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Burning Bridges: Life With My Father Glen Campbell is getting a film adaptation

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Producer Lisa Saltzman has announced the acquisition of film rights to Debby Campbell and Mark Bego’s best-selling biography Burning Bridges: Life With My Father Glen Campbell to develop into a feature film. Saltzman will produce alongside Rick Bieber (Crazy).

Burning Bridges: Life With My Father Glen Campbell tells the story of an exceptional music talent and glittering career, frequently disturbed personal life that saw his shing star fall, his failed marriages, substance abuse, the fabric of his life unraveled. The constant in his life was his daughter Debby Campbell who witnessed his struggles and suffering both musically and personally.

During his 50 years in show business, Glen Campbell released more than 70 albums selling more than 50 million copies. His hits include “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman” (most played song of the millennium) and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” He continued on to a successful TV career with The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour which was viewed by over 50 million people each week and co-starred with John Wayne in the classic movie True Grit. Inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, he was awarded a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. For 24 years, Debby was by her father’s side as a part of his concert touring act, as well as a supportive part of his family. In Burning Bridges, Debby Campbell writes her story of a father and his devoted daughter from her heart, and from her diary. It is about a family bound together by Glen’s talent, and ultimately torn apart in the name of money and power. In her frank family memoir Debby Campbell sets the record straight on a daughter’s love for her talented father, with the full knowledge that she is about to start burning some bridges of her own.

“Lisa Saltzman understands the scope of my complicated relationship with my father,” said Debby Campbell. “I look forward to the story of my extraordinarily talented, beloved by so many and yet troubled father to be told.”

“Glen Campbells story is compelling,” said Lisa Saltzman. “It is a story of the love, the Joy, the disappointment, the heartache and pain told from one of the people who knew Glen best, a constant is his life, his daughter Debby Campbell.”

“Glen Campbell and his eldest daughter, Debby, who performed with him for 25 years, had a complicated relationship,” added Rick Bieber “It’s intimate, it’s dramatic, and of course filled with some of the most popular music of the last 60 years.”

Lisa Saltzman recently acquired the rights to the Andy Gibb biography, Arrow Through the Heart: The Biography of Andy Gibb, which captures the artist’s struggle with fame, cocaine addiction and passing at the young age of thirty, to make into a feature film. She is an executive producer of Deception Road starring Thomas Hayden Church and has numerous projects in various stages of development. Saltzman is also an award-winning photographer. Her City Anonymity series has received much attention.

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