Music exec, Clive Davis is working on his documentary, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, based on his best-selling memoir. In footage from the documentary shown to 100 close friends, is 25 minutes of footage about the late singer, Whitney Houston. In a clip seen by THR, the legendary music mogul reads a letter that he wrote to Houston the day after she appeared shockingly gaunt at a Michael Jackson anniversary concert on Sept. 7, 2001.
“Dearest Whitney,” Davis writes. “When I saw you Friday night at the Michael Jackson concert I gasped. When I got home, I cried. My dear, dear Whitney, the time has come. Of course I know you don’t want to hear this. Of course I know that you’re saying that Clive is being foolishly dramatic. Of course I know that your power of denial is in overdrive dismissing everything I and everyone else is saying to you. … I join your mother in pleading with you to face up to the truth now, right now, and there is no more time or postponement. You need help and it must begin now. I will stand by you with love and caring to see you through it to newfound peace and happiness in every way as a woman, as a mother, as a role model to inspire the rest of the world. Love, Clive.”
Filmmakers are hoping the film – produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods. and the company’s Michael Bernstein with representation by WME Global and IM Global – will be finished in early 2017, in time to make the film festival rounds.