Vanessa Roth Discussed The Making Of Mary J. Blige My Life [Exclusive Interview]


Vanessa Roth is the director of the new documentary, Mary J. Blige My Life. The recording took place during Mary J. Blige 2019 Royalty Tour. At the same time the “The Queen of Hip Hop Soul” was celebrating the 25th anniversary of her second album My Life.

The Synopsis 

Nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist and Academy Award nominated singer and actress Mary J. Blige set the music world on fire with her trailblazing 1994 LP “My Life,” a collection of powerful confessionals about her battles with abuse, depression and addiction that forged a profound and enduring connection with millions of fans around the globe. In Oscar®-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth’s (Freeheld) documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life, the singer, producer and actress reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her from the soul-crushing world of New York’s housing projects to international stardom. In the process, she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her most influential work by performing the album live for the first time. 

Mary J. Blige in Mary J. Blige My Life Documentary

The Oscar-Winning director Vanessa Roth has been involved in documentary filmmaking for over 25 year. Roth has worked with Netflix, Disney, ESPN, PBS, A&E NBC, National Geographics, President Obama’s Inaugural Events among many other known networks. Her work can be seen in Netflix’s Daughter of Destiny, Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitness and earlier this year National Geographic Presents: Impact with Gal Gadot

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Mary J. Blige My Life
Mary J. Blige and Sean “Diddy” Combs

I was connected with the filmmaker Vanessa Roth via Zoom to discuss the making of the Mary J. Blige My Life. She shared her experience in getting to be a part of this project with big name producers like Mary J. Blige, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Jeffrey Harleston and Jody Gerson. 

Mary J. Blige My Life is now available on Amazon Prime Video 

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Nancy Tapia

Nancy Tapia has been an interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review Media since 2011. Currently a member of the Hollywood Critics Association. Former UCLA Bruin specializes in Management. Covering entertainment has been an unexpected lively journey. Always open to the next, new experience. From solo traveling to adding a new peak to her personal 100 Hike Challenge. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @inancytapia

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