Ron Howard Beatles Touring Years Doc Due Sept. 16

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 First ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ trailer debuts; film premieres theatrically Sept. 16 and streams on Hulu Sept. 17

 Edited By Stephen K. Peeples

Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and much-anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ touring years 1962-1966, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” is set for U.S. theatrical premiere Sept. 16, 2016, with the first advance trailer and official poster unveiled June 20 to launch the campaign.

PBeatles Touring Years tileroducers Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures and Apple Corps Ltd. made the joint announcement today in Los Angeles.

Hulu will be the presenting partner for the theatrical release of the film in the United States, where the film will become available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers on Sept. 17.

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

“The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr toured and captured the world’s acclaim.

Focusing on the band’s four whirlwind years from long nights at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966, Howard’s film will explore how these four British singers, songwriters and musicians became the phenomenal, world-renowned Beatles.

It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.

First trailer for ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’

White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard.

Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall.

Studiocanal is an anchor partner on the film having acquired theatrical rights for the U.K.,  France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will handle the U.S. theatrical release of the film, promising an event driven experience with a few special surprises planned for cinema-goers.

Hulu will have the exclusive U.S. streaming video on-demand rights to the film on SVOD beginning Sept. 17 – marking the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere.

“The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is the first film acquired by Hulu’s Documentary Films arm, which will serve as a new home for premium original and exclusive documentary film titles coming to Hulu.

Following an all-star world premiere in London on Sept. 15, the film will roll out theatrically worldwide with release dates set in the U.K., France and Germany (Sept. 15), Australia and New Zealand (Sept. 16) and Japan (Sept. 22).

Award-winning Editor Paul Crowder is the editor. Crowder’s long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, is serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.

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Ed. note: This article is an edited press release from Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures and Apple Corps Ltd.

Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples was the original, award-winning producer of “The Lost Lennon Tapes” radio series for the Westwood One Radio Network from 1988-1990. Peeples, a Grammy-nominated record producer (“Monterey International Pop Festival,” MIPF/Rhino, 1992), is a veteran record industry media relations executive (Capitol Records, Elektra/Asylum Records, Westwood One, Rhino Entertainment, 1977-1998) and website content manager (Warner New Media, 1998-2001). Opting to work closer to home, he was music and entertainment features writer/columnist for the Santa Clarita Valley Signal (2004-2011), and The Signal’s award-winning online editor (2007-2011). He then wrote features for Santa Clarita’s KHTS-AM 1220 News ( and (2011-2016) and hosted, wrote and co-produced the WAVE-nominated “House Blend” music and interview show on SCV community TV station SCVTV (2010-2015). Now semi-retired, Peeples is Vice President/New Media & Editorial (Emeritus) with Los Angeles-based multimedia pop culture company Rare Cool Stuff Unltd. For more information, email skp (at) or visit

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