Country music legend, Dolly Parton, recently inked a deal with NBC in conjunction with Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. The deal included two-hour television movies based on Dolly’s stories and songs, which will be produced by the singer/actress.
Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt stated:
I don’t know anyone in the world who doesn’t love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC. I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together, a genre of programming that still seems largely untapped on television.
The President of NBC Entertainment, Jennifer Salke, added:
We all feel so lucky to be in business with Dolly. We’re so excited about working with her to infuse these movies with her incredible work ethic and that genuine hopefulness and positive outlook that has been her trademark for years. And you can bet there will be a lot of her music in them too.
Dolly also chimed in about her new partnership with the long running television company:
I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind.
Of course, as more information is released regarding Dolly’s NBC projects, we will report on them right here on Country Music #CMchat. Congratulations to Ms. Dolly Parton on her developmental deal and production role!