REPUBLIC RECORDS & TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION TO PARTNER ON MUSIC FROM NEW FOX TELEVISION SERIES “STAR,” CO-CREATED BY ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE LEE DANIELS AND TOM DONAGHY
Republic Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television announce a partnership to present music from STAR, a new seriesfeaturing original music and stunning music performances, set for a special premiere on Wednesday, Dec 14 (9:00-10:00 PM) on FOX.
Created by Academy® Award and Golden Globe® nominee Lee Daniels – co-creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 drama, EMPIRE – and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), STAR follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. But reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost.
“Monte Lipman and his team at Republic Records continue to be at the forefront of what’s new and evolving in today’s current music scene,” commented Daniels. “They know how to push boundaries and take risks – which is the essence of this new series and our group of girls. We’re looking forward to what is going to be a beautiful collaboration.”
“Monte, Tom and everyone at Republic demonstrated a passion for STAR that impressed us all,” commented Mark Pearson, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Digital, TCFTV. “They understood the show, they had a vision for what to do with our performers and they offered really innovative A&R and marketing ideas. Republic is the perfect musical partner for Lee and Tom’s inspired new series.”