Hitsville: The Making Of Motown

Documentary film that docuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The film tracks the unique system that Gordy assembled that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time. The creation and initial success of Motown was acheived during a period of significant racial tensions in America and amid the burgeoning civil rights moement.

Information

Director: 

Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner

Writer:
Benjamin Turner & Gabe Turner

Production Company:
Polygram Entertainment
Fulwell 73 Productions
Capitol and Motown Records

Producers:
Leo Pearlman

Executive Producers:
David Blackman
Berry Gordy
Steve Barnett
Ethiopia Habtemariam
Michelle Jubelirer

Distributor:
Showtime