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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Documentary in the Works From HBO Sports, Mandalay Sports Media

14 May 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO Sports and Mandalay Sports Media are getting in the skyhook business. The two companies, in association with Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, have begun production and commenced photography in Los Angeles on a documentary about the life and career of Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer. Also read: Why Sports Movies Like ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ ‘Draft Day’ Have Become Their Own Underdog Stories Scheduled to debut in early 2015 on HBO, the film will be directed by Ron Yassen, produced by Deborah Morales (“On the Shoulders of Giants”) and executive produced by Mike Tollin (“Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream”). See. »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Doc to Air on HBO

14 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO Sports and Mandalay Sports Media, in association with  Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, are developing a documentary about basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Variety has learned.

Directed by Ron Yassen, produced by Deborah Morales and executive produced by Mike Tollin (“Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream”), the project will follow the former L.A. Laker from his long run in the NBA and through his many controversial and landmark moments over the past 50 years.

Tollin, co-chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, says the film will “reveal the complexity and genius of Kareem both on and off the court. By his own admission, Abdul-Jabbar has had a complicated and occasionally hostile relationship with the media. This is a unique opportunity to tell all sides of his story.”

Production and principal photography began this week in Los Angeles.

The film is scheduled to debut in early 2015 on HBO.


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