Energy Music producer Robert Bolger Jr. has issued the following update regarding the upcoming metal record-industry documentary "Behind the Suit and Tie":
"Production was started in full on November 1, 2007 in New York City and things are moving along as planned. We just got back from covering NAMM in L.A. as well as a short trip to France to cover MIDEM. For the next month we will be sifting through all the footage that has been captured so we can piece together a kick-ass trailer for all of you, as well as finalizing all artwork."
Through a series of interviews with players from both indie and major labels, "Behind the Suit and Tie" "will showcase the truth of how the music industry is being affected by the downward spiral of CD sales and how new and up and coming artists must learn to adjust to changing times," according to a press release. The film will also contain insight from Doug Keogh (Roadrunner Records), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Al Dawson (Earache Records), Pat Egan (Relapse Records), Ray Harkins (Century Media), Paul Conroy (Ferret Records), Missi Callazzo (Megaforce Records), Rayny Forster (Moshpit Tragedy Records), OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, ex-MEGADETH and current F5 bassist David Ellefson, radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Adam Watson (Plastic Head Distribution), Ged Cook (Demolition Records), Ralph Graupner (Indevent Music), Gary Susalis (Music Choice), and Heavy Artillery Records.
"Behind the Suit and Tie" "pulls no punches and features some of the prime movers in the heavy metal industry drawing back the veil of mystique surrounding the music business and addressing tough questions about the industry itself, how it's run and where labels see their role in a digital future," according to a press release.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/behindthesuitandtie.