To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, 3DD Entertainment has finalized a deal with Record Plant Pictures - in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises -for the distribution of an exclusive one-hour TV special entitled Elvis: Close As A Brother, presented by George Klein, one of Presley’s lifelong friends.
The one-hour special, shot in high-definition, will provide a personal and heartfelt perspective on the legendary star’s life through the eyes of Klein, whom Presley had originally met in high school in 1948. The film is laced with a soundtrack of the star’s music, an original score inspired by the era, exclusive photos, and newsreel and archive footage.
“This candid and touching special is a real gem as it marks the first time that George Klein has ever talked in great detail about his friendship with Elvis, exclusively to camera,” said Rick Stevens, the chairman of Record Plant Pictures. “He does so with integrity and honesty, as one of the elite few to have shared the highs and lows with the star.”
“The timing of this deal couldn’t be better as we soon approach the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s demise,” added Lara von Ahlefeldt, the director of music and acquisitions at 3DD Entertainment. “This will no doubt be a huge occasion for fans worldwide and we are delighted to have been appointed distributors of such a prestigious and exclusive TV special.”
Elvis: Close As A Brother will complement another key collection of up-close and personal high-profile specials from 3DD entitled My Best Friend…, featuring five legendary icons—Steve McQueen, Muhammad Ali, Che Guevara, Audrey Hepburn and Mick Jagger—as seen through the eyes of their best friends.
Source: Google / Updated: Apr 23, 2007