HBO announced that Beyoncé will be the focus of an “intimate feature-length” documentary film. The singer will direct and executive produce the film which is a “fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainer.” She said: “HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity. Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”
According to the press release:
The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. The film also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.
The film will include extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the joy of becoming a mother last year.
The show debuts February 16, 2013 on HBO.