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22 May 2007, 13:58
From Broadcastingcable.com (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6445219.html)

High-definition programmer and Rainbow subsidiary VOOM HD Networks is teaming with independent production firm Atlas Media Corp. to create an HD documentary focused on the robust rock star Meat Loaf.

With a current working title of "Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise," the co-production between VOOM and Atlas will feature behind-the-scenes access to Meat Loaf, including rehearsals and performances during the first leg of the singer's worldwide tour. It is due to make its U.S. television premiere on Voom's Rave HD music channel, currently carried by satellite operator EchoStar, in the fourth quarter.

"Both Atlas and VOOM are at the forefront of creating very high quality niche content and as programmers we are always looking to align ourselves with partners that have a similar point of view on creating entertaining, original productions," said VOOM general manager Greg Moyer in a statement. "Our mission is to work with the best producers in the business to transform the television experience by joining passion, creativity and mastery of craft with HD technology."

Atlas plans to produce three to five documentary films each year with budgets of up to $2 million, as well as provide completion funding to existing third-party projects, according to Atlas President and Executive Producer Bruce David Klein.

"We are please to be partnered with VOOM on this project one of the first three features to be produced by our new theatrical film division," said Klein in a statement. "The new unit will allow Atlas to give feature film treatment to the truly extraordinary stories our development team comes across each year."

22 May 2007, 16:06
now someone has to record that for us :-) - please.......

22 May 2007, 19:46
I *think* this maybe on the upcoming "Three Bats Live" DVD, as there is a "behind the scenes" documentary due on Disc 2.

22 May 2007, 19:50
Yeah wouldn't surprise me if it ends up on the DVD as well as being broadcast on one of the many channels at some point...

20 Aug 2007, 23:10
Here's a collection of featured stories about Meat Loaf
August 20 2007
MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE, a theatrical documentary film directed by Bruce David Klein and produced by Atlas Media Corp in association with VOOM HD Pictures and 10th Street Entertainment will soon have its World Premiere at the prestigious Montreal Film Festival. In this film, Meat Loaf reveals surprising shades of himself as he sets out on his most ambitious world tour to date. We watch him battling time, budget, ambition -- and even himself -- all in the name of his hard-fought-for but always elusive goal: perfection. An absolute must-see for any Meat Loaf fan! Screening times include August 31st at 10pm. Some tickets will be available to the general public.

See the festival website for more information:
And watch for the film to open in a theater near you sometime in early 2008.

20 Aug 2007, 23:10
Copied from meatloaf.net

21 Aug 2007, 09:16
play.com syas that it will be on the disc 2 of the dvd - (see anymore news thread for more info!)

24 Aug 2007, 15:13
NICE! And nice^2, because the film festival.;)

04 Sep 2007, 16:33
did anyone see the film?

05 Sep 2007, 12:12
Eddie Cockrell did, and his review is here (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117934586.html?categoryid=31&cs=1)

An Atlas Media Corp. production, in association with Voom HD, Tenth Street Management. (International sales: Voom HD, New York.) Produced by Greg Moyer, Sal LoCurto, Jordan Berliant, Bruce David Klein. Directed by Bruce David Klein.

With: Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday), Kasim Sulton, Dennis Quaid.

At once hagiographic and revealing, backstage docu "Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise" follows the never-a-dull-moment rocker during Los Angeles rehearsals and an early 2007 Canadian tour in support of the third disc in the "Bat Out of Hell" franchise. Set for a 2008 U.S. tube preem on the RAVE hi-def channel, pic's obvious eventual home is the fan shelf.
"I'm total improvisation continuously," says the burly singer, and love his shtick or hate it, respect must be paid to a guy who can take on the physicality of a theatrical stage show at age 59. Pic's twin tensions arise from his legendarily unstable health and the ever-mutating staging of the 1977 hit "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." Deftly sidestepping the singer's fractious relationship with original "Bat" partner Jim Steinman, whose name is mentioned only once in passing, helmer Bruce David Klein's near-reverential treatment is a nice contrast to the rough-and-tumble of tour life. HD image fairly leaps off the screen. Pic's most steadying presence is affable and unshakably supportive bandleader Kasim Sulton, while a grinning Dennis Quaid crashes one show to front the band on Van Morrison's "Gloria."

Camera (color, HD), David West; editor, Erik Klein. Reviewed at Montreal World Film Festival (Documentaries of the World), Aug. 30, 2007. Running time: 90 MIN.