By DiMarkco Chandler:
Grammy Award winner, Beyonce Knowles has conquered almost every job the music industry has to offer. The 30-year-old diva has choreographed dance steps, sang background and leads, written hit songs for herself and other artists, recorded songs in Spanish and English, worn the cap of music producer, actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer, so just as you thought she had run out of new horizons to explore she turns her unbelievably broad and creative talents to the director’s chair.
Knowles will adorn herself with the mantel of: documentary director. Knowles and her reps have been shopping a nonfiction film to Hollywood studios about the celebrity’s life and career. According to a person familiar with the package but not authorized to talk publicly about it, the movie is as a mix of music and personal study, blending concert footage with confessional interview.
Knowles will not only stars in the project, she will direct it, and will also serve as a producer. To date, roughly 20 minutes of footage has been shown to distributors.
During the last 18 months, Beyonce has released a top-selling album separated from from her father, who has managed her career from her start, and given birth a baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.
Although she’s attached to star in a potential remake of “A Star Is Born,” Knowles also has had a taste of the nonfiction film life. In June 2011, MTV aired “Beyoncé: Year of 4,” a “mini-documentary” that showed the artist taking time off and then returning to the recording studio.
Feature documentaries about musical superstars have come into vogue of late with movies from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus. Though not always blockbusters (Perry’s “Part of Me” has grossed just $24 million since coming out last month), they continue to be appealing to the entertainment industry: The stars like the exposure in a new medium, while studios appreciate the movies’ built-in appeal and comparatively low cost.
Beyonce has shown she is interested in all aspects of the entertainment industry. So the next logical step would be to turn the camera the other way around.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Beyonce Knowles and her agency have been shopping around a documentary about the singer’s life.
Beyonce also plans to team up with the United Nations this year for World Humanitarian Day, which takes place Aug. 19.
“We all see the headlines and we think what I can really do to help,” Beyoncé told BET. “World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.”
The effort is not completely without self-promotion though. The singer will be shooting her video for I Was Here at the United Nations and premiering it on Aug. 19 in front of a crowd at the UN.
Last January, researcher scientist, Bryan Lessard named a new horse fly species “Scaptia beyonceae” and the superstar. Lessard has stated that he named it due to the fly’s unique golden hairs on its abdomen. Source say, Beyonce was honored by Lessards decision.