New documentary to showcase Grammys’ handling of Whitney Houston’s death | Music News

A new film set to premiere later this month will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the 48-hour span leading into the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony, including the last-minute changes to the program that took place following the news of Whitney Houston‘s death, Billboard reports.

Debuting June 11, the 26-minute documentary entitled A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On will chronicle the process of putting together one of the music world’s most-watched awards telecasts in the midst of a tragedy that rocked the entire industry.

“There was greater interest than normal because of the circumstances, but an awful lot of people want to know about the process,” Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards telecast, tells Billboard. “We never said, ‘let’s look back.’ It was incredible how much stuff we didn’t have because there was little footage other than rehearsals. But we had some B-roll and we lucked out that film crew was following Paul McCartney.”

The coverage will span the two-day period from the Friday afternoon when McCartney’s performances was being arranged — the singer received the MusiCares Person of the Year award and performed twice — through the news of Houston’s death on Saturday to the subsequent rehearsals and rewrite sessions on Sunday, the day the ceremony was filmed.

A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On will also include interviews with rocker Bruce Springsteen, musician Joe Walsh and singer Jennifer Hudson, and will debut during a special screening at North Hollywood’s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences before becoming available for public viewing at Grammy.com.