Penske Media Corporation’s Rolling Stone and Imagine Documentaries penned an agreement to produce a rock & roll anthology documentary series. The project is named “Sound and Vision”, and will take viewers on an immersive dive into music and culture history.
The project will take footage from Stone’s lengthy archive and have each episode helmed by avant-garde filmmakers. Over every episode, they will take spectators on a tour de force through a specific moment in musical and cultural history. The formats will vary, with some being biographical and others being set up from an investigatory perspective. Rolling Stone COO andPresident, Gus Wenner, stated on the news: “We are thrilled to be taking our fierce and ambitious journalism to a new medium. Imagine is the perfect partner to tell the most important stories in music and culture the way they deserve to be told.”
Episodes will cover a wide range of moments and icons, such as Freddie Mercury, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joe Shaver, Florence Welch, the legacy of Aaliyah, who tragically parted this world in a 2001 plane accident, reggae legends Toots and the Maytals, all the way to the insane rise and fall story of Soundcloud rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. Sound & Vision will showcase several of the most impacting people and moments of the 20th and 21st century.
Imagine Documentaries President, Justin Wilkes, chimed in on the announcement: “Music and pop culture run deep in our veins here at Imagine, and we couldn’t be more honored and excited to partner with Gus and the team at Rolling Stone on this landmark series event”.