News: Iggy Pop Fans Get a Chance to Meet the Man

The seminal 1973 album gets the live treatment.

Iggy Pop fans have a chance to make their own documentary of their favorite band. MVD Entertainment Group has launched the site to offer fans a quite-remarkable opportunity to film and interview legendary rockers Iggy Pop and the Stooges performing their seminal punk rock album Raw Power (originally released in 1973) at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival on Sept. 3. The resulting final movie, In the Hands of the Fans, is expected to be released on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and broadcast by early 2011.

Here’s how it works:

The contest is based on fans submitting short high-definition video segments asking Iggy and the Stooges interview questions or demonstrating why they should win the contest. Six winners will be chosen to join director Joey Carey on location at the Stardust Theater at Kutchers’ Country Club in Monticello, New York, where they contestants will film and interview Iggy and the Stooges at the gig. The resulting fan-shot footage, along with the contestant video submissions, will be crafted into a high-definition longform program, which will be part concert film and part reality TV show about the journey of the fans and their adoration of the band.

All contestants will receive a special offer to purchase the film early, along with some exclusive value added content.

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.