and an inimitable performer over the years. He is truly one of the great voices of our time, and this is the perfect time to tell his story. We are incredibly honored that she has chosen to work with TIME Studios and Roc Nation to finally share her truth with the world.

“Christina is a true icon, a beacon of endless authenticity. As a young artist, she broke the rules and paved the way for future voices,” remarked the Executive Vice President of Television and Film at Roc Nation in York “We are proud to work with Christina and TIME Studios, bringing such an intimate project to life.”

“Christina Aguilera is one of the most iconic artists of our time, whose music has inspired millions around the world,” Poo added. “I’m truly honored to tell the story of the person behind the music because I know they will be inspirational as well.”

Known for singles like “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants”, Aguilera has throughout her career sold over 75 million records worldwide. She achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the third female artist and fourth overall to top the chart for three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s and 2010s). The singer-songwriter has also won six Grammy Awards, including a Latin Grammy Award, and is currently nominated for seven Latin Grammys for her latest album in Spanish, Aguilera.

Aguilera received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, won the inaugural Music Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, and received the Spirit of Hope Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards this year. The artist is well known for her philanthropic efforts, having served as a global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and helped raise more than $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies. She has also been recognized over the years as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and gender equality.

Poo is best known for directing and producing (with Leo Scott) the critically acclaimed 2021 documentary Val, depicting the life of actor Val Kilmer through rare archival footage and deeply personal access, which premiered in Cannes. The film delving into Kilmer’s battle with throat cancer premiered on Prime Video in August and received two Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, including Best Historical or Biographical Documentary, among other accolades.

Before making waves with her directorial debut, Poo worked for many years as an editor. His credits in this field include the winner of the Cannes Prize The displaced and the Oscar-winning documentary short, Heaven is a traffic jam on the 405.

Recent projects from Time Studios – the Emmy-winning film and television production division of Time – include: Jeen Yuhs (Netflix), Countdown: Inspiration4 Space Mission (Netflix), Katrina Babies (HBO), Black gold (Paramount+), Big Vape (Netflix), John Lewis: good problem (CNN Movies), amazing Grace (Neon), right to offend (A&E), Ricky Powell: the individualist (Show time), Mass Effect: The YouTube Story, child of the year (Nickelodeon/CBS), TIME 100 (ABC) and Women of the Year (Amazon).

Founded by Jay-Z in 2008, Roc Nation is an entertainment company working in the areas of artist management, music publishing, touring, production and strategic brand development, among others.

Aguilera is represented by Roc Nation and CAA; Poo by UTA and Gang, Tyre, Row.

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