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Sport And Cinema

Turner Classic Film Festival Arrives in Hollywood

For the fifth year, starting tomorrow and running for three days and four nights, fans of vintage cinema will enjoy screenings at some of Hollywood’s classic movie palaces as the cable channel TCM brings it popular film festival to Southern California. [...]

DeNiro and Stallone Climb Into the Ring for “Grudge Match”

In one of the more amusing films of the holiday season, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Grudge Match” stars award-winning movie icons Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar-nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match.

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Bull Durham: The Musical

“Bull Durham”, one of the best sports movies of all-time, will premiere as a musical in September 2014 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. [...]

NBA’s Dwyane Wade Shoots for Success with Own TV Show

The Miami Heat All-Star guard has sold a half-hour comedy pilot to Fox. Inspired by his book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball,” in which he talks about parenting his two sons and recounting his own growing-up years and rise to the NBA elite, the pilot will be written by Ben Watkins (“Burn Notice”). [...]

MTV to Produce Weekly TV Series with Major League Baseball

World Series MVP David Ortiz and Pirates all-star outfielder Andrew McCutchen are teaming up serving as executive producers for a series in a multi-year partnership that will strive to be at the intersection of pop culture and baseball. [...]

“Rush”- Building Speed to Produce a Box-Office Winner

The seasoned filmmakers that brought you such acclaimed movies as A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Damn United and Cinderella Man, among many others, have taken on a genre that has proven elusive in Hollywood, indeed throughout global cinema history, that of an engaging movie with auto racing as a backdrop. [...]

The S&C Interview: Author Sean Crosson – Frontiers of Sport – Sport and Film

Sean Crosson is Program Director of the MA in Film Studies at the Huston School of Film in Galway, Ireland.

How did this project come about for you and what was the subject’s appeal that made you want to write a book about it?

I have been an avid follower of sport for many [...]

Actor Ben Foster Leads Pack to Portray Cyclist Lance Armstrong

Though several biopics about the American cyclist are in various stages of development in Hollywood, it looks like director Stephen Frears’s version, written by John Hodge (“Trainspotting”) and featuring actor Ben Foster is set to take off, according to the Hollywood Reporter [...]

Blood and Sand Gets Well-Deserved Blu-ray Treatment

With its vivid set designs and Oscar-winning cinematography, if there is a sports movie deserving of a release on Blu-ray for its stylish presentation, it is Blood and Sand. Director Rouben Mamoulian based many of his set designs and color schemes on the works of master Spanish painters like Velasquez, El Greco and Goya. The brilliant production efforts earned an Academy Award nomination Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color for Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright and Thomas Little. [...]

New Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas Announces Inaugural Inductees

“It was the opportunity of a lifetime to place the Boxing Hall of Fame Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip with its 40 million visitors each year” said President Steve Lott. [...]