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Ron Howard Takes on Jay-Z's Made in America Festival for New Film

August 15, 2012  |  3:38pm
Ron Howard Takes on Jay-Z's Made in America Festival for New Film

With excitement for Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival at a high, the New York Post reports that the event will be the subject of a film by Oscar-winning duo Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The festival, which takes place on Sept. 1 and 2 in Philadelphia, features a variety of acts and is meant to “showcase artists that speak to the new generation.” Performers include Drake, Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors, Run-DMC, Skrillex, Santigold, Rick Ross, Odd Future, Janelle Monáe and many more.

Co-producer Grazer said this of the project: “It is going to be born through Jay-Z’s perspective . . . how he puts the event together. Jay stayed the king for a very long time . . . I can’t even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan.”

Jay and Steve Stoute are set to assist Grazer in the production. There are no details yet on the film’s title.

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