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Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #30: Fredric Golding, 'On the Mat'

17 April 2012 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fredric Golding says that while studying philosophy in college, he learned "how to ask the 'big questions.'" He adds, "I am proud to say I still ask the big questions and I am still discovering what makes us all tick, what compels us to act in the way we do in different situations." Golding is an industry vet, having worked in the biz for 25 years. He produced the documentary, "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream," which was nominated for an Oscar in 1996 and directed "Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later" for Spike and created "Dead Tenants" for TLC. What it's about: Golding's "On the Mat" is on the surface a film that follows a high school wrestling team over the course of a season. Beneath that, it's a look at the pure spirit of heart, mind and body as manifested in the young wrestlers at Lake Stevens High School, in Lake Stevens, »

- Indiewire Staff

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Baseball legend Hank Aaron getting biopic treatment with 'The Natural' director Barry Levinson

3 April 2012 2:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

EW has confirmed that producers Mike Tollin (Varsity Blues, Coach Carter) and Glenn Rigberg (Struck By Lightning) have obtained the rights to make a feature film biopic about Henry “Hank” Aaron, the baseball legend who broke Babe Ruth’s decades-long career home-run record on April 8, 1974. This project has instantly become one of the hottest sports movie projects in Hollywood.

Barry Levinson (The Natural) is attached to direct, working with screenwriter Adam Mazer, who wrote Levinson’s HBO biopic on Jack Kevorkian, You Don’t Know Jack, which Rigberg exec produced. Based on Howard Bryant’s book The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron, »

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