Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and FunMeter, in Partnership with C3 Presents,
the Three-Part Series Will Spotlight the Iconic Festival and Its Place in Music History

Feb.1, 2023 – Paramount+ today announced the greenlight of LOLLA: THE STORY OF LOLLAPALOOZA, a new music docuseries produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and FunMeter, in partnership with C3 Presents. The three-part series, directed by six-time Emmy nominee Michael John Warren (“Spring Awakening,” Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black”), will chronicle the wild, exciting and strangely symbiotic 30+ year relationship between the iconic festival and its founder, music legend Perry Farrell, and the evolution of the now global cultural phenomenon that transcends generations of music fans and artists of all genres.

LOLLA: THE STORY OF LOLLAPALOOZA is executive produced by Bruce Gillmer and Amanda Culkowski for MTV Entertainment Studios and James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte for FunMeter. Michael John Warren, Mat Whittington, Daniel Gibbs and Brian Levy will also executive produce; Matt Kaye and Jordan Bogdonavage are co-executive producers.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

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About Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios

Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, CMT, Pop, Logo, The Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Network and TV Land – and its Studios arm which produces acclaimed series and movies as well as award-winning documentaries through MTV Documentary Films.

About FunMeter

FunMeter is a full-service production company specializing in premium storytelling across scripted and non-fiction for television, feature film, and podcast. It was founded in 2018 by Emmy-nominated filmmakers James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte. Together, they directed, wrote, and executive produced The Big Conn on Apple TV+ (SXSW 2022) and the 5-time Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series and podcast, McMillion$ (Sundance 2020). They have a new upcoming series premiering on Apple TV+ soon.

Brian and James’ combined credits include award-winning documentaries and series, most notably: Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, HBO's Emmy Award-winning Sonic Highways, the Emmy award-winning Wonder Women, and Showtime's Time of Death. FunMeter focuses on stranger-than-fiction stories that embrace the complexities of human nature and find humor where one might not think to look. FunMeter is represented by UTA and Entertainment 360 with legal representation by Raymond Legal.


Paramount+ Press Contacts:

Brian Bahr

Joe Regan

MTV Entertainment Studios Press Contacts:

Lauren Nowell

Ali Marszalkowski

Paramount+ International Press Contact:

Heather Brown

FunMeter Press Contact:

Mason Merritt

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