HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese’s GEORGE HARRISON:   LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD from Grove Street Pictures.   The film was produced by Scorsese (through his Sikelia Productions banner), Olivia Harrison (through her Grove Street Pictures banner) and Nigel Sinclair (through Exclusive’s documentary label, Spitfire Pictures).   Margaret Bodde served as executive producer on the film, which was edited by David Tedeschi, who previously worked with Scorsese, Bodde and Sinclair on “No Direction Home:   Bob Dylan,” and with Scorsese and Bodde on “Public Speaking.”   Tedeschi also edited Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light.”   The documentary will debut in two parts — on Oct. 5 and 6, 2011 — exclusively on HBO.

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men.   The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told in his own words.   The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.

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