London, 16 September 2020 –

Abacus Media Rights (AMR), the TV and documentary arm of Amcomri Entertainment Inc, has pre-sold the 60 minute documentary special Lennon’s Last Weekend to a raft of broadcasters ahead of the 40th anniversary of the music icon’s murder in December this year.

To date the enlightening and candid documentary has been acquired by Britbox (US/Canada); SBS (Australia); DR (Denmark); Movistar+ (Spain) and TV4 (Sweden). 

An MGMM Studios Production for Sky Arts UK, Lennon’s Last Weekend is directed by Brian Grant and produced by Scott Millaney. 

In December 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had not spoken to the media for more than five years. With a new album to promote Lennon was prepared to speak in New York to Radio One D.J. Andy Peebles of the BBC.  John surprised everyone by candidly discussing a variety of subjects he’d never spoken of before including The Beatles break-up, his relationship with Paul McCartney, his battles with addiction, political issues in the US and UK, his family and his homesickness for Liverpool.  He also talked about working with Phil Spector, Elton John, Mick Jagger and David Bowie and how he produced many of his solo albums, which included great songs such as “Imagine” and “Give Peace A Chance”.

Lennon’s Last Weekend illuminates what was to be his final interview with an abundance of archival footage, photographs and conversations with people who knew him.

Clearly invigorated and looking forward to making more music, Lennon’s heartfelt honesty and forthright revelations make this film all the more potent as he was brutally shot and murdered 48 hours later.   John Lennon was just 40 years of age when he died.   December this year will be the 40th anniversary of his death.  He would have been 80 years of age.

Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR comments, “When this world-exclusive interview took place nobody could have known that this would be the very last opportunity for John to open up to the world with his innermost thoughts. This is a captivating and poignant documentary and a ‘must-have’ feature to highlight the anniversary of the passing of one of the most influential music makers and pop icons of all time.”

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Abacus Media Rights (AMR) acquires and distributes a diverse slate of premium, multi-genre programming in the international market. At the same time, the company also works with producers to facilitate pre-sales and development finance as well as broadcaster commissions.

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Abacus Media Rights is the TV and Documentary distribution arm of Amcomri Entertainment Inc.

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