Vikram Jayanti snagged the Phil Spector interview for the BBC. Jayanti, who was part of the Oscar-winning team for When We Were Kings, is directing a documentary on the legendary producer, Arena – The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector. Jayanti said:
I think it was the combination of the BBC, Anthony Wall and myself that persuaded him to agree to make the film. We have complete editorial control. It’s an empathetic film about a key musician.
(Disclaimer: this FBLA editor worked with Jayanti at UFA–where lunch was the most important part of the day.)