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HBO Sets Beyoncé Docu-Film

HBO in February will air a documentary film based on the
life and career of multiple Grammy winning singer Beyoncé.

The feature-length documentary film will air Feb. 16, 2013,
and will offer unprecedented access to the private entertainer's life as well
as her onstage performances, according to HBO officials. Beyoncé will serve as
executive producer of the show.

"Everybody knows Beyoncé's music, but few know Beyoncé the
person," said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming in a statement.
"Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks
beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.