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UC Davis Grad Key In Producing James Brown Biopic

The team behind a new film about the life of legendary soul singer James Brown includes Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger and a man who once spent time attracting bands like the Police and Elvis Costello to a 300 seat coffee house at UC Davis.

Executive producer Peter Afterman attended UC Davis in the late 1970’s and was instrumental in making the Brown biopic “Get On Up.” He’s also working on an upcoming HBO documentary about Brown called “Mr. Dynamite.” Afterman manages the James Brown estate and the bulk of the Rolling Stones’ recordings, which is how he knows fellow “Get On Up” and “Mr. Dynamite” producer Jagger.

Afterman joins us to talk about his music career in the film industry and his two films about “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” “Get On Up” is in theaters now and “Mr. Dynamite” begins airing on HBO October 27.


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