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Beyonce to direct documentary about herself for HBO

Published on Nov 27, 2012 6:22 AM
This May 7, 2012 file photo shows Beyonce Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. HBO announced Monday, Nov 26, 2012, that a documentary about the Grammy-winning singer will debut Feb 16, 2013. Beyonce is directing the film and it will include footage she shot herself with her laptop. -- PHOTO : AP 

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Pop superstar Beyonce is stepping behind the camera to direct a behind-the-scenes documentary about her personal and professional life, United States (US) cable channel HBO said on Monday.

The currently untitled film will debut on Feb 16 and show the Grammy-winning singer's life in the recording studio, readying for live performances and running her own TV and music production company.

"Everybody knows Beyonce's music, but few know Beyonce the person," HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "Along with electrifying footage of Beyonce on stage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman."

The documentary will also feature moments in the Crazy In Love singer's family life and first-person footage Beyonce captured on her laptop.

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